Hunger is very important for our life. We get the announcement when to eat so our body, brain included, do not suffer. Worse is if you feel hunger doesn’t matter how much and when have you just eaten. What to blame for the constant feeling of hunger?
You probably do not eat enough of proteins. Proteins are the essential nutrient with the magic power to keep you full for a long time. An easy trick to help you feel full during the whole day is that with every meal during the day you have to eat also proteins.
Lack of proteins
You probably do not eat enough of proteins. Proteins are the essential nutrient with the magic power to keep you full for a long time. An easy trick to help you feel full during the whole day is that with every meal during the day you have to eat also proteins. Even the fruit is possible to be combined with proteins – try apples or pears with peanut butter.
Lack of fiber
Sufficient amount of fiber automatically goes hand in hand with a feeling of being full and in no need of food. Food that does not contain the fiber or only small dose of it sprints through our digestive system, and you are hungry again.
Then add more fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals into your daily dishes.
Big breaks in between meals
Your constant feeling of hunger could mean that you had a big break between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner. Usually, everybody needs some food every three to four hours.
If not possible, eat at least the small, but nutritious snack. Otherwise, your brain starts to send signals of intense hunger that leads to immediate overeating. Always have around some nuts, almonds, dried unsweetened fruits or protein bar.
Lack of sleep
Lack of sleep increases the appetite, and it is one of the risk factors of obesity. Moreover, if you do not sleep enough, you are often hungry for unhealthy food. Realize what kind of food you preferred when you didn’t sleep much and on the contrary, after a full night of sleep for 7-8 hours.
Whether work, family life, relations – stress could cause that you are in the constant need to eat something. You satisfy yourself with every food, but with no positive effect.
If you realize that you feel the need to eat something due to the stress factor, try to calm down, get rid of stress and only then eat. In the most critical moments, the best helper is raw vegetables, almonds or nuts that also provide the brain with positive effects and calms it down.
Be careful with your health
Except for these factors we are able to influence, the feeling of constant hunger could be the symptom of specific health issues. It could be diabetes, or you do not regulate it properly, but also the problems with the thyroid gland. Hyperactivity of thyroid gland could cause weight loss and increased appetite, as the hair loss, irregular menstruation, excessive sweating, and fatigue.
On the contrary, the insufficient function of thyroid gland is usually connected with body weight increment and metabolism slow down. The feeling of constant hunger could be caused by some medicaments as well, usually the corticoids and antidepressants. If this is also your case, consult with your GP the remedies to be changed.