So after crying in yoga class after a VERY long work day, I wondered, what is going on with me? Granted, I had been working long hours (one day almost 15 hours), so I’ve been getting tired. But then again, this isn’t all that new.
What I realized was that I stopped having my afternoon snack (aka dinner) and dragged myself straight to yoga from work.
Duh, duh DUH! I’ve been hangry all week.
I called my mom who gave me a very useful explanation for the new phenomenon. “Did you know that only women, not men, get hangry?” she asked me.
I had no idea, but how was that going to help me? (Unless I became a man – which, by the way, I’d be a horrible man. I’d be worse than Amanda Bynes in She’s The Man, which frankly is the BEST movie EVER!)
So I decided to do some investigating to put an end to it, or at least over-analyze my hangriness.
Urban Dictionary says that “hangry” means: “When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both.”
Also, you can buy hangry-themed merch on Etsy in case it REALLY took over your life here.
I especially liked this baby one – because it has grumpy eyebrows.
Then I came upon this lifechanging article that really just made me happy (check out that couple at a party, and then picture a young Mirabelle hangry crying at yoga).
The article offered some sage insight: “Hangry, the marriage of hungry and angry, is not only a trendy word, it’s science, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. “Self-control of aggressive impulses requires energy,” says the paper’s thesis, “and much of this energy is provided by glucose derived from the food we eat.” (Translation: If you’re super-furious and looking for a plate to hurl at the wall, consider whether maybe you just need some nachos.)”
Then I came across this timely article about tv-hangry characters (obviously Joey was a major player, alone with other favorites Mindy and Liz Lemon)…
And FINALLY the *ahhhh* moment came when I read about the cure to hangriness here.
Oh wait, it’s just EATING more!
So, kids, avoid THIS face:
By doing THIS:
Share your hangriest moments!
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