[BYWG BLOG] 3 Reasons Why You Are Always Hungry

Many diets fail because, well, people are hungry! 

 

1 – Distracted Eating

Studies show that people tend to eat what is put in front of them. So, if you are mindlessly snacking on a bag of chips while watching tv, it is very easy to eat the whole bag before realizing it! Learn to sit down and eat without distractions. 

 

Set your fork down between bites and enjoy your food.

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2 – Misunderstanding Hunger Cues

Those who aim to eat to about 80% full tend to eat less. Simply being aware of this will help you to put your fork down and decide if you are still hungry. 

 

Practice feeling and acknowledging hunger without going right to a food choice you will later regret – learn to navigate the middle ground between starving and stuffed and manage your hunger. 

 

Learn what foods are actually delicious and which are not.

 

Ask yourself if you could wait 20 minutes to eat in order to give yourself time to make a healthier choice.

 

Consider if you want to finish a meal or save some for later…

 

3 – Too Much Processed Foods

To crave nutritious food, you must eat mostly nutritious food. Studies say processed and sugary foods make you want more processed and sugary foods – and less nutritious food! 

 

We digest and absorb sugary foods quickly and easily. They over stimulate the reward/pleasure centers in our brain and we tend to overeat them.

These foods – and our brain’s response to them –  often lead to overconsumption.

 

To stop craving junk completely, eliminate it completely. We know it will be hard, but worth it