10 Reasons Why You Are Constantly Hungry

WEIGHT LOSS  |  September 24, 2017
  • You are loading up on refined carbohydrates
    1 / 10 You are loading up on refined carbohydrates

    These foods raise the blood glucose very quickly. They are digested sooner, which causes insulin to respond to the glucose high, resulting in the lowering of blood sugar and earlier onset of hunger.

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  • You are missing out on the essentials
    2 / 10 You are missing out on the essentials

    Protein, fat and fibre help to keep you full. They take longer to digest and therefore, you won’t feel hungry in an hour. You should strive to get these elements in every meal.

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  • You’re not eating enough
    3 / 10 You’re not eating enough

    If you’re eating meals with protein, fat and fibre and you still feel hungry often, this could be a sign that you’re simply not eating enough at mealtimes. Try bulking up your meals with more of these healthy essentials.

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  • You are just really thirsty
    4 / 10 You are just really thirsty

    Reach for the water bottle before you give in to premature hunger. A lot of what we perceive as hunger is actually thirst so if you just chugged down a glass of water and still feel hungry then it’s a sign that you should eat something.

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  • You have a fast metabolism
    5 / 10 You have a fast metabolism

    You know those people who seem to eat whatever they want without putting on weight? They simply have a faster metabolism. If your metabolism is especially fast, you may need to eat more often.

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  • You are not getting enough sleep
    6 / 10 You are not getting enough sleep

    Skimping on sleep? This could be a major contributor to hungry and cravings during the day. If you’re sleep-deprived, it causes a hormonal imbalance, which tends to lead to overeating.

    (Also Read: 7 Ways to Tweak Your Bedroom So You’ll Have The Best Sleep Ever)

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  • You are exercising a lot
    7 / 10 You are exercising a lot

    While a power work isn’t an excuse to wolf down a burger every day, your activity levels do play a role in how hungry you feel. So if you’ve starting exercising more than usual, you may need to eat more.

    (Also Read: The Best Group Fitness Classes in Singapore – All Tried & Tested!)

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  • Your medication is making you hungry
    8 / 10 Your medication is making you hungry

    Some medications can increase your appetite. So if you suspect you’re on something that’s making you hungrier, ask your doctor for advice or read the side effects on the label.

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  • You are about to get your period
    9 / 10 You are about to get your period

    When your basal body temperature goes up, which it does right before you get your period, you might be hungry all the time but this effect shouldn’t last for more than a day or two beforehand.

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  • You could be giving in to peer pressure
    10 / 10 You could be giving in to peer pressure

    Making healthy choices is more difficult when you’re with a large group. When friends and family are indulging, it isn’t always easy to say no.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

     

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