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Constant Feeling of Hunger

Updated on August 28, 2010

Constant Feeling of Hunger

It seems today that most Americans have the opposite issue of constantly feeling hungry or does it? Statistics and reports show that Americans as a whole are eating more and weighing more these days. Is this due to a constant feeling of hunger or not? In this article we will explore the causes and concerns of constantly feeling hungry and maybe even some solutions. First off, let’s talk about diet and which foods fill us up versus the foods that don’t. Generally, foods higher in fiber keep us feeling full longer. This is due to the fact that our blood sugar rises more slowly because it takes longer for the food to break down. This happens with foods that are called “complex carbohydrates.” Some of the foods in this category are fruits and vegetables, like apples, carrots, sweet potatoes and such. Some foods that do not deliver a feeling of fullness are things like potato chips, candy, white, enriched pastas, white, enriched breads, cookies, pies, etc. Considering that you’re feeling hunger pangs that are more severe and constant, there may be other causes for your issue. One of which may be not eating at regular intervals. As you may already know the old school wisdom of three square meals a day has been replaced with the new school wisdom of six smaller meals a day. The general belief is that by eating six small meals at regular intervals, keep you fuller long and helps your metabolism to stabilized. An unhealthy metabolism can cause you to feel hungry all of the time. Skipping meals is unhealthy, especially if you are skipping breakfast. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Your body tends to break your foods down at a faster rate while you are resting and/or sleeping because it is able to use all of its energy to process and digest your foods so when you wake up in the morning, you feel extremely hungry because all your body has done all night is burn the food that you fed it just before drifting off to sleep. Thereby, causing you to feel ravenously hungry when you get up.

Constant Feeling of Hunger

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Constant Feeling of Hunger

 

If you’re a teenager or young adult who is experiencing this sensation the answer is easy, your body is burning up your foods at a break-neck pace. This will probably the fastest that your metabolism will ever be so eat up. Still try to maintain healthy eating habits but your really don’t have to pass up dessert at this point in your life, that time will come though, I assure you. If you’re really concerned about how often your are hungry, check with your doctor, I’m sure he or she can prescribe a diet for you that will help out. Some other little tips that I’ve learned about is eating peanut butter, yogurt, snacking on nuts and taking in healthy liquids like nutritional smoothies. In short having a constant feeling of hunger is not something to get too worried about, just switch up what you eat and when your eat and you should have a great remedy. One last thing to consider is binge eating, avoid that at all cost and do try and adopt the 6 smaller meal strategy but never fail to see your doctor if you think something is wrong.

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