Sunday, 9 August 2015

Why We Get Hungry So Many Times a Day

The Common Topic : Food

A common complaint and question that many people, both mothers and models alike ponder, why does a person get hungry and have to eat so many times a day? While I myself lament on that from time to time, thinking about how much time, and money, I could and would have save had we just have to eat once a week, or just once a day even.

Scientifically speaking, you eat because that is the basic way of survival, the natural order of things. You eat, your body converts that food into energy, and you thrive and survive. And in today's busy world, the basic survival rule goes out of business, and we find plenty of reasons to attribute our hunger. Lack of sleep, too stressed, just bored, just search it up online and you'll find a plethora of reasons justifying why we get hungry hangry so often.

For the longest time, food has been the bonding gel for friends, lovers, families and whatever relationship you can conjure. I've never thought of this till now, but maybe getting hungry is the universe's way of reminding us that it's time to pick up the phone and ring an old friend up for lunch. While it would be much simpler to settle for a simple fare in the comfort of my room, the companionship of someone else, and exchange of information will always seem more attractive, right?

Over food, it forces, or at least attempts to sit people down in an environment where only speech entails, and the absence of it would translate to awkwardness, and perhaps sound off an alarm about the relationship. But at the same time, with someone you barely or briefly know, it's rather outstanding out over a few hours, you would grow to know and like the person more.

We've all heard stories, and experienced those moments where you become friends, great ones in fact with people you'd least expect. Or even better, you meet the man/woman of your dreams because of an almost too coincidental situation that involves a meal.

So maybe really, hunger is not just barely a means of survival, it's the world's way of pushing us to remember interactions and conversations are what that's valued. And not piles of work and stuff we were told to complete.

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