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Why is it that sometimes when we're hungry, we feel "hungry", other times lightheaded?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 09, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Why is it that sometimes when we get hungry, we feel that empty, gnawing feeling in our stomachs, other times we feel weak, tired, lightheaded, or have a headache? why can't we just feel that gnawing feeling in the stomach and leave the more unpleasant symptoms for when we can afford to have them? (ie. at a time when we're not when we're sitting in class, driving, etc.)

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on April 09, 2013
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Actual hypothalamic hunger vs low blood sugar.

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on May 29, 2013
at 05:29 PM

From what I've learned, the former is literally an empty stomach and a need to eat for fuel and nutrients, and the latter is low blood sugar or a "crash." Stabilizing my blood sugar has completely eliminated the second set of symptoms for me, though I do get nauseous if I'm forgetting to get enough carbs and train harder than usual one night.

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