I don’t know about you, but my stomach only growls when it’s sure there’s a whole room full of people that will hear it. I always look around like it’s not me and I’m wondering who might be that hungry. Kind of like the fart patrol look. What makes your stomach growl, besides forgetting to eat and being hungry?
According to How Stuff Works as your stomach digests whatever food is in your stomach, and this goo merges with your intestinal tract with help from your muscles, there are gas bubbles created and that is the noise you, and the room full of people, are hearing. Their solution is to eat many small meals throughout the day to put less strain on your digestive activities and alleviate the growling stomach.
I never knew the stomach would growl even though you might not be hungry or need to eat.
Sometimes when I’m working, making time to eat between appointments is nearly impossible. I’m not interested in shoveling in a bag of fast food or chips from the quick mart, just to keep my stomach from growling in hunger. When I feel it coming on I decided to just look at the person I’m interviewing, smile and say “I haven’t had dinner yet, so if you hear anything, it’s just my stomach growling.” This always gets me a smile and makes them feel a bit more comfortable because suddenly the person there to pick apart their lives has become a human being and they can relax.
I guess I don’t mind a growling stomach. Not really. I figure if it’s empty, perhaps it might start digesting some of the fat I have stored up. Now that would be a growl I could get behind!