It’s not lunchtime, not even close. And yet all you can think about is the next time you get to eat and what it’s going to be. It’s all you can do not to scarf down whatever’s edible within arm’s reach. But what gives?
Turns out, our brains and bodies are frequently conspiring to trick us into thinking it’s time to eat when it really isn’t. Here are nine of those times:
1. You didn’t sleep enough last night.
Ever notice a grumbling stomach on the days the alarm went off way before you were ready to face the morning? That’s because too little sleep has been linked to higher levels of the hormone ghrelin, which is responsible for triggering hunger.
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