Are you really hungry, or is something else going on? Many feelings are mistaken for hunger, and if such feelings are indulged with assorted “comfort” foods….well, you can guess the rest. Help your Phentermine 37.5mg efforts by reviewing the following feelings often confused with hunger:


Do you feel hungry when that afternoon slump rolls around, or right before bedtime?

“Feeling sleepy can create the urge to eat something to boost energy and stay awake,” says Torey Armul, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson. “It kicks the digestive system into having a job and keeping awake.”

Go to bed earlier to solve this issue, or take naps. If at work when the sluggish-hunger feeling reveals itself, walk around your office, go outside for some fresh air, or find something else to distract yourself.


Stress causes the body to pump adrenaline and cortisol, resulting in blood sugar spikes and feelings of hunger. If you chronically feel stressed, you could easily expand your waistline over a very short period.

“Many of us are working nonstop and not getting enough sleep or taking care of our bodies, and our bodies are in a constant state of stress,” says Angel Planells, MS, RDN, CD, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson. “Overeating today or overeating tomorrow is not a big deal, but after weeks, months, or years, you’ll start to see weight gain.”

Find ways to relieve your stress, such as through exercise, meditation, breathing exercises, reading, spending time with friends and pets, etc.


It is quite easy to think you are hungry when what you really need is water. Drink one or two cups of water and see if the hunger is still present. Keep a water bottle or canteen with you all day long to stay hydrated and avoid confusing hunger pangs.

Look for Part Two of this series to learn more about feelings commonly mistaken for hunger!

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