I frequently find myself talking to clients about hanger! For many individuals hanger seems real! This article interviewed Michael Lowe, a psychology professor at Drexel University who discussed the early warning signs of hunger and why being hangry might be an adaptive behavior. This is a great read, going into the science behind hunger! The article examines actual hunger verses cravings and what happens to our biochemistry when we skip meals.
We are all different in our chemical composition. I have clients that are very food motivated and are constantly hungry and some that could care less about eating! One of the key takeaways of this article is that if you are an individual who finds themselves getting to the point of extreme hunger, we should evaluate your day-to-day schedule and look at ways we can incorporate more satisfying foods that will stabilize your blood sugars throughout the day to give you constant energy!