We can all relate. You’ve already eaten recently, and yet somehow, you’re downright starving again. The first step is discovering why you’re always hungry so you can make changes to control your appetite. There are many reasons why, but first consider these three common ones to help you take action.
When difficult feelings arise, the stress that accompanies them usually provokes strong cravings, so food naturally becomes the distraction. We call it “stress eating,” and even the smallest and most unsuspecting stressful moment, like losing your phone or having a bad argument, may soon have you reaching for your next slice of cake. With stress, adrenal glands release a hormone called cortisol, and cortisol increases appetite and ramps up your motivation to eat more. A few useful ways to combat stress eating is to keep yourself busy with exercise, listen to relaxing music or simply seek social support from friends and family.
Watching videos of delicious food on cooking programs and social media can actually can make you hungry by stimulating ghrelin production. Ghrelin is known as the “hunger hormone” and signals your brain to eat. Laying around watching television or scrolling through your social feeds may lead you to buy food you weren’t even thinking of before. In fact, you may not even be fully aware that these visuals have increased your urge to eat. The pleasure associated with eating shown in ads or your friend’s Instagram posts may provoke you to order extra food straight from your phone.
Are you really hungry, or just thirsty? Dehydration is often disguised as feelings of hunger, when in reality your body just wants more fluids. When you don’t drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. This may be happening more than you realize and tends to happen especially if you’re regularly dehydrated. So, next time you’re feeling hungry and you’ve already eaten, consider drinking a nice, tall glass of water. Reminding yourself to drink water throughout the day can go a long way towards avoiding unnecessary bursts of hunger when you’re simply thirsty.
While there are a few things you can do to keep your hunger at bay, it’s not always easy or convenient. Thankfully, it’s possible to keep yourself from overeating and curb your appetite in simple, healthy ways. With helpful products such as LIMU LEAN and BURN, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Including BURN between meals can boost your energy throughout the day and help prevent overeating later. You can also supplement a meal here and there with a LIMU LEAN protein shake in delicious flavors like Creamy Vanilla and Dutch Chocolate.