A Little Hungry? GOOD.

It’s a good idea to be a little hungry. Even used to it.  Not starving, malnourished, or any other otherwise at-risk state.  Just hungry.  Here’s what I mean.

You want to be a little hungry so you don’t over eat.  It’s all about portion control, at least here in the U.S.  The restaurants, by and large, don’t help.  They serve HUGE plates of food. At least two servings, if not maybe three.  That doesn’t mean you have to eat the whole thing in one sitting.  Don’t, in fact.

Case in point:  I was reading the results of a recent study that was addressing the miss-guided criticism of eating pasta.  It’s not pasta that makes one fat, it’s that many people eat too much of it.  Small portions equal the right amount.

Allow yourself to be a little hungry.

How else can you apply this simple principle?   Be hungry to learn.  Stay curious.  Keep pushing yourself to read new things, try new tools, check out a new website. Take a cooking class.  Or woodwork.  Or tap-dance. Whatever your fancy, Keep Learning.

What else?  For those things you already do well, do often, are good at…stay hungry to keep striving, to be a wee bit better.  Keep the ax sharp.

Yep, it’s good to have a healthy yearning for more.  In fact, it will make the world a better place.

Stay hungry.

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