Don’t Look Back in Hanger
Famished and ready to kill anyone who gets between you and your food? There’s a name for that. Hangry. Some of you have boiled with ‘hanger’ and some even burst with hanger on occasion. Although of course no-one at tastecard would ever lose our reason over food.
Well, hangry is now an official part of the English language with its enshrinement in The Oxford English Dictionary. The OED defines hangry as “bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger”. Sounds simple doesn’t it? But as you push your colleague aside intent on getting to that last bar of chocolate or packet of crisps, let’s look at what makes us “bad-tempered” when we’re overdue a feed.
Here’s the Science Part of Hangry
The term hangry isn’t as modern as you might think. It dates from a medical journal in 1956. Is hangry just a made-up term though or is there some scientific rationale behind it?
Actually, it is a real thing. Scientific studies have found that when your blood sugar level drops you really struggle to keep control of your temperament. In addition, to respond to this decline in your blood glucose your body is flooded with adrenaline as a counter measure, making it even more difficult to regulate your reactions. Take it from this dining club, definitely don’t discuss anything important on a hangry stomach!
The easiest way to deal with ‘hanger’ is of course to eat something substantial before you reach a level of hunger rage. If only there was a dining club that offered amazing discount deals like 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food with thousands of restaurants ready to calm your hangry mood.
Happy Hangry Foods
What type of food fills your inner beast when you’re hangry? Chinese? Indian? A burger? Pie and mash? Whatever cuisine you want, from Brazilian food to Thai dishes, tastecard has your hangry back. In fact, we have a network of over 6,000 restaurants across the nation to choose from when our members start to turn hangry. Never let the sun go down on your anger, choose a meal out, your colleagues and friends will thank you for it!
Are you Hangry for a Great Restaurant Deal?
It doesn’t matter how hangry you feel, you can start to relax when you sit down in one of our dining club restaurants. We keep our focus on one thing: “Save Money. Eat Out.” With tastecard you get 2 for 1 restaurant deals or 50% off food at thousands of restaurants near enough to you to pacify your hangry feelings. When you’re hangry you simply don’t have time to search for restaurant vouchers or online voucher codes, but you can access incredible savings instantly with tastecard!