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Next Time When You Are Hungry Think Before You Eat

Updated on January 23, 2011

Hear Your Stomach Growl

How lucky are we to have food at our finger tips

What would happen if we had to hunt for our food?

You may survive

I would either starve or become a vegetarian real quick

If I go a few hours without eating I get grumpy

Add two more hours to that and I get edgy and a little more angry

Then my body starts to unexpectedly shake to let me know

It is time to eat and I mean real soon

If I wait a little longer now this is when my stomach starts to rumble

I actually get a little light headed

Then I begin to hallucinate as if I have gone days since my last meal

I start to become weak and now all I want to do is eat

If I was to go longer than that which as a rule I make sure I don't

I would start thinking of how much food can I eat at once to fill the craving that now feels like the Grand Canyon opening from under my chin

I really do wonder ?

What would I do if I had to go days without eating ?

I know it would be hard to function and even concentrate

Even little things like walking and talking would become a struggle

It is amazing how life is so different when you take food away

Things that were so important don't even come to mind

How my mind drifts from what ever I was thinking back to the wonderful things I have eaten

Fantasizing about food

Now all I want is the closest snack

Something to hold me over till I can fill my empty belly

So now when things get rough and I don't have the best day I have planned

I take away my food and see how bad it could really be

Almost immediately I have an attitude adjustment and soon I reconsider my latest action

Since I am fond of lots of food and I am fortunate enough to have many types of meats

Not to mention an endless number of fruits and vegetables

Only to be followed by breads and limitless snacks

I have never gone hungry or had to go to sleep without eating

I am sure sleeping that I love so much would even become a chore

My deepest thoughts go out to those who don't have any food on the table

I will always cherish what I have and not to waste any leftovers

Because one day I may not be so lucky

My food may not be as abundant and I will learn the hard way

What it is to have nothing but an empty bowl in front of me

Filled with juicy thoughts of what food would be like

To end the starvation that I fight


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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Ar.Colton I appreciate the advice. I have had my sugar levels tested they are normal.What else would I check?Pixienot I will leave the fasting to you.I work with food and I have been eating little amounts of food over long periods of time.Not big meals that most people eat.Maybe my body got used to the routine.Healing Touch it is ONE OF MANY BLESSINGS I CONTINUALLY AM GRATEFUL FOR IN MY LIFE.Thanks everyone for the great response.

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      Laura Arne 7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN


      Great hub to make us ponder in gratitude for what we have. We are so blessed to eat each and every day.

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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Obviously Dream On, you are not one for fasting.

      For 27 years I fasted no less than once a year for a full 24 hours. Once I got my mind off of the fact I was fasting, the hunger kind of melted away, until that 24th hour and then I felt hungry again.

      Our minds can make or break us.

      I find it best to eat every three hours, small amounts of anything at all. (You know, good for you stuff!)

      It would behoove us all to think of others who are not so blessed and realize that their plight could be ours some day.

      Good hub.

      Voted up and awesome!

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      Mikal Smith 7 years ago from Vancouver, B.C.

      Definitely an enjoyable read :)

      On a side note, you sound hypoglycemic. Something to look into.

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Emily40 I think if we could see how others live in a third world counry we would definitely treat our food different.Thanks for enjoying.

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I tried to have a little fun with a serious issue.I recently found out a friend in work will never eat leftovers because they considerate old food.I found that such a waste.I wonder how many people do the same thing.I have been guilty of putting leftovers in the refridgerator and forgetting all about them then you can't eat it.Since it looks like a Christmas Decoration covered in green.Thanks for sharing.

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      Emily40 7 years ago

      Wow this is worth a thought. This is something all of us should remember. To be grateful for food on our table. Very nice..thanks for sharing.


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      Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Funny and beautiful seems a weird combination but that´s what this hub did for me. Made me laugh while also l had a twinge of how l felt in India where millions are so poor.

      So quite a masterpiece really,. You sent me from howls of laughterto serious thoughts and back again. Thank you. x