Still hungry right after eating your meal? No, it's not because you didn’t eat enough. There are a number of factors that can result in you feeling hungry after eating a whole meal. Here, we tell you what they are and how to overcome them, and stay fit.
Soft DrinksFlavored sodas, iced teas & other sweetened beverages are a huge source of HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), which acts like sugar in promoting fat storage. Research indicates that fructose can trick our brains into craving more food, even when we’re full. It works by impeding the body’s ability to use leptin, the hormone that tells us when we’ve had enough to eat.
Folate rich greenMost people don’t eat enough greens, which are rich in the essential B-vitamin, Folate and helps protect against depression, fatigue & weight gain. In one study, dieters with the highest levels of Folate in their bodies lost upto 8 times more weight as those with the lowest levels. Leafy greens are also high in vitamin K that helps to regulate insulin, that helps quash cravings. Best sources of Folate: Green lettuce, spinach, collard greens.
Black TeaAccording to a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, people who drank one cup of black tea after eating high-carb foods decreased their blood-sugar levels by 10 percent for over 2 hours after the meal, which means they stayed full longer and had fewer food cravings.Get to know about Good and bad carbohydrates.
DehydrationLack of water often mimics the feeling of hunger. If you’ve just eaten and still feel hungry, drink a glass of water and wait 10-15 minutes, before eating more, and see if your desires don’t diminish. In most cases, you’ll move on from your cravings.Know more about benefits of drinking water.
How to deal with always feeling hungry even after eating
Eat a good breakfastIt’s not hard to eat good breakfast. There are some easy breakfast options.
Egg with toast- Egg in any form such as scrambled, boiled , poached or in a form of omelette with multigrain toast is a perfect breakfast option.
Oats with milk and fruits-Cook oatmeal with milk , top it with nuts and fruits for filling breakfast .
Smoothies-are also a good option for breakfast.You can blend any fruit of your choice along with yogurt for healthy option.
Yogurt with cereal-If you really got bored with milk and cereal combination.One of the interesting option could be a bowl of yogurt with cereals and nuts.
2. Don’t run behind fad dietsAlways keep your diet balanced and healthy and avoid low calorie diets. For balanced diet add more fiber, good protein, good carbs and healthy fat in your meals.
3. Avoid Certain processed foodsBecause they contain all the artificial means of ingredients which can trigger health problems in long run if consumed excessively.