Reasons You Might Be Hungry

Reasons You Might Be Hungry

Posted 2014-02-23 by amilafollow

Have you ever wondered why your tummy starts to grumble as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, or why you're starving even after you just ate a hearty meal?

You’re not getting enough shut-eye.

If you find yourself waking up after a little to no sleep; theres a good chance you’ll be looking towards carbs for a boost of energy. When you don’t get enough sleep, a fake-hunger response is triggered urging you to fill your grumbly tummy with some not-so-healthy foods.

You’re low on fluids

Dehydration is one of the most common reasons people think they're hungry. Symptoms that are associated with dehydration such as sleepiness and low energy actually mimic that of hunger. So when you think you're starving, you might actually just need a glass of water.

You had a small breakfast

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and such authorities on this subject weren’t lying. Having a decent sized meal in the morning means that your blood sugar levels will remain constant throughout the day, and you’ll be less likely to crave unhealthy food.

You're Bored

We’ve all done this. Sometimes you have nothing to do, and a packet of chips in close proximity can be a pleasing thing. It’s not uncommon to binge when you’re bored, because when theres nothing going on to stimulate you; the brain looks to food to release the dopamine neurons.


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