Do you always find yourself feeling hungry even soon after having a meal? Here are reasons why you are always hungry.
1. YOU DON’T EAT ENOUGH PROTEIN
Protein keeps you full for a long time because it is a complex nutrient which takes longer to break down during the digestive process. To avoid feeling hungry always, always include protein in every meal.
2. YOU DON’T EAT ENOUGH FAT
Inadequate fat in your meals will leave you feeling hungry always. Just like protein, fats are also a complex nutrient that requires longer time to break down. Add healthy fats like avocado to your meals.
3. YOUR MEALS DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FIBRE
Eating meals rich in fibres are good for your digestive system and they also keep you feeling full for longer. Vegetables provide plenty of fibre so you should always include vegetables in your meal.
4. YOU EAT TOO FAST
You always feel hungry even soon after eating because you eat too quickly. It can take 15-20 minutes after your food is eaten for your brain to signal a feeling of fullness. When you eat too quick, you don’t give your body time to register you have eaten and are no longer hungry.
5. YOU AREN’T EATING ENOUGH
You are probably always hungry even soon after eating because your new diet plan involves you limiting food intake during each meals or even skipping meals all together. If you want to limit your calorie intake but also don’t want to feel hungry, adding more vegetables to each meal would help.
6. YOU AREN’T HAVING ENOUGH SLEEP
Studies have shown being sleep deprived can make us crave for more food. Try to sleep more if you always feel hungry even soon after having a meal.