BREAKING NEWS – Los Angeles, California – “Hunger is the physiological need for calories, water, and salt, and it’s driven by a mix of factors, including your diet, appetite hormones, and emotional factors, such as stress,” says Maggie Moon, RD, a Los Angeles-based nutritionist and owner of Everyday Healthy Eating. It’s one thing to notice an uptick in appetite if you’ve been training hard at the gym, or if you’re pregnant or PMS-ing. But when you always feel like a bottomless pit for no obvious reason, then something’s definitely up. A spokesperson for the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, stated dietitians are sharply divided on why people have the tendency to regularly overeat. Half of them believe it’s because of it is hypothalamus which is the part of the brain that regulates both appetite and thirst, and the other half believe it’s hippopotamus, which is self-explanatory.