While it might seem that restricting calories would make you very hungry, Kirkpatrick says that its the opposite. Hunger actually goes down. Your body adjusts and you are satisfied with smaller amounts of food. You see the chocolate chip cookie, but you dont have to have it. A patient of Kirkpatricks who just started a fasting plan noticed that she felt some hunger in the evening. She expected to be starving the next morning, but she actually had little appetite when she woke up.