Why am I Always Hungry? Reasons you are hungry!
Sleep Deprivation: Sleep deprivation interrupts the production of the hormone Leptin (which is responsible for creating the feeling of a full stomach) and hence feeling of hunger.
Sleep deprivation stimulates a part of the brain that induces hunger.
Ideally one should take 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day.The only exception is if you practice regular meditation than it does happen that your requirement of sleep comes down to even 4 – 5 hours a day but that is only after a long period of time with daily intense meditation practice of 3 to 4 hours a day.
Skipping Breakfast: It is said that Skipping breakfast can lead to obesity as skipping breakfast will make you feel hungry and also slows down your metabolism.
Stress: Stress although sometimes vanishes the hunger but often for most people it leads to overeating the food during stressful situations. Stress over a period of time make you feel sad and people to overcome sadness eat food and become overweight.
Regular practice of yoga and meditation can help in coping with daily stress.
Dehydration: The symptoms of dehydration are often similar to that of hunger. Symptoms such as energy loss or weakness often caused due to dehydration but are mistaken as hunger and people often ended up eating food.
Solution: People should take every day around 8 glasses of water.
Fast Eating: Eating fast does not allow our body to digest the food properly and increases fat storing. Hence our body starts craving for more food even though we have eaten enough.
Solution: Best is to eat slowly and gives our body enough time to process the food.
Alcohol: Alcohol is consumed almost daily in the western nations, however, what most people don’t realize is that it increases the generation of the hormone Ghrelin, which makes you hungry.
Ghrelin is a hormone that is produced and released mainly by the stomach and has numerous functions. It is termed as the ‘hunger hormone’ because it stimulates appetite, increases food intake and promotes fat storage.