Key to outsmart “hangry”

First For Women - - Nutrition -

Next time you feel frus­trated or mad, pause to think about whether or not you are hun­gry. In a study at the Uni­ver­sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, sub­jects par­tic­i­pated in a stress­ful sce­nario, then filled out a ques­tion­naire. Those who were asked to rec­og­nize hunger as a pos­si­ble source of their neg­a­tive emo­tions re­ported 94% more pos­i­tive feel­ings than those who weren’t di­rected to think about hunger. The study au­thors say sim­ply ac­knowl­edg­ing that hunger has power over emo­tions serves to ease neg­a­tive feel­ings—even if those feel­ings aren’t ac­tu­ally due to hunger.

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