Why cant you eat as much food when you’re starving hungry compared to when you’re moderate hungry?

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Why cant you eat as much food when you’re starving hungry compared to when you’re moderate hungry?

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When you haven’t eaten in a while, your stomach contracts, making it feel full more quickly. When you haven’t gone as long without eating, your stomach is already stretched out a bit, and can take more before it feels as full.

Your stomach shrinks if you don’t eat. So you might think you’re hungry enough to eat a whole box of cereal. But you’ll actually only be able to eat two bowls

Being very very hungry is your body telling you to “eat now”, not to “eat a lot”.

If you eat too much after a long bout of not eating, your blood sugar and insulin both spike really fast, causing headache, nausea, etc. I assume this is the reason why (as others have said) your stomach shrinks a bit.