hungry or thirsty? i get confused.

@tigeraunt (6331)
Philippines
October 25, 2009 3:30am CST
dear friends, i wanted something but i wasnt sure if i want water or food. here is what i learned. thirst could be caused by hormones in the gut that produce feelings much like hunger cravings. to know what you really need drink a glass or two of water. if the craving goes away and you feel more satisfied, you have your answer. the reason people eat is because their satiety centers are begging for attention. those appetite centers sometimes want things for quenching thirst, not filling the stomach. a great way to avoid confusing your hormonal reaction to food is to make sure that your response to thirst activation doesn't contain empty calories. do you ever get confused which you want to take - whether its water or food? ann
2 responses
• India
17 Mar 10
Hello Ann thanks for this discussion about action of hormones, i take food frequently though little at a time as per advise of the endocrinologist, lol i am having diabetics, i feel thirsty too, never get confused, i am health consious Bhuwan
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
dear professor, i guess some illnesses too would get the thirsty fang. for me, i like having water beside me every time i eat. it has been a practice. but out in the field, i feel hungry but then i am thirsty.. after drinking two glasses of water, i feel full and no longer hungry. funny though. happy my lotting. ann
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
25 Oct 09
Hey ann, I can see what you're saying here, sometimes, a glass or two of water can cut that hunger feeling, which is good if it'e not meal time yet. Mike.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
hello mike, and if you are dieting, it is best too to take the liquid first, either water or juices before the food. that way, you have cut the hunger feeling, hence you will eat less. thank you for your post. have a very nice day. ann