Are you hungry ALL the time? Here are 5 possible reasons (and what you can do about them)
First thing to check is your calorie intake...If you're not eating very much, that's your first priority to fix. A 1200 calorie diet is the recommendation for a toddler, so it makes sense that your body is screaming for more fuel if that's what you're trying to do.
Second, take a look at your sugar intake. Are you eating nearly 100 grams of sugar each day? This is causing your body to go on a sugar rush and crash roller coaster and is spiking your appetite.
Third, are you getting enough fiber? The recommended amount is 20-30 grams per day to help you feel full and promote smooth digestion. If you are on a low-carb or keto diet, you should probably take a fiber supplement.
Fourth, assess your eating schedule. Do you have a 5-6 hour window in between meals where you aren't having any food? No wonder you're hungry! Snacks in between meals can prevent you from getting too hungry OR too full.
Fifth, eat more volume foods. Volume foods are low in calories but big in size (like melon, oatmeal, salad, soups, smoothies, etc). If your diet is full of nuts, fatty meats, power bars, and peanut butter, you're going to have a hard time feeling full because the recommended servings for these are rather small.
Sixth, swap packaged foods for fresh. Packaged foods are designed to leave you wanting more (hello high sugar and sodium + cheap ingredients). It's how snack companies keep you coming back for more. Switch to the foods of the earth more often! Food quality is important!!!
Which sounds like your issue? Comment the number below & then share your favorite snack to eat that kicks hunger to the curb!
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