is coming and youíre thinking about trying on swimsuits and
launching a new healthy living kick. Pronto. Especially the
are trying to get fit fast, you are likely moving more and
eating less ó and grappling with the nagging feeling that
you canít seem to stop feeling hungry. Am I right?
worry, you are not alone. Here are four reasons youíre
always hungry and what to do to tame your rumbling tummy.
FORGOT THE PROTEIN
are looking to slim down, you may be cutting out too much
protein at meals, sabotaging your feelings of fullness. As the
Washington Post points out, protein contributes greatly to the
feeling of being satisfied. Indulge in some protein at every
meal and you will stay full longer. Weíre not just talking
steak, either. Dig into eggs, yogurt, tofu, beans as well as
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
are exhausted, you tend to eat more to keep your energy up. In
one University of Chicago study, sleep-deprived people ate
more than 50 percent more calories than when they had a good
nightís rest. Those who got enough shuteye lost this urge to
eat, researchers found, according to the Daily Mail. So make
snooze time a priority to shut off those late afternoon
how people say you should go with your gut? Well, the problem
is that if the microbes in your gut arenít diverse enough,
then they may be sending the wrong signals to your brain. As
the Washington Post notes, about 20 minutes after a meal,
certain bacteria in your gut should send signals that youíve
had enough to eat by stimulating the release of a hormone
linked to feelings of satiety. But if you donít have a very
diverse mix of gut bacteria, you may not get that signal.
Oops. Experts suggest supping on a diet rich in fiber and
probiotics to get back on track.
you are really thirsty but you mistake that feeling for
hunger. The confusion happens in the hypothalamus, the part of
the brain that regulates appetite and thirst, according to
Health. When dehydration sets in, the wires get crossed in the
hypothalamus and you start munching when what you really need
is a tall, cool glass of water. Experts recommend that you
drink more, starting when you first wake up so you get the
hydration you need.