If You’re Not Hungry, Don’t Eat

January 5, 2016


Food isn’t only one of the most available things you could possibly buy, but it also comes in different shapes, sizes, flavors, and combinations. That being said, it’s easy to succumb to eating despite not feeling any hunger.

But if you ask David Gal, PhD from the University of Illinois, this is exactly what we shouldn’t do. As it turns out, our bodies react differently to food depending on whether we were actually hungry or not.

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

The research published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research observed the blood glucose levels of 45 students of different hunger levels as they consumed a carb-rich meal.

After the subject were done, the results showed that those who were moderately hungry prior to the meal had lower blood glucose levels than subjects who were not.

Previous experience tells us that the blood glucose levels should rise by a small amount, as high blood glucose can damage our body’s cells.

So, the next time you see an ad for a cheeseburger and you think to yourself “I could go for one,” try to wait until you’re actually hungry before you do so.

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