In our day to day lives it seems like we are constantly being bombarded by several different things at once, all vying to keep our attention. In our world of overworked employees and under-rested parents there seems to be a common thread that runs among us: hunger! No matter what time of the day it always seems like we are jonesing for that next meal. For some people this hunger goes against their weight loss plans and for others it makes them feel like they need to go into some sort of food addiction treatment. Yet, what if we told you that there could be other more bizarre reasons for your hunger pains? Keep on reading to find out!
Prevalence of Food Porn
Int he digital age that we are living in we are hit with images more often than we ever have been. No matter where we look on our phones or computers we are destined to see some HD picture that is designed to capture our attention. A huge part of the internet, not surprisingly, is dedicated to sharing pictures of their delicious food. Add in people who love to Instagram fancy dinners and now we are always seeing something yummy. Not only are we socially conditioning ourselves to be hungry more, but a study by Obesity the journal found that looking at images of food increased our levels of hunger via hormone spikes. Insane, right? So if you want to avoid those late night snacks then think about skipping the #food search on Twitter.