Why do you still feel hungry even after eating?

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  • Do you ever wonder why you feel you are still starving even when you have just finished a meal?
  • Healthline enumerated several factors behind this
  • Some could be due to meal composition, stretch receptors, leptin, and other behavioral and lifestyle factors

Have you ever experienced feeling hungry even if you have just finished a meal?

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Healthline explained that there are several factors behind this such as meal composition, stretch receptors, leptin, and other behavioral and lifestyle factors.

  • Consuming more carbs than protein

You will feel fuller when you consume meals packed with protein as compared to eating carbohydrate or fat-rich food.

“Numerous studies have shown that higher protein meals are better at stimulating the release of fullness hormones,” Healthline said; explaining why even if two meals have the same calorie count, the protein-rich one will make you fuller for a longer time.

Aside from food high in protein, you might also want to consider consuming food rich in fiber because it takes a longer time to be digested.

  • Stretch receptors

Stretch receptors are capable of telling your stomach’s ability to expand while eating. They send signal to your brain to stimulate fullness.

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  • Leptin resistance

According to WebMD, leptin is the hormone responsible for telling your body that you have already eaten enough. But Healthline explained it might not work for some, especially for those with obesity.

“This means that although there’s plenty of leptin in the bl00d, your brain doesn’t recognize it as well and continues to think that you’re hungry — even after a meal,” the website said.

But do not worry because a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, reduced sugar consumption, more fiber intake, and enough sleep may help with this.

  • Other factors

Aside from those listed above, there may be other factors why you are almost always starving. Among these are eating too fast, stress, being distracted while eating, too much exercise, inadequate sleep, and high bl00d sugar.

Before you think too much, Healthline also said that sometimes, the reason you are still hungry even after a meal is simply because you did not eat enough.

And perhaps, looking at some social media posts which shows mouth-watery dishes also affects your hungry feels?  LOL

Source :

Healthline, WebMD