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How to deal with Hangry-ness

How to deal with Hangry-ness

Hanger, the treacherous combo of hunger and anger, is no joke. If you’re one of those people who always seems to be hangry, you know it can make you super irritable and ruin a perfectly good day.

Aside from being unpleasant to you and those around you, being hangry comes at a price. It means you’ve gone so long without eating that your blood sugar has dropped too low, leaving you irritable, cranky, anxious, and possibly even jittery or sweaty. Or it means you are prone to hypoglycemia, which is not a disease but a symptom of glucose mismanagement (most often in relation to diabetes). But it’s not just the physical symptoms that are annoying: the blood sugar crash that comes with being hangry triggers a cascade of stress hormone reactions in the body.

WHAT CAUSES LOW BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS?

  • skipping meals
  • eating too much sugar
  • starting your day with a sugary muffin or juice
  • starting your day with cereals, refined grains, or low protein grain-based foods. Yes, that includes your gluten free waffles and muffins (that are often loaded with sugar)
  • starting your day with coffee only
  • not getting enough protein or healthy fat

HOW TO PREVENT HANGRY (AKA LOW BLOOD SUGAR)

  • Start your day with protein and good fat
  • Eat every 4 hours and don’t skip meals
  • Avoid refined sugar
  • Eat the right snacks, specifically ones with a combination of…
    • Produce + Protein
      • Here are a few combinations:
        • Mango + Pistachios

          pistachios

          Apple + Almonds

          almonds

          Bananas + Walnuts

          bananas

          Cherry Tomatoes + String Cheese

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Short and sweet of it…eating food makes for less angry thoughts. So don’t skip meals or you’re going to have a hangry time.



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