Science Says: Hanger Is Legit

You're hungry. You're angry. And you're not alone.
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We’ve all been there.

It’s 1:17pm, the lunch meeting has run long, and you’re running out of things to think about that aren’t covered in gravy. You don’t even like gravy, but you’d pour a gallon down your gullet just to silence the rage welling up inside you.

You’re hangry.

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And no, it’s not because you’re addicted to food or a female.

Science says, it’s because you’re human.

Sarah Medlin, expert in all things nutrition, recently revealed why it is that anger so quickly follows those serious hunger pangs.

“When our blood sugars drop, cortisol and adrenaline rise up in our bodies – our fight or flight hormones.” Apparently when we are hungry, our brains start transmitting the same type of message it would send if we were feeling impulsive or full of rage.

Thus the reason I’m suddenly very willing to slap a stranger if they get in my way as I sprint through the chip aisle during my daily hanger session, or perhaps why my husband has vowed we’ll never have a serious conversation before I’ve eaten…

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Good news, though—most uncontrollable hanger rage canbe controlled with a snack (or two) between meals. You don’t have to tell me twice.

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