If you’re constantly craving food it may be a case of mistaken identity, acting as hunger in disguise.
1. Drinking alcohol
It suppresses the hormone that tells you when you’re full, so your body doesn’t know when it’s had enough. Not just that, it sharpens food smells and tastes, making you want food more.
2. Getting too little sleep
3. You’re really just thirsty
The signals come from the same part of the brain, so people sometimes confuse hunger and thirst. Try to drink first and then eat.
4. It’s that time of the month
Your estrogen levels increase during PMS. That ultimately causes an increase in appetite, often with cravings for foods high in sugar and carbs.
5. Sugar spikes
If you’re eating too much sugar, it can mess with your body’s blood sugar levels, which will confuse your hunger cues. Cut back and your body will crave nutrients it needs for energy.
The bottom line: you know your body best.
Pay attention to the signs and feed the hunger, not the other emotions.
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