Empty Stomach Hunger
Did you know that empty stomach hunger is a false hunger?
That’s right. Empty stomach hunger is actually a reflection of our reptilian brain survival response.
Our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived during a time where perpetual and alternating conditions of either “feast or “famine” was normal and expected. Food was either abundant, or it was scarce. Therefore, a key adaptation that our ancestors had to make was learning to “eat their fill” whenever food was available. This ensured that their bodies would be well-nourished for the inevitable periods where access to food was not guaranteed.
You still carry this evolutionary mechanism with you today. This is why when your stomach is not completely full, your body will tell you, “If I see food, I should eat it.”
Now, think about how the conditions of food availability have changed in most of today’s modern world. Think about how nowadays, we basically always have the “feast” (plentiful) but never the “famine” conditions.