Emotional Hunger and Biological Hunger – What’s the Difference?

Did you know there is a difference between emotional hunger and biological hunger? I didn’t until I started learning and then teaching about mindful and intuitive eating! And knowing the difference has been a game changer for me.


So, What’s the Difference?

Glad you asked! Following is a graphic showing eight differences between emotional hunger and biological hunger.

Over to You…

Are there any other differences you would add? If so, feel free to share them below in the comments! Remember – there are other types of hunger (i.e. travel hunger) when it comes to food, however emotional and biological hunger are the most popular.

If you would like more information on how to change your relationship with food and your body, so you can truly nourish your health and wellbeing, please comment below, look at our nutritional coaching programs or contact us 🙂 Also – you are invited to download the free 10-minute mindful eating exercise here.



Virtue D. (1995). Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them. New York, USA: Hay House.

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