10 Foods That Make You Hungrier

by Divyata Raut
FOOD  |  August 24, 2017
  • Low/Non Fat Foods
    1 / 10 Low/Non Fat Foods

    Avoid opting for low-fat milk or yoghurt at all costs! Items that are labelled either ‘low-fat’ or ‘fat-free’ often have other additives and questionable chemicals mixed in them, under the pretence of being ‘healthy’ choices. Excluding natural fats from dairy products also fail to satiate you, leading to eventually grab a second (or third) serving.

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  • Egg Whites
    2 / 10 Egg Whites

    Poor egg yolks have been getting a bad rep for years, as an increasing number of diets advocate incorporating only egg whites into meal plans. But by omitting the yellow part of the egg, you’re not giving your body the essential fat, vitamins and minerals it needs! The yolks are great for your immune system as well as skin and brain health. Egg whites are simply not enough to keep you full- and healthy.

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  • Ketchup
    3 / 10 Ketchup

    Why did we always pester our parents for ketchup when we were kids? Because this highly addictive sweet, sour and salty condiment is made with fructose corn syrup that fogs up our body’s ability to warn us when we are full. It messes with our metabolism and makes our appetite grow even stronger. In other words- yes, you will need more fries with that saucer of ketchup.

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  • Refined Carbohydrates
    4 / 10 Refined Carbohydrates

    Items like white bread and white rice are refined carbohydrates, as fibre is stripped away from the grains that form these foods. As these easily digestible carbohydrates don’t contain fibre, it’s easier to overindulge in them because it’s harder for our stomachs to feel satiated in the absence of fibre.

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  • Sugar
    5 / 10 Sugar

    Sugar is especially addictive because it delivers a short but heightened burst of energy to our bodies. Refined sugar, commonly found in cold drinks, ice cream, pastries and sauces cause you to overeat as your body continues craving the energy that sugar delivers. Providing no nutrients, indulging in too many sweet treats accelerates weight gain and puts you at risk of diabetes.

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  • Artificial Sweeteners
    6 / 10 Artificial Sweeteners

    It’s scary how easily available artificial sweeteners are these days, as this dangerous mixture of chemicals fool your mind into thinking that you’re having sugary foods when you’re not. It leaves your body unsatisfied and therefore craving for more sugary foods. Plus, we don’t even know what these sweeteners are made out of.

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  • Chips
    7 / 10 Chips

    Salty snacks such as chips and Doritos are dusted with so much salt that it dehydrates your body. Snackers always reach out for more chips as the presence of sodium triggers chemicals associated with pleasure in your body. That’s why we can never stop saying, ‘Just one more chip.’.

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  • Pizza
    8 / 10 Pizza

    Pizza is basically a combination of refined carbohydrates, hydrogenated oil, processed dairy and sodium heavy condiments. It destabilises the hunger-regulating part of your brain and disrupts blood sugar levels that cause you to reach out for more slices. I mean…who can resist another cheesy bite? Making it with a whole grain base, fresh cheese and vegetables, however, can be a moderately healthy meal as it provides you with wholemeal carbohydrates, protein and vegetables.

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  • Fast Food
    9 / 10 Fast Food

    It’s a known fact that our favourite fast food meals contain an insane amount of oil, additives, preservatives and trans fat. These ingredients throw off our brain’s ability to produce hormones that inform our bodies that we’re full. The sodium and preservatives in junk food coupled with the sweet fizzy drink is a terrible and unhealthy combination that only increases our craving for junk food in the future. Yikes!

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  • Juice
    10 / 10 Juice

    We’re referring to fruit and vegetable juices without the added fibre. No matter how nutritious you might think your juice is, it’s essentially nothing but the natural sugared water of the fruits and vegetables. Our bodies won’t be satiated with just the water from fruits, so best believe that blending up your favourite mix in a smoothie blender will give you fibre that will satiate you!

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    (Also read: 6 Reasons You’re Always Hungry) 

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