So good to read your wisdom again! Have you ever heard of a stomach filling up with air when a person gets hungry?
Mine bloats right up until it is crampy with gas. It happens quickly - in the space of a half-hour - and I realize I've come to associate this with "hunger". It is my key indicator it is time to eat... just to feed the ouchy balloon! Dumb! It deflates again when I eat, but is terribly uncomfortable untiil it moves out. :)
(It's the centre area right under my ribs... up high. Stomach?)