Another explanation for an inability to get a hunger signal can be attributed to the amount of weight a person needs to lose to start with. There is a physiological reason why very overweight people might not sense hunger in the early days of this program. The body so desperately wants to shed the excess fat that every time the blood sugar drops, the body will dump fuel from the energy reserves into the bloodstream. The blood sugar goes back up, and the brain does not send any signals or messages to make the stomach growl. Incredibly, as we have said before, the body is getting breakfast from one hip and lunch from the other, so to speak. This confirms how well designed the body is and how desperately it actually desires to burn the stored fuel! This delay will not last—regular hungers will start coming.