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14 Reasons why you're always hungry



Hunger is your body’s natural cue that it needs more food.
When you’re hungry, your stomach may “growl” and feel empty, or you may get a headache, feel irritable, or be unable to concentrate.

Most people can go several hours between meals before feeling hungry again, though this isn’t the case for everyone.

This is the 14 reasons for excessive hunger:
1. You’re not eating enough protein
    Protein has hunger-reducing properties that may help you automatically consume fewer calories during the day. It works by increasing the production of hormones that signal fullness and reducing the levels of hormones that stimulate hunger. Animal products, such as meat, poultry, fish, and eggs, contain high amounts of protein.

2. You’re not sleeping enough
    Sleep deprivation is known to cause fluctuations in your hunger hormone levels and may leave you feeling hungry more frequently.

3. You’re eating too many refined carbs
    One of the most popular sources of refined carbs is white flour, which is found in many grain-based foods like bread and pasta. Foods like soda, candy, and baked goods, which are made with processed sugars, are also considered to be refined carbs. Refined carbs lack fiber and cause blood sugar fluctuations, which are the primary reasons why eating too many of them may leave you feeling hungry.

4. Your diet is low in fat
    The richest food source of MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) is coconut oil, while omega-3 fatty acids are found in fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel. You can also get omega-3s from plant-based foods, such as walnuts and flaxseeds. Other sources of healthy, high-fat foods include avocados, olive oil, eggs, and full-fat yogurt.

5. You’re not drinking enough water
    You may always be hungry if you’re not drinking enough water. That’s because it has appetite-reducing properties. Additionally, you may be mistaking feelings of thirst for feelings of hunger.

6. Your diet lacks fiber
    Many different foods, such as oatmeal, flax seeds, sweet potatoes, oranges, and Brussels sprouts, are excellent sources of soluble fiber.

7. You eat while you’re distracted
    Distracted eating may be a reason why you are always hungry, as it makes it difficult for you to recognize feelings of fullness.

8. You exercise a lot
    Individuals who regularly exercise at a high intensity or for long durations tend to have greater appetites and faster metabolisms. Thus, they may experience frequent hunger.

9. You’re drinking too much alcohol
    Drinking too much alcohol may cause you to feel hungry frequently due to its role in decreasing the production of hormones that promote fullness.

10. You drink your calories
    Liquid foods do not have the same effects on keeping you full and satisfied as solid foods do. For this reason, you may feel hungry frequently if liquids are a major part of your diet.

11. You’re overly stressed
    Excessive stress is a reason why you may be hungry frequently, given its ability to increase cortisol levels in the body.

12. You’re taking certain medications
    If you suspect that medications are the cause of your frequent hunger, it may help to talk to your healthcare provider about other treatment options. There may be alternative medications that don’t make you hungry.

13. You eat too fast
  Eating too quickly doesn’t allow your body enough time to recognize fullness.

14. You have a medical condition
    Excessive hunger is a symptom of a few specific medical conditions, which should be ruled out if you are frequently hungry.

If you suspect that you may have one of these conditions, it’s important to talk with your healthcare provider to receive a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options.



Disclaimer: OFW Buddy and its article may contain general information relating to various medical conditions and their treatment. Such information is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitue for advice provided by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Patients should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a health or fitness problem or disease. Patienst shoudl always consult with a doctor or other health care professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment.

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