Lately I’ve been having these really weird and intense feelings of hunger, despite eating what I feel is a reasonable amount. I’ll feel sort of empty and light headed even when I’ve eaten just a couple hours before.
One thing that may be contributing to it is a decided uptick in my carb intake over the last few months. Most of them are whole grains, but even so I’m usually getting more carbs than I should given other issues.
The other thing is flat out stress. The vast majority of my research has pointed to my exact symptoms being connected to anxiety in particular. Given how stressed out I’ve been lately (particularly at work where I experience 90% of these feelings) that seems fairly plausible. I felt much better after doing 5 min of breathing exercises at lunch - less hungry and more clear headed.
I think I’m going to cut back on my carb intake and start doing 10min of breathing before work and during lunch. If I don’t see a major improvement over the next couple weeks then I’m setting up a Dr. Appointment with my GP. (And probably my Therapist too.)