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7 Reasons Why You're Always Hungry

You do not drink enough

It is not the first thing on your mind when you feel hungry but drinking a glass of water might be the solution when trying to prevent hunger! By the time you're hungry, you might simply have to drink some water to make the feeling go away. Always bringing a bottle of water with you can prevent overeating!

You do not sleep enough

It may sound unbelievable, but your level of hunger is partly determined by how much sleep you get. We all know that you burn more if you're awake, so you get hungry quicker when you sleep less. Although sleeping less may also trick your mind when it comes to your appetite. The less you sleep, the more hungry you get, so you eat more. Seven to nine hours of sleep per night is just about right to prevent hunger.

You eat a lot of (easy) carbohydrates

These are the best: cookies, fast food and candy. Since you ingest a large amount of these sugars, your body will crave more and more. This creates an addiction. If you have no control over eating those carbs, you may get too many calories. To avoid those extra kilos, it is important to make choices regarding your daily intake. So do not go for the easiest foods, because this is usually the most unhealthy option.

Your mealtimes are too far apart

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Many people eat three times a day. If you get the feeling that you're still hungry, it is because there is too much time between these meals. You'd be better off having five or six smaller meals a day instead of having a plate full of food, three times a day.

You drink (too much) alcohol

After a long day, it is very tempting to open a bottle of wine. There is of course nothing wrong with doing so, but if you drink too much alcohol you can get dehydrated. Dehydration is often mistaken for hunger, so people have something to eat while they are actually in need of a drink. Tip: Order a glass of water with your wine so you don't give dehydration a chance.

You are very active

Even if you eat enough in a day, you can still experience hunger after exercise. When you're at the office, that might not be the case, but if you move a lot, you burn more calories. This will also contribute to feeling more hungry.


Certain medications can make you feel more hungry. Drink lots of water and have healthy snacks (such as cucumber
or melon) to help suppress the appetite.