Reasons for which a person constantly hungry, maybe a few, among them - as a disease, and unhealthy eating habits. Fortunately, in most cases, to cope with excessive hunger is possible. You recently ate a full, hearty breakfast, but after an hour or two once again feel hungry ... And, unable to restrain himself, eat half a bar of chocolate or a biscuit packaging. Soon, however, the hunger comes back, and you have to run back to the fridge, to the machine, sells nuts, candy and other snacks, or in the nearest cafe. Familiar? As polls show, constant hunger - a very common problem among the inhabitants of the developed countries. In most cases this leads to a rapid increase in weight, but the change in the figures are not for the better does not help cope with hunger.
Why do you always want to have?
The most likely causes of chronic hunger are:
- Stress and anxiety, which can not cope
All the people from time to time experience as stress and anxiety, but not all, this leads to the appearance of an abnormally strong hunger or other negative consequences. The problems arise if a person, for whatever reason you can not control stress. Every time a person is under stress, its body produces the hormone adrenaline, which suppresses appetite. However, if stress persists for a long time, begins production of another hormone - cortisol, which, for example, increases the appetite. If you always want to eat because of stress, you need to find a way to deal with it. Try to do yoga or meditation, find hobbies that will help to distract or go to the psychologist.
- Mental disorders such as bipolar disorder
Such disorders are associated with an imbalance of chemicals produced in the brain, lack of certain hormones and genetic factors. All this can lead to excessive hunger. For example, bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings, and a person with such a diagnosis in certain periods of appetite may become unusually strong, and then - practically disappear. In any psychiatric disorders person needs assistance of a competent professional.
People suffering from bulimia often complain that they are constantly hungry. In this eating disorder overeat person first, and then get rid of eaten, induce vomiting at home. As a general rule, people can not cope with bulimia, so if you notice in yourself or in someone close any of its features as seek the advice of a doctor as soon as possible.
- compulsive overeating
It is believed that the causes of binge eating may be a genetic predisposition, and habits that are usually laid in childhood. Very often it is a violation occurs in people who, as children, eating is not just to satisfy hunger, but also to get away from any trouble. In adult life, the food is for them a means of relaxation and stress management: as well as for some people - alcohol or drugs. In most cases, if a person can be suppressed and the habit of overeating, it is only for a while, but after a few days or weeks, there is a failure.
Hypoglycemia - a condition in which blood sugar levels are lower than normal, too, can cause a constant feeling of hunger. Other symptoms of hypoglycemia are fatigue, headaches, excessive sweating, weak tremors. In many cases, these symptoms only occur during prolonged fasting or during low-carbohydrate diets, after drinking or intense exercise. They are soon after a person eats and blood sugar levels back to normal. But for some diseases of the liver hypoglycemia can become chronic and hunger - practically constant. This is due to the fact that it is the liver converts substances derived from food into glucose. When she can not function properly, glucose will inevitably decline. When suspected hypoglycemia should like to see a doctor as soon as possible.
- Type 2 diabetes
Another disease, because of which a person can constantly hungry. Hardly above we said that the reduced level of sugar in the blood causes excessive hunger. Hence, the increased concentration of sugar has the same effect? It really is. Every cell in our body gets sugar due to the activity of the hormone insulin. If not enough insulin, or its function impaired, sugar accumulates in the blood, but can not get into the cells that need it. Therefore, these "signals" the brain cells, informing him that the body needs more food, hence the feeling of hunger. If a person does not take measures to control insulin levels, he was constantly hungry.
For example, corticosteroids, cyproheptadine, and tricyclic antidepressants can lead to a permanent feeling of hunger. If after you start taking any medications you notice this side effect, talk to your doctor. Perhaps, it will reduce the dose or prescribe other medicines.
- Premenstrual syndrome
Constant feeling of hunger - a very common symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Its symptoms usually appear in the second half of the menstrual cycle, pass through one or two days after the onset of menstruation. In addition to excessive appetite, its symptoms can be bloating, headache, diarrhea or constipation, breast tenderness, mood swings, sleep problems.
- Hyperthyroidism - Thyroid disease is one of the possible reasons that a person constantly hungry. In this case, the violation thyroid gland produces too much hormone, which leads to speeding up the metabolism, hyperactivity, insomnia and constant hunger, which is very difficult to satisfy. To treat hyperthyroidism used as drug therapy and surgical intervention.
Genetic disorders Genetic disorders such as Prader-Willi syndrome, sometimes become a cause of very strong appetite. In addition, for a syndrome characterized by a progressive obesity, short stature, and mental retardation. Prader-Willi syndrome - the most common cause of genetic obesity, but why it causes constant hunger is unknown. According to the researchers, it may be associated with increased levels of the hormone ghrelin, which controls the appetite. People with this disorder ghrelin levels, on average, three times higher than normal.
- Abuse sodas
These drinks are rich sources of corn syrup containing a high proportion of fructose. Its impact on the human has been studied in one study, with the participation of twenty healthy adults. They do magnetic resonance imaging of the brain after they consumed drinks with a high concentration of fructose. It turned out that these drinks decreased blood flow to parts of the brain that regulates appetite and suppress their activity. At the same time people feel less full, than after consumption of beverages containing glucose only. In another study, it was found that fructose "cheating" the brain, causing it to require more food, even when our stomach is already full.
- You eat a lot of canned food
Many of them contain large amounts of bisphenol A, which can cause a sharp decrease in the level of hormones associated with satiety.
- You do not eat breakfast or eat breakfast too little
Within four years, the researchers observed on 6764 healthy people. Those who consumed at breakfast about 300 kcal during this time gained, on average, twice as much weight than those whose breakfast contained 500 calories or more. the reason for this is that people who eat a hearty breakfast, the blood sugar level throughout the day varies to a lesser extent than those who eat breakfast very modest, or even skip breakfast. Therefore, they sometimes normal appetite and the feeling of hunger is not an effect for several hours after a meal. People who eat breakfast is not enough tight, often constantly want to eat, and if they can not control the appetite, they can quickly gain weight. Moreover, the scientists believe that the fight against chronic hunger is very important to eat breakfast from 30 to 39 grams of protein. So eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese - more preferred breakfast foods than pancakes or toast.
- You do not drink tea
People who drink a cup of black tea after eating food rich in carbohydrates, two and a half hours after a meal blood sugar levels, on average, 10 % lower than those who do not drink tea, and then they less often faced with the challenge of constant hunger. It is assumed that this effect is due to the polyphenolic compounds contained in black tea.
- Do you drink enough water
Dehydration can mimic the feeling of hunger. If you have eaten quite a lot and still feel hungry, drink a glass of water. Usually after that the person feels satiety, and a desire to take a supplement passes. The fact that not only wants to deal with the excessively strong appetite, but also to lose weight, it is recommended before a meal to drink two glasses of water. People who perform this are recommended to consume during a meal at 75-90 calories less than those who do not drink before a meal.
- Are you bored
Often people are tempted once again to eat is not what they really empty stomach, but because they are tired of what they are doing and want to escape. The food in this case is a kind of entertainment. If after the last meal took less than four hours, instead try eating five minutes work out something else: for example, if you've been busy with work, walk briskly, or at least look at some funny video. If you've done cleaning, turn the louder your favorite song or call a friend to discuss weekend plans. If you were not really hungry, chances are you will forget about the food, but if the hunger is gone - go snack. In the future, try to include short breaks, which are a good prophylactic against boredom in their activities.