They’re driven largely by our routines. They make us hungry when we expect to be hungry. If we have dinner every day promptly at 7, we can count on our Hunger Hormone Factory to start firing up around 6:30. Just like seeing or smelling food you enjoy can trigger tummy growls.
Thus, you can use the “cold turkey” method of just jumping into a 16-hour fast, or you can “train” your appetite hormones to adjust slowly. From my fasting experiences, it seems that in many ways, hormones are just as “trainable” as any other skill.
You get “better” at doing things when you practice… and it almost never hurts to start slowly. Want to learn more? Contact me.