I sent myself to bed without dinner. Went to bed yesterday at 5:30 PM, slept a couple of hours. Got ready for work at 11:00 PM, worked all night. Now it is 6:30 in the morning and I am surprisingly unhungry. I have not eaten since lunchtime yesterday, but I am not starving. You would think I would be starving. I just drank some coffee, so that I will be able to safely drive home the forty miles, but you would think I would be hungry.
Something about not eating sugar makes it way easier to control your hunger. A person that only eats sugar in dessert is a lot less likely to feel the need to eat all of the time. On a normal day at 6:30 I would have just eaten my two eggs and bacon breakfast, just had my first cup of coffee. I wouldn’t feel any hunger until lunch. This morning I have skipped breakfast because I am not at home yet. Obviously I will not be able to go 24 hours without eating and feeling hunger, but I just find it fascinating that I have gone this long.
The old me, the one this time last year, would have eaten twice by now. I would have had to eat before coming to work, and I would have eaten while I was here. There is no way I could have gone this long without feeding the bugs that live in me. Probably ancient, wild man would have done this all the time. There would be lots of times that you would go to sleep having eaten one meal, and not eat another meal until you have caught it. Only modern man is trained to eat so many times per day, at just this hour or that. A lot of my need to eat is social training. A lot of my need to eat is in my head. A lot of YOUR need to eat is because you eat too much sugar and starch, the microbes in you produce something that stirs your feeding process to call for more sugar and starch when THEY are hungry. They are hungry all the time.
So just now, writing about eating is making me feel hungry. There is another article there.