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Friday, November 30, 2012

044 Mind Hunger

"It's all in your head." You've probably heard that about a million times! I know that I have. Usually when people say that I just roll my eyes and sigh because they just don't get it. However, there are times that I would have to agree with them.

On occasion your brain reads things in peoples words and actions that aren't there. There are also the times that it tells you to do things out of habit. Or maybe you are really bored and your brain starts telling  you that you are sleepy but as soon as you quit whatever you are doing and start something else you are suddenly wide awake.

The human brain is an interesting organ. The mind is even trickier. Today I am sharing a video with you about the struggles Jimmy has had determining whether he is actually hungry or if it's just something his brain is telling him out of habit. I hope you enjoy!


  1. I won't lie, at 5 months post op I am extremely confused sometimes about if I'm really hungry or not. Then suddenly even though I really have had a bite to eat, I'm shaky and starving. So I'm confused because I get hungry, because we have to eat every 4 to 5 hours and I am in a habit of 1 big meal 2 times a day and a snack at night time. This is a habit that is 5 months old and I haven't been able to do! It still creeps into my brain though and the times I find myself with more carb intake I feel the craving for food (bad ones) is worse.

    1. Just about every meal Jimmy says, "I don't know if I am full." It's strange to think that we have overridden natural instincts about hunger so much that now they feel so foreign. I know this is going to be a hard road but thankfully we aren't alone :)