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9 Reasons Why You Always Want to Eat

Amelia Grant

August 7, 2019

We usually think about food when hungry. The feeling of hunger is the way your brain requires food to generate useful energy. But if your stomach rumbles even after a great lunch you most likely have metabolic disorders which may occur for several reasons:

1. You Consume Too Many Carbohydrates

Sugary foods and refined carbohydrates are quickly digested and absorbed by the digestive system. As a result, the stomach feels empty immediately after eating and the feeling of hunger soon consumes you again. The best way to avoid such a situation is to focus on healthy and nutritious foods.

2. You Are Stressed

With an increased level of cortisol appears a desire to consume as much food as possible, especially “convenient” foods like fast food. The best way to deal with this stress response is to find a real solution to the problem. You can talk with someone you trust or consult with a psychotherapist. 

Lack of rest and sleep increases the level of stress which leads to the growing number of free radicals in the body. They attack cells at the molecular level and interfere with the normal functioning of the body, so you constantly feel hungry and tense.

3. You Are Thirsty

Dehydration leads to a failure of all the signals from the brain. Try drinking some water next time you want to open the fridge. Soon you will get rid of not only the constant feeling of hunger but also problems with your skin, hair, and nails.

4. Protein Deficiency

Every day your diet should contain at least one source of protein which is a building material for your body. The cells of the entire body are regularly being destroyed and if you do not replenish the supplies regularly you will quickly get weak and tired. If you want to replenish your protein levels you should add fish, mushrooms, chicken breasts, and beans to your diet every day.

5. You Have Leptin Resistance

Leptin is a hormone that is secreted by fat cells and prevents overeating. But when you eat too much and accumulate fat in your body, your brain stops responding to leptin secreted by the fat cells and leptin resistance occurs. To test your resilience, you should consult an endocrinologist.

6. Sign of Diabetes

A constant feeling of hunger can also mean that your body is resistant to insulin, which is one of the causes of diabetes. If you overeat, it can lead to insulin resistance when glucose does not enter all the cells of the body. When this happens your brain sends a signal to eat more, but your stomach is already quite full.

7. You Train Too Much

The restructuring of your body and muscle mass leads to an increase in inflammation and stress response of the body, so this can lead to a decrease in energy levels. In such a situation, many begin to eat more to replenish their energy and feel better.

8. You Get Distracted While Eating

If you continue to spend your time on social networks and watch videos on YouTube, but do not look at your plate while eating, your brain doesn’t receive the signal that you ate. A quick lunch has the same effect on your brain and you don’t understand how much you actually ate. The brain does not receive a visual signal and can make you feel hungry even after a heavy and nutritious meal. Leading gastroenterologists say that the golden rule of a healthy digestive system is to eat slowly and chew correctly.

9. You Eat at Different Times

If you are very busy it does not mean that you can skip your meals. Try nutritious cocktails or healthy snacks. If you always eat unevenly and at different times your brain and body start to save energy and as a result you experience fatigue, stress, and begin to overeat.


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