Is Your Hunger Disguised or is it Real?

hungry3Hunger is a far more complex physiological state than we give it credit for.

We all recognize the familiar pangs of hunger when we have not eaten for an extended period of time. It presents itself as a low-grade discomfort in the stomach that is just strong enough for us to notice.

For most of us, the first irritating feelings of discomfort caused from hunger are easy to ignore, they can be put aside for a short while. But, eventually those feelings become more intense as the body tries to grab out attention. The brain sends signals for the release of acid in the stomach in preparation for the intake and digestion of food. This is what we feel as emptiness, or the uncomfortable feeling in our stomach. [Read more…]