Can't Stop Eating? Here are Three Possible Reasons


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Do you constantly feel hungry even though you're eating like crazy? It may not be a lack of will power. Here are three top factors that may be driving your appetite. 

  1. You’ve got a fast metabolism: If this is the case, it's a good thing. The faster your metabolism, the more fuel your body needs. This means you can eat more while still burning calories. Research suggests having a fast metabolism can help you to burn 100 to 400 extra calories a day. Just make sure you keep it healthy, as making the wrong food choices can hamper your weight loss efforts even with a naturally fast metabolism.
  2. You're loading up on processed foods: Highly processed and packaged foods can cause your blood sugar to pike, then crash, leaving you feeling hungry even on a full stomach. Plus, foods that are high in sugar or fat can interfere with mood-regulating brain chemicals. This can leave you feeling depressed and prone to emotional overeating. The worst culprits include like white breads, hot dogs, cookies, sodas and some salad dressings.
  3. Your hormones are out of whack: A hormonal condition called hyperthyroidism, essentially an overactive gland that pumps out too much of the thyroid hormone, is among the top causes of constant hunger. Luckily, it's easily treatable. Other medical conditions that may contribute to continual hunger are hypoglycemia, which involves perpetually low blood-sugar levels, as well as pre-diabetes and diabetes, involving elevated blood-sugar levels.

If constant hunger is keeping you from meeting your weight loss goals, Metabolic Research Center can help. We'll develop a customnutrition and exercise plan designed to keep you feeling satisfied while shedding pounds. Call 800-501-8090 to find the location nearest you.

 

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