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You will become nice and hungry and you will enjoy your break-fast a lot!
It might make you feel very happy, like it makes me.
The researchers think that hunger-induced happiness is an adaptive measure. Getting food, especially in the wild, requires concentration, clear-headed perception and often cooperation.
If hunger made us walk around in a funk, we’d likely become someone else’s dinner. Instead, ghrelin motivates and focuses us on getting some F-O-O-D! Stat!
Hunger is not the only stressor that causes ghrelin to rise. Social anxiety can stimulate it as well. When mice were exposed to an older “bully” mouse (think, overbearing boss), ghrelin levels rose and stayed high for weeks.
Elevated ghrelin could be why some people overeat when under pressure. If the stress-induced snack is avoided, the research suggests, ghrelin levels will remain high and help us confront the stressor in a calm, effective way.
I did a 24 hour fast yesterday, broke it for dinner at 11:00 last night. Damn it felt good. I've only done about 5-6 24 hour fasts, all in the past 6 months, but yesterday's was different, I just felt better than usual. Excited, elated, happy, energetic. I might start doing one a week.