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Learn the Difference Between Emotional Hunger & Physical Hunger

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a worksheet about learning the difference between emotional  and physical hunger. It will help you differentiate between emotional and physical hunger.

What is the “Learn the difference between Emotional Hunger and Physical hunger” worksheet?

Hunger is a basic physiological response to an empty stomach. Hunger sensation is mostly characterized by hunger pangs and loss of energy.  Sometimes eating becomes more than fulfilling the basic physiological needs and becomes a way to satisfy emotions. When a person starts eating without hunger or without having any thought just to calm uncomfortable emotion or a way to feel happy is known as emotional hunger. This type of hunger associates with emotions more than physical needs. While physical hunger is fulfilling the basic body need of hunger.

How will “Learn the difference between Emotional Hunger and Physical hunger” worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you identify the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger so that you can learn what kind of eater you are. You will get to know the critical points of mindless and mindful eating. If you are suffering from overeating or binge eating, it will help you to rule out the triggers and symptoms of both types of eating.

Instructions on how to use the “Learn the difference between Emotional Hunger and Physical hunger” worksheet 

If you are someone who most of the time finds themselves standing in front of a refrigerator to get something to eat just to calm yourself down. If food brings comfort and helps you to deal with the stress and tough time of your life then this worksheet is for you. Have a detailed read at the below-mentioned worksheet and find out symptoms and key differences among both types of hunger.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with the worksheet about learning the difference between Emotional hunger and Physical hunger which hopefully helped you differentiate between emotional and physical hunger.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.