Hungry when you think you shouldn’t be? There might be a reason that’s never even crossed your mind. It could have to do with your environment, diet or your own body. Consider everything mentioned below, and if you have questions or think this applies to you let us know and we can help!
Why Am I Hungry? Weird Things That Increase Your Appetite
“Why am I hungry … like all of the time?” Is that a question you’re asking a lot lately? Weight loss is a bit more complicated than “calories in, calories out.” While that is certainly important, getting your hormones under control is key to stifle an out-of-control appetite.
Luckily, you’re not destined for a life of counting calories (and feeling starved all the time). Eating well, exercising and moving more during the day are key ways to lose weight. But there are other ways to start chipping away at those last few pounds, too. Here are some weird things that make you hungry. And how to start taking steps to reverse overeating …
3 Weird Triggers
Eating salt makes you thirsty, right? Nope. A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University found that while excess salt intake can make you thirsty initially, after that your body actually starts producing and storing more of its own water. This forces the body to actually use a lot of fuel to break down muscle mass, fueling your hunger. This breakthrough finding changes what we know about salt and hunger and sheds new light on overeating and its harmful side effects. (1)
If you’re looking to lose weight fast, getting your salt intake under control is key. Also consider using sea salt.
2. Air Conditioning
There’s also a theory that air condition primes our body for overeating and weight gain. People seem to eat more in cold temperatures. Why? The body’s trying to stay warm. I get using air conditioning to avoid extreme and dangerous heat, but I wouldn’t make super cold air conditioning a habit if you’re trying to lose weight. (2, 3)
3. Certain Drugs
Certain medications could be fueling your appetite. Some allergy meds, insulin, steroids and even some blood pressure meds and anti-depressants are known to trigger hunger and weight gain. While you shouldn’t just get off of your meds without talking to your doctor,healing leaky gut can go a long way in actually reversing allergies and a long list of other symptoms. (Rather than just covering them up.) Working on gut repair can begin the process of healing the root cause of many ailments.(4)
How to Get Your Hunger Under Control
You can take several approaches to get reset your food cravings — and finally have some solutions for your “Why I am hungry?” question. You may want to work with your doctor to ID any hormone imbalances. But regardless of that, here are other things you can do:
Work natural appetite suppressants into your routine. These include green tea extract, spicy foods, saffron extract and high-fiber foods.
Learn how to work with grapefruit essential oil. Just the scent of grapefruit oil excites sympathetic nerves that supply the brown adipose tissue and adrenal glands, which may help stimulate weight loss.
Exercise regularly. Mix it up with burst training and other forms of exercise you enjoy.
“If my thyroid is normal according to my lab work, why do I have all the symptoms of low thyroid?”
Hey guys Dr. Infantino from Platinum Wellness in Phoenix here! Today I thought I’d dive into one of the most common questions I get.
Symptoms of a low thyroid like fatigue, poor sleep, mood swings, forgetfulness, brain fog, depression/anxiety, aching muscles, weakness, high cholesterol, dry skin, constipation and let’s not forget the big one…
Daily people come into my office showing me their food journals, personal training records, etc. They truly are doing everything they need to do to lose weight and keep it off, and they’re so frustrated! Typically they’ve tried things like counting points, HCG, intermittent fasting, keto, paleo, cabbage soup diet, you name it- all to no avail!!
Why? What they’re doing is right- because let’s face it, people have lost weight doing any of those programs!
It’s the body they’re doing it to that’s the problem!
And many times that comes down to their thyroid gland, but it’s not what you think… Let me explain…
I can’t tell you how many times someone has walked into my office convinced they have low thyroid because they can’t lose weight. They order bloodwork for the thyroid & it comes back normal… So what gives?
If you are dedicated and serious about autoimmune-disease/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">healing leaky gut and autoimmune disease, I need you to know about a recent study that IDs seven food additives that trigger leaky gut, or at the very least contribute to the condition.
For those of you who suffer from leaky gut or are at risk for it the foods, you are eating could contain ingredients that are contributing to that. Eating “clean” is a goal everyone should have, but we know that comes with challenges so the convenience of other foods/meals sometimes outweighs that goal. Some ingredients that contribute to leaky gut may surprise you because of how common they are. Learn about 7 additives that trigger leaky gut and how to avoid them in the article below.