WHY YOU GET HANGRY and how to stop it

Why You Get Hangry (And How To Stop)

Do you ever find yourself suddenly transformed into a not-so-friendly version of yourself when you’re hungry? You’re not alone! We’ve all experienced that irritable feeling known as being “hangry.” But have you ever wondered why it happens and how you can prevent it? In this blog post, we’re going to unravel the mystery of why you get hangry and provide you with simple steps to put an end to those hunger-induced mood swings.

The Roller Coaster of Carbohydrates

Picture your body as a roller coaster ride that goes up and down throughout the day. What propels this roller coaster are carbohydrates, the sugars and starches found in food. When you eat foods rich in carbohydrates, like bread, pasta, or candy, your roller coaster starts climbing up, up, up! You feel energized and ready to conquer the world. But what goes up must come down, and when it does, you’re left feeling cranky and irritable. That’s your body’s way of saying, “Hey, I need more fuel!”

How to Keep Your Roller Coaster Stable

The good news is that you can avoid the wild ups and downs of this roller coaster by making some simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. Here are a few actionable tips to help regulate your blood sugar levels:

  1. Eat Balanced Meals: Instead of loading up on sugary snacks, opt for balanced meals that include protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Think of it as fueling your roller coaster with slow-burning energy.
  2. Snack Smartly: If you need a snack between meals, choose nutritious options like a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit. These snacks provide a steady stream of energy, preventing your roller coaster from plummeting.
  3. Don’t Skip Meals: Skipping meals can lead to sharp drops in blood sugar levels, making you more susceptible to hangry episodes. Make it a habit to eat regularly throughout the day.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Sometimes, thirst is mistaken for hunger. Keep a water bottle handy and sip on it throughout the day to stay properly hydrated.
  5. Get Moving: Regular exercise helps your body use up the sugar in your blood, preventing dramatic spikes and crashes. Even a short walk can help keep your roller coaster steady.
  6. Listen to Your Body: If you start feeling irritable and haven’t eaten in a while, it’s a signal from your body that it’s time to refuel. Pay attention to these cues.

The Long-Term Effects of Blood Sugar Spikes

Now, let’s talk about what happens when your roller coaster goes on too many extreme rides. Over time, constantly spiking your blood sugar can lead to a condition called Type II diabetes. This is like having a roller coaster that’s gone haywire and can’t find its way back to normal. With Type II diabetes, you might need to take medicine and monitor your blood sugar levels daily – definitely not a fun ride to be on!

Take Control of Your Health Today

Don’t let being hangry become a regular part of your life. By understanding how your body’s roller coaster of blood sugar works and making smart choices in your diet and lifestyle, you can keep it running smoothly. This not only prevents hangry episodes but also safeguards your long-term health.

Ready to take the first step toward a hangry-free life? Book a free No-Sweat Intro at CrossFit Torque by clicking this link: No-Sweat Intro at CrossFit Torque. We’re here to guide you on your journey to better health and well-being. Say goodbye to hangry and hello to a happier, healthier you!

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