I read recently, and have heard in the past, that it is difficult for people to tell the difference between real hunger and appetite. Hunger, it seems, is more physiological, whereas appetite is more psychological. It sometimes may take some time to distinguish one from the other, but eventually, it can be done.
So the next time you experience a "craving," remember to ask yourself whether it is hunger talking, or your brain only imagining it needs food.
Also, it is important to check your blood glucose (sugar) when you experience these feelings to make sure you’re not low. I know that most people immediately mention feelings of extreme "hunger" in connection with low BS readings.
What has been your experience? Are you able to make the determination?
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