Part 1: “Unpacking Preventative Eating (PE): Is It Really Effective?”

In today’s exploration, we’re diving deep into the concept of Preventative Eating, or PE for short, to shed light on why it might not be as effective as it initially seems. PE refers to the practice of eating in anticipation of hunger or in response to external cues, rather than heeding genuine physiological hunger signals.

Traditionally, people have followed their body’s natural hunger signals, consuming food when they genuinely felt hungry. However, PE disrupts this natural pattern, leading individuals to eat based on the time of day, social cues, emotions, or even out of fear of becoming hungry later. 

The consequence? 

Mindless eating, overeating, and a disconnection from their body’s inherent hunger and satiety cues.

To put it into perspective, imagine donning a coat in a room you expect to be cold, only to discover it never actually cools down. PE entails eating in anticipation of hunger, but it may not always serve our bodies and well-being optimally.

We’ll delve deeper into the reasons people might fall into the trap of PE in Part 2 of this blog series.

With Nourishing Thoughts,


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