When you are on a standard diet, you might have experienced situations in which you are overreacting to things that normally don´t really bother you. You´re getting mean and impulsive and you are stressed out. You are hungry. You feel anger. Or in this case: hanger (= hunger and anger) and you are hangry (hungry + angry). Sounds familiar?
It looks like these feelings are tightly bound to what we are eating and our blood glucose levels. When they are going down again after a carb-loaded meal, our body might get stressed and is starting its fight-for-survival to get new food.
Stress hormones like cortisol are being released that might cause some aggression and hanger in us.
I´ve been hangry and I know that my patience for anything was at the bottom of the lowest level ever. Someone who is hangry is like a hungry wolf. Don´t go near them and avoid making them aware of you.
Well, besides the unpleasant feeling for ourselves, being hangry is even more unpleasant for people around us. You may want to consider avoid being hangry - for you and for your family.
Hanger on OMAD?
If you ever experienced hanger, believe me, I understand that you think fasting will be hard. But I have good news for you: Fasting is not like an endless hanger-session and won´t let you suffer in pain and aggression.
However, I guess it can happen. Let´s see how we can avoid hanger.
As hanger is closely related to your blood glucose levels, let´s focus on getting them stabilized before you start fasting and keep them balanced. The How to for that is easy: Give yourself a couple of weeks and go low-carb or even further down the rabbit hole and try keto.
Magically you won´t suffer from ups and downs of your glucose levels, your insulin does not spike and your mood stabilizes too. Wow - now let´s try fasting and increase the positive effects even more.
When doing OMAD, every meal is a feast and a celebration.
Make sure, that those daily feastings are not a carb-load but high-quality, high-density fat and protein-rich meals that do not send your glucose levels on an hours-long carousel of ups and downs.
👉Keep in mind: The higher the carb-load and with this the blood glucose increase and insulin response, the harder it is to not eat regularly every few hours and the more likely it is to get hangry.
Therefore, to avoid hanger, go low-carb and start fasting!