(HealthDay News) -- When your stomach growls, it's often hunger
that's talking. Hunger is your body's way of saying it needs to be
But there are other things that may prompt you to seek a snack,
even when you're not hungry. The American Academy of Family
Physicians mentions these "false hunger" signals:
- Being thirsty. Satisfy this by simply drinking a glass of
- Craving or having an urge to eat a certain food.
- Feeling emotional, including angry, lonely or sad.
- Being at a social event.
- Noticing that it's your normal meal time.
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