Feeling Hungry All The Time?
Try These Health & Wellness Tips
Have you noticed feeling hungry, even though you have just eaten and no matter what or how much you ate?
It used to happen to me all of the time.
I would bring lunch from home to the office, heat it up, eat it and then an hour later I was looking through my purse for one of my afternoon snacks.
It seemed that no matter what I brought in to eat – sandwich, salad, etc. I always wound up hungry and looking for more. I needed to eat every few hours or I felt my energy crashing; my stomach made all sorts of unfriendly noises; and let’s be real, I wasn’t in the best mood!
It wasn’t until I made a few changes that I noticed my body stopped craving food all of the time. Today I’m sharing a few ways you can satisfy and nourish your body, most importantly your hormones, so you feel more supported during the day.
One of the many reasons your body seems to be craving more food is that you might not be eating foods that keep your blood sugar levels stable. I notice this a lot with women who eat diet and high sugar foods.
If you can relate to feeling hungry after eating then try combining healthy fats, protein and carbs at every meal. So instead of having a piece of fruit like a banana add some almond butter. This will help to keep your blood sugar levels stable which not only supports your energy levels but also your hormones plus it keeps you from craving breads and sweets all the time. Fruits and veggies are healthy carbs. This also helped me from feeling hangry too! Here is my meal prep guide to help you prepare meals for a busy week at work in no time at all.
The Never Ending Snacks
If you notice yourself grazing all day or feeling like you need to eat every few hours you may never be actually eating meals. I used to do this. I would just pick at a few things all day long and my body felt like I had been eating but I wasn’t actually eating enough food so I was constantly hungry. Try to eat healthy meals all day like this recipe.
Drink More Water
I know that I’m constantly encouraging you to drink more water but it’s the first thing we usually forget to do when we get busy. Get a water bottle, my favorite is the lifefactory one, glass is the best way to avoid BPA which can wreck havoc on your hormones. Put the water bottle on your desk as a healthy reminder and try to drink about one an hour. I also suggest drinking as much water as you can as soon as you wake up in the morning since we feel most tired in the morning because we are dehydrated.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and not satisfied in one area of your life your body may be craving foods to help nourish that part of your life that is a little off balance. While I was in school one of the most important things I learned about nutrition is how so often craving certain foods is our bodies way of letting us know what we really need. It’s so much more than food sometimes and without taking the time to create a more holistic approach to your health is the best way to create long term healthy habits. I encourage you to think about what might feel off balance in your life and find a way to create a healthier relationship to this area of your life. If you are looking for support with this I invite you to join my free women’s health training. If you can’t join us live sign up and I will send you the replay.
So the next time you are feeling hangry or just hungry see if these health tips can support you and your body!
Big Hugs & Health,