Are you still hungry after eating?

Have you ever eaten a pretty decent meal and feel like you did not eat anything? What makes you feel unwell? Lack of satiety … can labyrinth disorders be the cause?

Leptin is secreted into the blood via adipocytes (fat cells). Colloquially, it is called the satiety hormone and is responsible for causing a feeling of fullness. It sends information to the brain that we are fed up with food and that our bellies are full. Unfortunately, there may be disturbances in the way of transmitted information and a high appetite persists even after eating a hearty meal. Resistance to leptin is associated with such consequences as fat storage, which in the long term can lead to obesity, increased blood pressure, heart problems and other health problems.

What are the problems? There are several factors that should be verified at home. Below are some of them.

Composition of meals on a plate

In the case of problems with feeling full, first you have to look at your meals. To maximize your satiety you should have a source of lean protein on your plate, and most carbohydrates should be folded. Protein improves the satiety of meals, and complex carbohydrates control better (than simple) blood sugar levels. The plate should also include vegetables due to fiber and a source of healthy fat, one or polyunsaturated, eg avocado or olive oil, which also improves the satiety of meals.

Hunger diet
This approach is much healthier because we provide the body with a substantial meal, which in addition does not cause a rapid increase in blood sugar, helping to control appetite. But you should avoid sweet drinks and processed foods.

Undiagnosed health problem
A less likely cause of constant hunger, even after a meal, may be an undiagnosed health problem. For example, excessive thirst and hunger can be a symptom of diabetes. Some mental problems, such as anxiety and depression, can also affect appetite changes. The state of our thyroid affects the appetite. It’s always worth doing basic research to check your health.

Inadequate sleep hygiene
Studies show that insufficient sleep disturbs the action of two very important hormones that regulate appetite – leptin and ghrelin. It increases the level of ghrelin, resulting in a greater appetite (especially for fatty products and sweets) and suppresses leptin, which “makes us know” that we are already full. How to deal with this? Above all, you need to have more sleep, but it’s not just about time. The quality of sleep is very important, so in the place where we sleep should not be electronic devices, sounds, luminescent diodes, etc.

You are not really hungry at all
Do you know that not every hunger is a physiological hunger? Sometimes the desire to eat is motivated by different emotions or boredom. If it seems to you after a meal that you are still hungry, ask yourself if it is definitely a hunger or you just want to continue eating. Unfortunately, sometimes eating is a way of dealing (or damping) with various problems. The next time you want to go back to the kitchen for another portion of food, think about whether eating something less attractive, such as apples, will give you the same satisfaction. If not, it means that it is not hunger.

Stress also interferes with normal hunger signals. For some, stressful situations involve a blockade on food, and others on the contrary. Usually, the hunger signal appears when energy stocks end. Constant stress can interfere with this process and activate the type / style of seeking a reward or compensation for the hardships that we face. Interestingly, intuitively usually then we reach for greasy and sweet dishes, because we feel that they will give us a sense of comfort. Stress can not be completely eliminated from life, but it is worth investing some time in learning to deal with it in a different way, eg: exercises, meditations, yoga, a book and many more.

Constant hunger after a meal is a problem for many people, but in each of them can have a different cause. It is worth analyzing your behavior, motives and try to eliminate the factors that most affect this state of affairs.

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