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Please Read: Hunger Pains???

Surfhunny

Laugh in the face of food
S: 17st11lb C: 14st9lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 3st2lb(17.67%)
#1
I found out something interesting yesterday....

I felt absolutely starving yesterday, my tummy was growling loud enough for people to hear and it sparked a conversation off. We were talking about hunger pains, and that knawing empty feeling. I work in theatre and the surgeon there told us that the so called hunger pains are not actually a sign of hunger at all, it's caused by acid in the stomach.

Usually it's at a time when you happen to be hungry, so it becomes associated with hunger, but it isn't actually a sign of hunger! This has explained a lot for me, because I often get that starving hunger pain after I've eaten... leading me to believe that I'm still hungry - but I'm not. It's my stomach acids getting to work on it's contents, I usually find that if I just sit it out it goes away fairly quickly, but the temptation to feed my stomach to take away the pain is huge. But now I know it's not real hunger at all, it's just that I've come to associate hunger with the pains.

Amazing, so glad I had a growly tummy!!!!
 
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minxie

One day at a time!
S: 15st3lb C: 14st9lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 0st8lb(3.76%)
#2
Mine is growling as I read, lol. Good to know that it's just "doing it's job" and eating away at the fat on my thighs;)
 

beinggood

Full Member
S: 16st0lb C: 13st12lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 34.4 Loss: 2st2lb(13.39%)
#3
thats interesting stuff. thankyou
 

MrsN

Silver Member
S: 17st13lb C: 17st4lb G: 9st10lb Loss: 0st9lb(3.59%)
#4
ooh interesting - I must stop listening to my growling tummy!
 


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