Why Am I Constantly Hungry?

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Why am I constantly hungry?

I'm not trying to be sensitive right now, but I'm about to point a finger at you.

If you're like the majority of people who struggle with their weight or simply want to look better, you probably have an eating disorder. And it's not so much that you're eating the wrong foods as it is that you're eating too much.

So that's the obvious part out of the way. But why do you consume so much food? It’s clearly a hunger issue, but one that confuses most people. Your stomach seems to be in perpetual starvation mode no matter how much you eat, whether you wake up hungry, scavenge for snacks at work, or come home hungry.

It's possible that the issue isn't your appetite, but rather a larger issue going on behind the scenes that goes beyond food selection.

One of the main reasons you're always hungry has been discovered by recent research, and it has nothing to do with what you're eating.

The problem is how you’re sleeping.

Lack of sleep affects your brain in such a way that it pushes you toward a "see food" diet, which explains why you always want to eat, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Is it really that bad? Only one night of insufficient sleep (less than 6 hours) triggers an area in your brain that is involved with your need to eat.

Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Sleep deprivation also raises ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone, while lowering leptin, the hormone that keeps you feeling full. This is what allows you to keep eating...and eating...and eating...even as your body absorbs more energy (food). Hundreds of test subjects in Engineering the Alpha struggled with this issue.

It's mind control, and there's no way to stop it unless you get more sleep or are forced into a world where you crave more food when you don't need it.

It may seem counterintuitive, but sleep can—and will—help you reduce your physiological hunger. While this isn't the only factor that causes hunger, it can have a significant impact.

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