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6 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry

Hunger can be considered as a craving or urgent need for food. There are numerous possible explanations for this, including a diet that lacks protein, fat or fiber, or excessive stress or dehydration. Here are the core 6 amazing reasons why you’re always hungry. 1. You’re Not Drinking Enough Water Dehydration is the condition that […]

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Hunger can be considered as a craving or urgent need for food. There are numerous possible explanations for this, including a diet that lacks protein, fat or fiber, or excessive stress or dehydration.

Here are the core 6 amazing reasons why you’re always hungry.

1. You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

Dehydration is the condition that can sometimes occur when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in.

Some part of the brain – hypothalamus, that regulates hunger and thirst, can send you mixed alerts when you’re extremely thirsty.

In the cases when you’ve just eaten a big meal and you still feel hungry, just drink a glass of water instead of eating anything else.

2. You Don’t Have Enough Breakfast

Have your parents ever told you that you should always have breakfast – it is the most important meal of the day. So a cup of coffee to kickstart your day just isn’t going to do it.

Studies prove that the people who eat 300 calories for breakfast, gain about twice as much weight as those who eat 500 calories or more.

As an explanation for this and the reason is the following: eating a big breakfast makes for smaller rises in blood sugar and insulin throughout the day.

So sometimes you can try to have breakfast in the mornings and try if you become hungry the same way.

3. You’re Drinking Too Much Soda

Overall, drinks containing too much soda, such as coke, various iced teas, and others are chock full of high-fructose corn syrup.

According to the Yale University study, they have been linked to lower levels of satiety. That’s because getting fructose blocks our brain’s ability to process signals from the hormone leptin.

That’s because getting fructose blocks our brain’s ability to process signals from the hormone leptin.

According to another study by the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at Birzeit University in the West Bank set out to explore the effect of carbonated beverages in relation to the body’s production of a hormone called ghrelin.

Secretion of the hormone ghrelin has been linked to feelings of hunger and has previously been shown to activate appetite.

Remember that cutting back on sugar also helps to lose weight. Perhaps this is the hardest part of life but here’s the thing – if you want to lose weight fast, you should cut back on sugars and starches (carbs). Know that the foods stimulate secretion of insulin the most among other ones.

So want to eat less or not to be hungry, reduce this kind of drink from your daily receipt.

4. You Don’t Eat Enough Salad

We get lots of vitamins into our organisms through various greens and salads. Leafy greens are high in vitamin K – an insulin-regulating nutrient that helps quash cravings.

In a nutshell, it’s recommended for guys to get at least 120 micrograms of vitamin K a day, which is equal to about a cup of kale.

5. You’re Always Stressed

Do you usually have extremely stressful days at work?

Actually, stress can have a huge impact on your desire to eat.

There is a definite connection between stress and our appetite. But the connection isn’t the same for everyone, according to a psychologist Susan Albers, PsyD. Being too stressed, it can turn you into an emotional eater.

6. You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Chicago University researchers in the framework of their study determined that 14 individuals who were sleep-deprived consumed almost 1,000 calories by snacking in the early evening, compared to the 600 they consumed after a full night’s sleep.

So let the work and all the other things wait if you don’t want them to affect your hunger. Eat healthy food, feel happy and stay motivated to your dreams!

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