Why Am I Always Hungry?
If you find that you’re always hungry, there are some explanations as to why, and more importantly, how this can be fixed.
For a surprisingly large number of men and women, constant hunger can often derail even the soundest of nutritional plans.
So have you considered any of these...
Are you drinking enough water?
Sometimes dehydration mimics the feeling of hunger as your brain’s hypothalamus – responsible for regulating hunger and thirst – can send mixed messages.
So before you reach for the fridge, have a glass or two of water and see how you feel a few minutes later.
Are you stressed?
This can have a massive impact on your diet.
When you’re anxious, stressed or worried, your body naturally releases the stress hormone cortisol, which makes you crave sugary and fattening foods – which won’t settle your appetite.
Are you eating enough protein?
When you eat a carbohydrate-heavy meal, you increase your blood sugar for a short amount of time followed by a very big low in blood sugar levels which makes you feel hungry again.
However, a high-protein meal slows down your digestion and lowers the rate at which sugar is digested and absorbed. This gives you the feeling of being full for longer.