How to Stop Never-ending Hunger Pangs
Hi Everyone! Are you constantly hungry and never feel full? The perpetual feeling of hunger can be confusing and frustrating, especially if you have had medical issues ruled out by the doctor and they have just advised weight loss and exercise.
You could be exercising a lot and not losing weight. You could be eating foods that are not excessive in calories. Or staving off the impulse but are obsessed with food and just want to know why your appetite is never fulfilled.
In this post, we will explore one colossal factor contributing to excessive hunger, and I will tell you how to fix it!
Can’t Stop Eating All Day?
If you can’t stop eating or thinking about food all day, there could be several reasons why, like:
• You are not eating or absorbing enough nutrients. Nutrients are essential for the mind and body. A good day of eating the right food is shown in the food lists and example days in the Lifestyle Guide.
• Emotional eating. Are you bored, stressed, or locked in a pattern? Check the Emotional Eating in the Masterclass Lives.
• Eating too fast. Take a little necessary time for mealtimes. Don’t underestimate eating nutritious, filling foods without distractions. Sit at a table on a chair, away from your desk or the sofa. If you are traveling, check the Travel Advice in Personalized Advice. Leave your phone away from reach. Chew each mouthful well for good digestion. Enjoy the flavors. A calm mealtime does wonders for filling you up.
• You are not having quality sleep! This post will focus on sleep, the foundation for health.
Why Am I Never Full?
Sleep deprivation causes an incessant appetite and cravings because what happens is:
• Gut health is disturbed, which increases inflammation.
• Cortisol is raised, which disturbs gut bacteria and increases inflammation.
• Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which keeps lower body fat levels, is dysregulated.
• Appetite hormones imbalance occurs.
• Malabsorption of nutrients.
• Less stable sugar levels.
• Metabolic dysregulation.
• Slower movements, so less energy expenditure.
• Less resistance to oxidative stress, which increases chronic inflammation.
Why Do I Never Full and Always Feel Tired?
If you have had medical conditions ruled out by your doctor and you can’t stop eating and feel tired all the time, you are most likely not getting enough sleep.
Unfortunately, over time, inadequate sleep leaves the mind and body at risk of many conditions. It makes the body inflammatory, encouraging obesity, diabetes, and many other chronic inflammation diseases.
Lack of good quality sleep is linked to being overweight for several reasons.
During sleep, our hunger hormones, ghrelin, and leptin, are regulated.
Ghrelin is responsible for hunger, and leptin is responsible for feeling full.
In the daytime, these neurotransmitters are increased and decreased, signaling the need to consume calories.
Studies show that these hunger neurotransmitters become dysregulated with very little good sleep (even one night of disrupted sleep). Experts recommend between 7 and 9 hours of sleep for an adult.
There is a rare collection of people with a specific gene (1% of the population has DEC2) that can survive on 6 hours of sleep.
With disrupted sleep, there can be an increase in ghrelin (hunger) and a decrease in leptin (feeling full), ultimately leading to an insatiable appetite, e.g., No matter what you eat, you are not just not feeling full!
Diet Affects Sleep
Firstly, lose ‘diet’ out of your thoughts and embrace ‘nutrition.’
These days, people have diets with a lot of micronutrients, carbohydrates, fats, and protein but are not getting the vitamins and minerals essential for our bodies and brain functioning.
We can have bigger bodies but be starving on the inside – which will not help us sleep. If you have the right vitamins and minerals, you are full. When your body is satisfied nutritionally, you are more likely to sleep better.
Not having enough nutrition could cause insomnia, which puts you in a spiral of sleep deprivation and undernourishment.
This cycle makes your body more susceptible to disease!
When we are nourished, we are less hungry, and we will sleep better.
How Sleep Affects Metabolism
- Studies show that sleep deprivation increases metabolic dysregulation.
- When we sleep less, we also have less stable sugar levels (glucose intolerance and insulin resistance), more cravings, and we hold onto fat, so more cases of diabetes and obesity.
- Chronic sleep deprivation is recognized as one of the significant contributors to the escalation of type 2 diabetes – and it can be avoided. Also, less sleep generally means slower movements and less energy for exercise, which increases the chances of obesity.
Less sleep also disrupts the circadian rhythm (24-hour internal clock).
There’s a strong link between sleep and circadian disruption in the development of diseases.
The circadian rhythm activates many body and brain mechanisms during daylight hours, designed to keep you awake, and then when it is time to sleep, the processes slow down and deactivate ‘alert’ signals.
The circadian rhythm plays a vital role in the sleep/wake cycle, including sleep duration and continuity.
- Check out Insomnia in Personalized Advice, Members! (The 15th of every month brings a new comprehensively researched condition in the Personalized Advice section. Let us know in the forum what you would like researched).Did you see my Instagram Live on Sleep Function?
How Can You Improve Your Sleep?
- Following an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle like Eat Burn Sleep is scientifically proven to optimize mental and physical health and promote sound, quality sleep.
- Eat Burn Sleep is recognized by members for promoting good sleep. It is an essential component of the lifestyle and is one of the most healing, repairing things to do for our body.
What you eat will affect your sleep; what you think, do, and move will affect your sleep.
Ensure you eat a nutrient-rich diet full of everything the body needs, which will satisfy your body and help you sleep better.
If you have just joined us, follow the Lifestyle Guide on what to do, eat, reduce stress, exercise correctly, etc., every day.
You won’t believe how much you eat on Eat Burn Sleep, but trust me; your body needs these foods.
- Here’s a couple of teaser dishes for you: Savory Rosemary & Chives Paleo Bread Rolls & Slow Cooker Oxtail & Vegetables.
- Nothing is off limits, but here’s a cravings hack that works, and you will see how cravings diminish. It’s science-backed!
This will set your sleep patterns up because, for instance, digestion of nutrition will contribute to good sleep.
Reclaiming your relationship with food will help you sleep.
To kickstart your new optimum health lifestyle, do the powerful 6-week Reset. You won’t recognize yourself. Mental and physical well-being is optimized in a fantastic protocol.
I know I repeat this a lot, but it’s essential: not eating enough of the right foods for the proper nutrients can lead your body to starvation, sleep deprivation, and disease susceptibility.
Understanding your body helps you take the best care of it throughout your life!
Many people with poor sleeping patterns for decades have turned their lives around through the Eat Burn Sleep lifestyle because it retrains your brain. It’s a game-changer! Even for people who work shifts or have a circadian misalignment.
- You will not be hungry and reach for food all day long again!
- Members reset their bodies into good sleep patterns with the proper nutrition and lifestyle guidance – and have lost significant weight. Those that don’t have weight to lose follow the Personalized Advice for Healthy Weight Gain because weight loss is a side effect of Eat Burn Sleep.
- There’s more sleep talk in What Happens If You Don’t Sleep, Weight Loss & The Link to Sleep & The Benefits of Sun Exposure.
- I wish you excellent health and a great day.