You're struggling to focus on your latest work project, but an escalating mix of hunger and anger has hijacked your brain. You just can't cope. You need a caramel latte, stat. Or a "healthy" protein bar. Or even a handful of almonds. Whatever it is, if you don't eat soon, things are going to get very ugly...
Does that sound familiar? If you become jittery, anxious, unfocused, and impatient a few hours after eating, you’re suffering from hangriness. And it’s awful.
It's also no way to live. Grazing regularly on small meals and snacks makes you a slave to your appetite. Most Americans now find it normal to walk around with a purse full of almonds and Larabars-or fall victim to the vending machine--but it’s actually an indication that something’s amiss.
Frequent eating keeps insulin circulating in your body. This puts you in a sugar-burning state, which sets your brain on high alert. It becomes harder to concentrate, your moods become unstable, and you feel like you need to eat--immediately.
This isn’t weakness or indulgence. This is evolution.