Everyone knows that, first of all, a balanced diet is about stability, consistency, and choice. Did you ever eat a big meal, barely an hour later, to get hunger pangs? Can’t you resist a second help? When you’re in unique circumstances, do you ever feel hungry? You could be a victim of fake hunger if you replied yes to at least one of these questions.
In reaction to an empty stomach or anticipation of the next meal, the brain activates the release of a hormone called ghrelin. Ghrelin signals that stomach acids are released by the body to digest food. Stomach acids begin to invade the stomach’s lining if food is not eaten, triggering hunger pains.
Studies have shown that ghrelin increases appetite by up to 30% when it is offered to adults.