Before we get started in the discussion of difference between the emotional hunger & physical hunger, it is very important to understand intuitive eating. In simple terms intuitive eating means a non-dieting approach and making peace with all types of food. Here are a few definitions to intuitive eating.

“Intuitive eating is about trusting your body to make food choices that feel good for you, without judging yourself or the influence of diet culture.” 
~ The National Eating Disorders Association

“Intuitive eating requires a person to listen to their hunger signals and eat what they want without guilt. People who eat intuitively should enjoy eating while honoring hunger cues and recognizing fullness.”
~ Tribole and Resch

Physical Hunger
This is the situation when the human brain communicates about the physical need for energy (food). Physical Hunger is also termed as biological hunger. Various physical and emotional responses gear at getting you eat and stop whatsoever you’re doing. You can only do is to eat. You must have heard many tricks such as temporarily stretching the stomach, distractions, etc. But, these will not help in suppressing the biological need food. In the back of the mind, the hunger will linger with great intensity.

Generally, the physical hunger shows physical sensations such as growling, rumbling, or emptiness in stomach. Some physical sensations such as painful or nauseous feeling and gnawing can also mean severe hunger. Therefore, the need of food or energy or calories is determined by the brain signals to the human body.

Emotional Hunger
The hunger that is derived out of any emotion is termed as Emotional Hunger. This is basically when you want to distract yourself from certain emotion, you eat. Majorly, people associate this eating habit to get rid of the negative emotions such as stress, anger, sadness, etc. However, eating helps to soothe your emotion and feel positive, happy, and relaxed. Apart from this, boredom is one strong emotion that cause hunger.

These both types are part of intuitive eating habits. With this latest trend, the Diet Nutritionist in UAE suggest easy ways that would help in allowing yourself to eat with freewill and also lose weight and manage the same. Mindful eating is not always possible. Here comes the role of the professional diet nutritionist to guide you with the best of tips and tricks to help your body have a healthy stature.

Talking about the healthy eating habits in UAE, it is little difficult. The traditional Emirati cuisine that make part of UAE culture have high sugar content, making it unhealthy. Although, there are various initiatives by Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) are being prompted. The initiative is majorly to make healthy natural food available in food establishments like cafés, hotels, restaurants, supermarket, etc. Here also comes the role of Diet Nutritionist in UAE, who provides the best of the tips and tricks to lose weight or manage weight. they also have solution to various health issues that can be solved with simple alterations in lifestyles and eating habits.

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