Welcome to Day 5 of the ‘Why The F Are We So F-A-T?’ Experiment!

Today’s F is…..Fullness

The feeling of a full stomach is very comforting. Often we feel we need to eat in order to get this full stomach feeling and so keep going beyond satisfying our hunger, until we feel physically ‘filled up’.

Have you ever thought about why you need to feel this way? Here are some reasons people often tell me:

  • “There was never enough food growing up. Now I’m an adult I want to make sure I never feel hungry in that way again”
  • “My mum used to show her love through providing big, home cooked meals and encouraging me to eat until I was full up. I guess I’ve adopted the same pattern”
  • “I feel physically stronger when I have a full stomach, it’s as if I feel I can tackle problems easier or other people can’t ‘get to me’ as much when I feel full”

Or perhaps it’s something you’ve never consciously thought about?

For today’s experiment I invite you to consider your personal story of feeling full. Is it serving you, and is it possible to experiment with something different?

Remember, this is just an experiment – you don’t have to do it, and there is no right or wrong outcome if you try it! It’s simply about seeing how it feels and doing more of what works and less of what doesn’t. 


I’m so glad you’re joining me for the Experiment, watch the videos on Facebook or Twitter and I will look forward to connecting with you tomorrow for Day 6!


With best wishes,

Dr Jen

Dr Jen Nash, (CPsychol, AFBPsS, ClinPsyD, BSc)

Clinical Psychologist

Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

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