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Why Am I Hangry?

by Kayla McKee July 25, 2022 2 min read

Mother of Macros Meal Prep Hangry

Do You Get Hangry?

Listen, we’ve all been there, and it typically occurs when we are least expecting it. You skipped breakfast running out the door, figured you could grab something on the way, but traffic was already a mess, you get to work and your 9am meeting starts, you’re in there for two hours… and still haven’t eaten since dinner the night before! Drum roll please - HANGER

Mother of Macros Meal Prep Graphic: "I'm sorry for what I said when I was hungry"

What Does Hangry Feel Like?

While it can be different for everyone the most common symptom of hanger is irritability, short-temper, agitation or physical symptoms like edginess, jumpiness or inability to take a chill pill.

Why Do We Get Hangry?

Every single thing we consume is transformed into glucose, whether it’s a lean piece of meat or a sugar loaded granola bar - the levels of glucose we receive vary depending on the food. If you haven’t eaten in a while your glucose levels begin to decline and your body goes straight into panic mode. This sends our cortisol and adrenaline through the roof making for an uneasy body and mood.

What’s The Best Food to Eat for Hanger?

In this situation your body is craving anything salty or sugary to fix the problem it’s having right now. However, that doesn’t solve the major dip you’ll experience shortly after that quick fix. Eating a meal or snack that is balanced between protein, fat and carbohydrates will set you up for ultimate success, so you won’t crash later.

If you still can't get meals down or don't have time, try carrying balanced snacks to hold you over until your next meal. Your body & friends will thank you!

Examples of Balanced, Filling Breakfasts

  • Eggs, avocado, whole wheat toast
  • Peanut butter, banana, chocolate chips, overnight oats
  • Peanut butter, Mother of Macros Meal Prep Signature Protein Waffles, chocolate chips
  • Spinach, mushrooms, eggs, parmesan cheese, whole wheat toast

Mother of Macros Meal Prep Approved Source: Avocado Toast with Egg by Blackberrybabe

Examples of Balanced, Filling Lunches/Dinners

  • Hummus, carrots, kale, whole wheat bread, egg, strawberries
  • Beef enchiladas, cheddar cheese, green onions, olives, black beans
  • Mother of Macros Meal Prep Bulk Roasted Salmon, choice of sauce, rice, vegetable mix
  • Ground chicken patty, guacamole, pepper jack cheese, sweet potatoes

Mother of Macros Meal Prep Barbacoa Beef Enchiladas Meal

Examples of Balanced, Filling Snacks

  • Peanut butter, apples
  • Hummus, organic tortilla chips
  • String cheese, strawberries
  • Greek yogurt, almonds
  • Popcorn
  • Mother of Macros Clean Cheatz Donuts
  • Mother of Macros Clean Cheatz Brownies


Stay connected with our blogs and social media channels to learn more about ways you can reduce hanger, track your macronutrients, start a healthy lifestyle, and live sustainably by taking charge of your own health and learning how your specific body operates. 

You can always send us an email with any questions you may have our customer service will be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction and support you on your journey. Contact info@motherofmacros.com for more information.

Mother of Macros is not a medical professional nor is it medical advice. Please always consult with your doctor.

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