Reblogged from summerfinding
The combination of symptoms that help me figure out I’m probably hungry:
Off-balance more often
Worse than usual focus
More “deaf” than usual
Less able to process information
(other things I’ve probably forgotten)
How others know they’re hungry:
Something to do with a feeling related to their stomach? I think?
Okay, so I’m gonna be weird for a moment.
For the longest time, I did not experience any sort of hunger. My brain did not cue me in that I needed food or water. Obviously, hugely problematic when you don’t even have a shift buddy to remind you when lunch is.
Once I started putting myself on a schedule, I thought maybe that would change. It didn’t. It wasn’t until about three months ago that I started feeling hunger. It’s still sporadic, but it happens sometimes.
And it is awful. I’m the biggest whiny baby about it.
Like, honestly, I’m pretty sure it’s a form of pain. My stomach feels empty, but it’s so damned unpleasant. Like, a headache that rooted itself mid-waist and hitting your funny bone all at once. Plus, there’s the thought disruptions. Like, I’m working, I’m working, I’m working oooohcheeseburgercheesecakechickenburritossoupmmmm.
It’s inconsistent for me. Sometimes I feel what I think are classic hunger pangs. Sometimes I’m like - Am I hungry, or nauseated, or both? And then sometimes I get dizzy, shaky, and/or headachy and go ‘Oh. Guess I should eat.’