Here’s Why You Get Hangry, According to Science

Source: Time


There’s a difference between being hungry—a feeling we all get between meals—and being “hangry“. If you get hangry, you probably already know it: your hunger pangs put you in a very bad mood that you (and your family and friends) have a hard time ignoring.


But is being hangry a real thing, or just an excuse? “It’s generally accepted that hunger can impact our moods and even behaviors like aggression and impulsivity,” says Jennifer MacCormack, a doctoral student in the department of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and lead author of a new study published Monday in the journal Emotion. “But we still don’t know much about the psychological mechanisms that transform hunger into feeling hangry.”

To better understand what causes it, MacCormack and her colleagues did a series of experiments and found that being in a stressful situation—and not being in tune with your emotions—may both make a person cross the line from hunger into hanger.

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  1. From Progressive Muslim view is that the main gial if fasting is that orople MUST be able to cotrol his disire.

    Why? Most people indulge with the worldly things from foods, drinks, sex, and other things.

    For example:
    if a man indulge with alcohol will harm himself.
    If a man indulge with good test food will harm himself
    If a man indulge with sex will become a wild animal

    That is why Creator ( God) recomand people to fast food, drink, sex and of course the bad things too.

    God command people to fast ONLY healthy people.
    Fasting is a good experience, those who is healthy should experience fasting for few days—
    Islamic religion do not impose people to fast—do not make people difficult to carry out religion —- only clerics make his followers difficult and they scare people if you do not fast you will go to Hell—fear Allah and follow Allah.

    I never hear Clerics teach Muslim to LOVE ALLAH— most clerics FEAR ALLAH—,from my view the way clerics teach Muslim are not wise at all, they show Islam is religion of darkness and fearness—

    Hopefully Ahmadiyyah lead Muslim around the world to teach LOVE ALLAH instead of FEAR ALLAH.

    All love ❤️


    if you love your leader you love to follow him and you feel enjoy to follow him

    Bit if you fear your leader you feel afraid to carry out his orders you are not happy at all.

    If we teach our children to love Allah, they will happy and enjoy to carry out their duty to Allah, they are happy every day

    But if you teach your children fear Allah, they are afraid to carry out their duty every day— so that is why we see most Muslim’s face unhappy compare to Jews and Christian.

    Hopefully Ahmadiyyah can lead Islamic clerics around the world to start teaching Muslim TO LOVE ALLAH — instead of fear Allah.

    Do you what ever you do with love of God.
    Do you agree Ahmadiyyah Muslim ?

    All love ❤️

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