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The science behind being 'hangry'
When I first heard a friend use the word "hangry" several years ago with a group of friends, I marveled at its accuracy. The portmanteau, a combination of "hungry" and "angry," perfectly described the present disposition of our buddy Ryan, who was storming ahead of the group, desperately searching for a late night place to eat.

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Hunger Makes Us Angry

Being hungry makes you angry. Prolonged hunger along with a stressful situation, like a computer malfunction, or tedious evaluation work, dials up the anger in a person.

The hungry ...

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Chemical Changes

Hunger causes certain chemical and hormonal changes in the body, and the brain processes these signals the same way it would process sadness, fear or anger.

The brain tries to tell us ...

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The Brain Needs Glucose

The brain requires glucose to function properly, and its limbic system, the part associated with hunger, fear, and anxiety, starts to give out automatic responses when the glucose levels are...

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What To Eat When Hangry

Eating something which is high in glucose can satiate your hunger and anger at the same time.

Grains, berries, and cereals are a good choice, and nuts are also a great snack to have...

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Tune into Your Emotions

If you are unable to eat anything due to some reason, it's a good idea to tune into your emotions, listening to what your body is feeling.

Our emotions, when tapped into, can cal...

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You Feel Hangry First

The negative mood effect that being hungry produces even comes before the actual sensation of hunger.

The stomach growls come after your mood has changed, due to your body (and brain) ...

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Overeating is a habit

Even though your stomach has a hormonal system for telling your brain it is empty, it can also raise your hunger levels at specific times by learned associations, even if you had a large meal.

If you repeatedly eat chocolate after dinner when you sit on the couch, your body can start to associate sitting on the couch with eating, and you'll experience a craving.

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This happens because music stimulates the entire brain and not just segments of it. Using this knowledge can help you in various ways.

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