New online tool tells you if you’re really hungry

It’s called the Hunger Quotient and it can help you lose weight and stop overeating.

Some days your berry yoghurt bowl, and coffee does the trick, taking you through to lunch. Other days, you’d give up your unborn child just for that satisfying feeling of fullness and a break from thinking about food.

Yep, in the world of healthy sustainable eating, figuring out how much to eat to reach your goal is just as important as choosing what to eat.

It can be tricky, though. When you don’t have hard numbers or definitive meal plans to guide you, how are you supposed to know for sure whether you’re eating the right amount?

Meet the Hunger Quotient, a game changing tool devised by registered dietitian Keri Glassman that makes it easy to figure out exactly how much you should eat—and when it’s time to have a kitchen hiatus.

“It will be one of your greatest nutrition tools in your knowledge base (regardless of the food you eat) and get you closer to the healthy eater you were meant to be,” writes Glassman on her blog Nutritious Life.

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Basically, your Hunger Quotient is a number on a scale from 1-10 that helps you rate how hungry you are. By using it, you can figure out what your appetite is at any given moment. A 10 on the HQ scale means that you’re famished and ready to pass out. A 1 means that you’re so stuffed, you’re swearing off solids for the next 24 hours.

“As an adult, you eat for so many reasons other than true hunger, and sometimes you eat without any hunger,” Glassman writes. “Stress, your previous meal experiences, emotions and hundreds of other factors influence your appetite.”

What the scale provides is a tangible way to eat mindfully, without counting calories – and you can use it any time. If you’re in the mood for food, your HQ can tell you whether you’re actually hungry or wanting to eat out of boredom or stress. Rating your HQ while you eat can also help you know when you’ve had enough.

Glassman reckons you always want your HQ to be between a 4 and a 6. “When you are at a 4, slightly satisfied, you are “just right” because you have eaten just enough to feel content without needing to loosen your belt or take a nap,” she writes.

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5 ways to lose weight while saving time – and money

Meal prep and HIIT workouts are just the beginning.

Make your week work for you with these time-saving tips that well help you save calories… and cash.

  1. Quick meals

Being able to create a healthy meal quickly is key to staying on track with your weight loss goals. For me, the sandwich press is life-changing. It can cook anything from chicken, fish, eggs, pancakes, sweet potato, vegetables and the list goes on. It is portable so it can be taken to work or on holidays, and more importantly, you can just wipe it clean.

Another time-saving weight loss hack is cooking up a big batch of brown rice or quinoa, and keeping it in an airtight container in the fridge. This will last a good 3-4 days – and you simply run under hot water when needed. Healthy meals are so quick and easy to put together and by adding in your choice of spices you can add flavour to any dish.

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  1. Food prep

Food is everything when it comes to weight loss, and if you can prep some meals or ingredients on a Sunday your week will run very smoothly, nutrition-wise, anyway. Not only will preparing elements of your meals (or full meals, the choice is yours!) in advance save you time, but having protein-rich snacks – as well as healthy meals on tap – will save you money. No emergency 3pm trips to the vending machine needed.

  1. Be organised

It sounds obvious but it works: schedule in your workouts for the week like you would your meetings. This gives you a clear picture of how your week will look, and takes away any stress that relates to ‘fitting in’ your work outs. Plus, it keeps you accountable as your days become longer and busier… and that gym membership you’re paying for is certainly not going to waste.

  1. HIIT workouts

High intensity interval training is awesome when it comes to fat loss and also saving time. A HIIT session can be anything from boxing, stairs, hill sprints or skipping. These sessions only need to last 20-30 minutes as they are so taxing on your heart rate, after one of these sessions you’ll be feeling exhausted – and amazing. The best bit? There are literally thousands online – on YouTube, and beyond – available for free. You can work-out in your living room while your meals are being prepped. If that’s not efficient, we don’t know what is!

  1. Shop online

If you can set up a regular order online with an organic grocer or major supermarket this will be life changing. Each week you will bring up your regular order make a couple of changes or simply just process the order, which will save you time, money, and help with our first couple of points. Life: simplified.

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