Health Tip: The Signs of Hunger

-- When you have a desire to eat, are you really hungry? Other factors can make you feel like you want to eat, including feeling sad or lonely, the time of day, craving certain foods, or being thirsty.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this list of actual hunger signs:

  • Your stomach growls or rumbles.
  • You feel hunger pangs in your stomach.
  • You have a slight headache, or difficulty concentrating.
  • You feel grumpy or irritable.

Posted: March 2009


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