10 Reasons Why You Are Constantly Feeling Hungry
When you finished your workouts at the gym your appetite is Increased and that is a normal thing. But, do you ever ask yourself what is hunger? Well, hunger is a psychophysiological need for water, salt, calories and is a result of numerous factors like for example your diet, appetite hormones and even emotional factor.
So now we are going to present you ten things that are responsible why your stomach is constantly looking for food:
Dehydration. Mild dehydration can be ‘masked’ with the feeling of hunger, and your body really needs a significant quantity of water. The part of your brain that regulates the hunger and thirst is where the confusion comes. Instead of drinking a glass of water your brain can send a wrong signal to eat bread when the dehydration comes into effect. In order to prevent the dehydration, it is suggested drinking a glass of water each morning as well as in the evening before bedtime. In case you feel hunger and it should not happen, drink one glass water and then wait for ten or twelve minutes just to check whether the ‘wrong signal’ for food has passed.
Lack of Sleep. If you are waking up throughout the night or maybe you can’t sleep, there are probably a few hormones that had turned against your good night’s sleep. To little sleeping can result in a critical level of ghrelin (a hormone that manages the appetite), as well as the decreased level of leptin (a hormone that triggers the feeling of satiety). Sleeplessness can make you hungry, fatigued and unfocused.
When this happens, your body needs a new serving of sugar, despite the fact that you are not hungry. Make sure to sleep a minimum of seven hours per day, by doing that you can actually restore the hormone balance for satiety and appetite.
You are Under Stress. In this modern way of living, stress is a normal thing which generally ends up with a few beers. Whenever you are under stress, your body produces the stress hormones adrenaline as well as cortisol. Both of those hormones are able to send a signal to your brain that your body is in danger and it needs food.
Stress could contribute reduced amount of serotonin, therefore, you are going to feel hunger even while you are not hungry. If you are under stress the best way to calm down the stress is by listening to relaxing music, making yoga exercises or maybe with this 5 Quick Exercises.
Too Much Alcohol. If you have a glass of wine or maybe some cocktail before the lunch that can definitely increase your appetite and even can stimulate the sense of hunger no matter if your stomach is full with food. Those who drink alcohol usually eat food rich in calories. Alcohol can result in dehydration and instead consuming water you will consume a lot more food.
You Need Proteins. They can stay in your stomach and will provide you the feeling of satiety. Good source of proteins can be found in eggs, sour yogurt, cereals and etc. Women should consume about 46 grams protein per day and men should consume about 56 grams protein per day.
Not Enough Fats. Despite proteins, unsaturated fats as well can have an effect on the sense of satiety. Add food such as nuts, seeds, and avocados in your daily diet because they are actually packed with healthy fats that are good for heart and brain.
Never Skip a Meal. If In case your stomach is empty for a longer time in the day can result in creating the hunger hormone that can boost your appetite. Be careful not to wait over 5 hours until the next meal. Maybe the most hated meal is breakfast but you should eat some small meal because Breakfast is The Most Important Meal of The Day!
Surrounded by Delicious Food. It is not strange that you feel hungry with all those food recipes that can be found on TV or social networks. If some food is physically close to you it is possible that its smell can create the psychological reaction which means that your mouth will produce saliva and your stomach will begin looking for food.
You are Eating Fast. If you are eating your food very fast the appetite will continue to stay at a high level. It is said by the experts that eating food with normal speed may create the hormone that actually will tell the brain ‘enough food’.
So the best is to enjoy your food (in every single bite). When you finish your meal, wait for 20 minutes and see if you need more food. Those 20 minutes are really enough to send an alert of satiety to the brain.
You are Taking Medications. Using pills in order to stay healthy can increase the appetite. Pills for depression are really known for the influence on the appetite. So, if in case the medication that you use is resulting in constant hunger, then consult with your doctor for a possible substitution.