Hello, and welcome to The Hunger and Fullness Games- the game show where we decide if you should eat or pass. I’m your host, NotoriousRD. Now it’s time to meet our players.
She may not realize how much she’s had to eat today, but you can always find food nearby. Let’s welcome Mindless Eater Maggie!
Our next contestant doesn’t stop eating until she’s fully stuffed and is perplexed about when to stop. Give a big round of applause for Fullness Confused Fiona!
Last but not least we have someone who listens to her body before deciding if she should eat and when to stop. Isn’t that great to hear in this society? Hello to our returning champ, Intuitive Ingrid!
Now that we’ve met our players, are you ready to find out if we should eat it or pass? Players, the game is simple. I’ll give you a scenario, and you just have to be the first person to buzz in and tell me if you should eat it or pass, and why you chose that answer. Let’s get started!
Scenario 1: It’s 10:00 in the morning, and you ate breakfast an hour ago. But your stomach is rumbling and you’re feeling hungry. You have a snack of almonds and an apple that you were planning on eating in the afternoon. What should you do? Buzz! Mindless Eater Maggie?
Maggie: I always have food around so this has never happened to me. Hmm… now that I think about it I rarely get so hungry that my stomach growls. I think that you should wait to eat until lunch, since you just ate breakfast. So I say pass.
Maggie I’m sorry to say that that answer is incorrect. Can anyone tell me why you should eat? Yes, Intuitive Ingrid?
Ingrid: I’ve heard that if you are actually hungry, then you should eat. Your body knows what it needs, and it’s a good idea to listen to it.
Correct! Let’s see if we have better luck with this next question ladies. Scenario 2: It’s dinnertime, and you’ve eaten a side salad and a healthy portion of lasagna. You are feeling good, but would really like an extra piece. What should you do? Buzz! Fullness Confused Fiona- you were the first to buzz in.
Fiona: I think that if you aren’t full yet, then you could have another piece. I mean, you obviously have room for one more. And I love lasagna! So I say eat! Buzz!
Maggie: Don’t be tricked Fiona- I’m sure you’re not supposed to eat it since you already had one serving. It’s probably bad to have seconds. Pass!
This question has sparked some debate. Ingrid, you may as well put in your two cents since everyone else has had theirs.
Ingrid: This question seems more complicated. Usually I stop eating before I get full, but once the feeling of hunger has gone away. But that doesn’t mean I don’t ever have seconds. Usually I’ll wait 10 or 15 minutes, and if I’m still hungry, I’ll have more. Sometimes I will eat even if I’m not hungry, but I’m aware of my hunger level and why I’m eating. So I say it depends.
Our judges are debating the answer… and in an unprecedented event, all three contestants are correct! Since we are out of time, it looks like Intuitive Ingrid will be returning as our champ. Congratulations! Thanks for joining us today, and don’t forget to see us next time for The Hunger and Fullness Games to find out if we should eat it or pass!
What helps you decide if you should eat or pass?