Can You Really Mistake Thirst for Hunger?

If you pay attention to news about nutrition, you’ve probably heard or read that people often mistake thirst for hunger–eating instead of drinking when they’re thirsty. Just do an online search using the words “mistake thirst hunger” and you will be directed to dozens of articles containing passages like this one:

Thirst occurs when your body needs water. When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake.

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