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Eating With an Empty Stomach Is Bad for You?

Eating With an Empty Stomach Is Bad for You?
From Lifehack - January 3, 2018

As humans, we tend to want food when were hungry. It makes sense, right? Our stomach growls and we reflexively look for something to eat. But what if I told you eating on an empty stomach was bad for you?As humans, we tend to want food when were hungry. It makes sense, right? Our stomach growls and we reflexively look for something to eat. But what if I told you eating on an empty stomach was bad for you?

Think back to the last time you were hungry, I mean really hungry. Did you sit down with a balanced meal? Probably not. Once we get to the point of saying, Im so hungry I could eat a horse! we are likely to overindulge in whatever food we can get our hands on.

When your stomach is empty, your blood sugar levels drop, sometimes rapidly. Because your body wants to take care of itself, it focuses on getting fed with whatever high-calorie foods it can find. Have you ever noticed your cravings for junk food tend to be highest when youre ravenous? Thats why.

An empty stomach is likely to start your meal with all the wrong foods

When youre hungry, almost any food looks good. But even once you get the food and finish eating, you tend to feel the need to find more food because you dont yet feel satisfied! The hungrier you are, the harder it becomes to resist unhealthy foods like burgers, pizza, ice cream, sweets, etc.

A research about shoppers going to the grocery store while hungry has shown that theyre a lot more likely to consume unhealthy food. Shopping while hungry can result in unhealthy meals for the rest of the week. Aner Tal of the Food and Brand Laboratory at Cornell University says,1

hungry people tend to think of more high-calorie foods that provide more energy, which affects the choice of foods they buy for the week. These foods may include red meat, candy and salty snacks, in contrast to lower-calorie foods like chicken breasts, vegetables and fruits.

Be Prepared

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