1. When You Lose Weight
According to Australian researchers, losing weight triggers a subsequent increase in the hormone ghrelin, which triggers you to eat. Get at least six hours of sleep daily as less is linked to a higher production of ghrelin. Eat little and often as ghrelin is secreted when the stomach is empty and eat plenty of satiating protein and fibre.
2. When You Work Out
While some people find exercise suppresses appetite, others find the opposite. People may feel hungry after a 30-minute workout – possibly because your body uses more glucose to fuel this workout. A small snack about 30 minutes before your workout can help keep you full.
3. When You Eat Out Often
The hormone that switches off hunger is called leptin. According to a US study, MSG – which is found in many processed foods – may make your body more resistant to leptin’s signals.
4. When You Pop Those Supplements
They are great for your skin and heart – but fish oil supplements can increase appetite in some people. In Danish trials, women taking the supplements felt 20 per cent less full after eating and twice more likely to feel hungry after meals. Taking fish oils with meals and adding more fibre to these meals might stop the problem, say experts.
5. When You Watch TV
Watching shows featuring death and violence can make us feel peckish, as they subconsciously make us think about our own mortality. Many people tend to distract themselves from this thought by eating or drinking. The remedy? Look in a mirror before you reach for snacks; it reduces the desire to overeat, say US researchers.
Text: Bauer Syndication