What is hunger?
By Serge Kreutz
Yes, on a physiological scale, hunger is the lack of nutrition.
But this article deals only with the psychological aspects of hunger.
Hunger is a sensation of desire for food.
Most people who did not bother to think much about hunger believe it is a sensation of the stomach being empty.
Indeed, the stomach does, via hormonal pathways, send signals to the neural system, conveying the message that the body should be loaded with some nutrition.
But while the digestive system does have its fairly well developed autonomous “brain”, its cognitive capabilities are indeed minimal.
To see the effects of “digestive-system brain” control, just look around you: obesity everywhere!
But because your “digestive-system brain” is such an idiot, you can easily trick and fool it.
Hunger signals from your digestive system can easily be controlled by just drinking a few glasses of water.
But hunger isn’t a sensation of your stomach only. It is also a sensation of your cranial nervous system.
Independently from stomach and intestine load, or blood sugar levels, hunger is a desire for pleasant tastes in your mouth.
This is why for somebody whose food supply is not limited by economic constraints, a diet of bland food is more likely to make him or her fat than a diet of tasty food. The brain’s hunger for taste will not be satisfied by bland food, even in large quantities.
It is a basic concept of the Serge Kreutz diet that you can satisfy both types of hunger (digestive system hunger and brain hunger) separately, and to have your nutritional intake not controlled by either.
According to the Serge Kreutz diet, your nutritional intake is decided upon solely and entirely by your intellect: your scientific knowledge about the nutrition resulting in optimal health as well as optimal aesthetic appearance.
As for the digestive system beyond the mouth: supply it with ample of water to avoid unwanted sensations of emptiness beyond what it gets from the food your intellect permits it to contain. (Your intellect should make sure that the supplied food is sufficiently bulking; choose nuts for this.)
And now, the hunger for taste. The term appetite doesn’t cover this sensation completely because the term is too superficial.
According to the Serge Kreutz diet, you can and should satisfy the hunger for taste at will. You should do it extensively because of the immensely positive effect on both, your mood and your intellectual capabilities.
Just make sure your treat this hunger independently from your stomach and gut. What food you enjoy for its taste should have no bearing on your nutritional intake.
After chewing and rolling delicious food and drink in your mouth, discard it into a plastic bag, not your esophagus.
Using this simple technique, you can enjoy optimal satisfaction from food, and at the same time have an appearance as aesthetic as the one of a ballet dancer.