Don't you just hate it when you are hungry, but don't know what you want?

United States
June 1, 2008 1:02am CST
I am sitting here and I am hungry, but have no clue what it is I want. I am going over all the options in my head, but nothing seems to appeal to me tonight. I know I want something, I'm just not sure what. I have made two trips to the kitchen without success. Does this ever happen to anybody else? Maybe you get a sweet tooth instead? Or you know what you want and you just don't have it on hand?
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53 responses
• India
1 Jun 08
Seriously man Thats one state of mind wen anythin mite do but you still aint sure wat's that Anythin you'll prefer You re hungry but you still want somethin n you ve got no clues wat's that somethin..Its a strange feeling n disgutin to have
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• United States
1 Jun 08
That is exactly it...lol. Usually something sounds good, but not right now. I'm going to drive myself crazy...lol.
@roniroxas (10577)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
dont you just hate it when you are hungry but you dont know what you want, and when decided already on what to eat it is not available. lol. and because of frutration you end up eating junk food that after an hour you feel hungry again. sometimes we really are in this unpredictable moods but thats what life is fun about, the unpredictable things. lol
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• United States
1 Jun 08
That is so true! Well, I don't feel so alone after all these responses. I thought I was just nuts. I never thought about that way, but we do have unpredictable moods. I guess are tastes would be just as unpredictable.
@roniroxas (10577)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
this is mostly for us women specially when our menstration is about to come, we have unpredictable moods and it affects our choices specially on food. i have 3 daugthers and my son is having a hard time on their mood swings lol.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
Poor guy. Well, at least he'll know what to expect from women...lol.
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I know it sucks when you are hungry and dont have any idea what you want,and me and my fiance will go to the kitchen to find something to eat,but then I can never decide what I want,or want I do want we dont have it, and then it will take me like thirty minutes to decide what I want her to fix me.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
The worst when you finally make up your mind about what you want and then don't have it....lol.
• United States
2 Jun 08
Yeah that totally sucks lol,have a good day,good luck in your future food hunting,and Happy Posting.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 08
i often experience that situation. I feel so hungry and yet i don't know what i want to eat. I'm glad i have a bestfriend who knows what food i usually crave for. if i don't know what i want, she'll start giving me choices by enumerating different viands/food or different restaurant or food chain where we usually eat. That solves the problem.
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@gwenns (255)
• Singapore
1 Jun 08
lol. cool, nice friend! =D
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• United States
1 Jun 08
I need a friend like that...lol. Restaurants are not an option, though because I live in the country and it is after 2:00 am so they are all closed.
@anniepa (25034)
• United States
1 Jun 08
That was me exactly a few nights ago - I was literally starving for "something" but I had not clue what. For a change we even had a fairly well-stocked kitchen but nothing that was there satisfied my craving. Usually I get, as you mentioned, where I know what I want, I want THAT (whatever it happens to be) and nothing else will do but of course it's something I don't have but the other night I didn't know what "it" was, I only knew we didn't have it. Since you posted this 13 hours ago I'm curious how many total trips to the kitchen did you end up making? For me it had to have been a dozen or so but I went to sleep hungry. Guess what? I'm hungry again...lol! Annie
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• United States
1 Jun 08
Time need to decide on something: an hour. Total trips to the kitchen: 4. Finding something to eat that tastes good: priceless.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
1 Jun 08
Oh my goodness I hate when that happens. Usually this happens to me when I have so much food in the house I have too many things to pick from that I can't focus on one thing. I find then I eat something salty and then something sweet.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
I've done that. I figure salty foods usually satisfy me so I eat that. When it doesn't, I head for the sweets and usually that doesn't work either so now I don't even bother with them...lol. I head straight for the real food so I am not hungry again in an hour.
@manya_pearl (1871)
• Singapore
1 Jun 08
Hehe... those food come to my mind but, i wonder why, i even dont want to do anything. I just let it comes to my mind. I even have no idea if i should call the free delivery or leaving my pc and going to the near restaurant that open 24 hours. Im just too lazy to muve... ahahah... I let it dont have it on my mind, but if i really hungry, i probably go to the nearest restaurant open 24 hours and order that food... i dont care even its 2am or 3am. many times i even eating around 2am... (and i was the only one customer) ahahah... i do like eating salty or something sweet...
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• United States
1 Jun 08
A lot of folks get cravings for sweet or salty food. I can't head to a restaurant as the nearest one open 24 hours is 20 miles away. I'm not hungry enough to drive that distance...lol. That's the one downside of living in the country, modern conveniences are further away. I usually have everything on hand to make just about anything, though so it's all good.
• China
1 Jun 08
Don't worry about this little thing! Sometimes the thing is not perfect as you want,however, maybe it is good thing!When you want something which is also in you hand ,that time you will feel more better because of lacking the perfect!
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• United States
1 Jun 08
You're right, perfection is highly over-rated. I will try to remember that.
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
really? Dont you think you are pregnant? hehe well if your a man then probably not.. We call it as "paglilihi" when the girl is pregnant... It also happens to me sometimes and its really irritating.. LOL.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
Nope, not pregnant, just hungry...lol. I will have to remember paglilihi for when it happens again. Although I will probably butcher the pronunciation, I'll give it my best shot.
@shamsta19 (3232)
• United States
1 Jun 08
That happens to me too. But even worse is knowing what you want and not being able to get it. I am in bad need of Carribean food and the South just doesn't provide. I'm used to Jamaican food , Puerto Rican food and South Carolina don't know nothing about that. I have had that need to eat and don't know what I want. Then I usually eat everything until I'm sick. End up needing soup.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
That would be hard for me. I am very used to the food I eat. Changing to new food would be difficult. That must be some serious culture shock to you. I wish you luck in finding something to remind you of home.
• United States
1 Jun 08
I hate when that happens and that seems to happen to me quite a bit. Sometimes I end up opening the fridge several times and looking through the snack foods before deciding that it's pretty useless for me to look any longer. Then I end up eating something I didn't really want to eat to begin with. It usually just ends up bad cause I end up eating more than I expected.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
I have in and warmed up some macaroni and cheese. Sometimes you just have to throw in the towel...lol. Now I'm thinking about what I want to make for breakfast. It's a vicious circle for me...lol.
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
Yes i do. and i so hate it!grrrr Especially when i'm so hungry! Then at times i end up eating absolutely nothing!(^^,)
• United States
1 Jun 08
That's me, I'll sit here thinking and thinking instead of just eating...lol.
@gwenns (255)
• Singapore
1 Jun 08
ahaha, in that situation, i just gulp a few glasses of water if im sick of opening all the cabinets and refrigerator xP worse thing is.. when i'm out with my friends and when we are all hungry, we think REAL hard but couldnt come to a conclusion what we really feel like eating. by that time, all our stomachs are rumbling loudly haha! then we'll end up eating at the nearest restaurants/fast food chains =.=
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• United States
1 Jun 08
That is one thing that doesn't happen to me because I can usually find something I like at any restaurant. Plus there is this one restaurant we all like to eat at when we are out. That is what is so weird about this mood of mine. I'm usually really easily satisfied when it comes to food.
• United States
1 Jun 08
My mom always used to say "I guess you're not really hungry then." I guess she was saying that if I was really hungry I would eat anything I could get my hands on. I wasn't buying it then and I don't buy it now. Sometimes there are just too many decisions to make and you can't decide what you want.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
LMAO...my mom used to say that very same thing. I would get so mad...lol. I was pregnant with my daughter and we were out shopping and I asked her if she was hungry. She said "yes, but I don't know hhat I want." I looked at her cooly and said "too bad, you must not be hungry. And here I was gonna take you to Red Lobster." She never said it to me again...lol.
@lingli_78 (12860)
• Australia
20 Jun 08
oh yes... it happens to me as well sometimes... i am hungry but i just can't make a decision of what i want to eat... but eventually i just have to make decision and eat something... usually when that happens, i just eat ramen noodles with egg and vegetables... that is the easiest for me... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
20 Jun 08
yes I really do hate that. Like you sit in front of the fridge for minutes and you see food you just don't know what you want to eat. Or when you do think of something to eat you don't have it.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
Yes!! I was like that all the time when I was pregnant. Sometimes you'll want something and get it...take a bite then not want it. So then you would have to start all over.
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
8 Jun 08
When I am hungry, I do not go over my options. Anything that is within sight is sealed. Even when I am not able to find anything solid, there is always some liquid beverages I will definitely consume.
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@chrislotz (8209)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
This happens to me a lot and since I am dieting it is not that hard to figure out what I will have. As in, it is usually a salad or sometimes a protein shake or bar. I try not to eat anything unhealthy but sometimes the craving is so bad I end up breaking my diet and having something I shouldn't have. Like a toasted cheese sandwich or something of that nature. I don't eat very many sweets so I'm okay there. I don't eat much junk food at all and don't usually have a craving for anything like that. But the carbs thing is what I crave and that hurts my diet if I eat a carb.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
same here that happen to me almost everyday,i'm very hungry but don't know what i really wan to eat, i open the fridge several times but still couldn't figure out what i want to eat,sometimes i end watching and eat nothing