Feel Hungry Frequently? Know The Reasons Behind It

Updated at: Nov 12, 2020
Feel Hungry Frequently? Know The Reasons Behind It

There are people who feel hungry quite frequently. Here are the reasons behind it. Read on.

Navya Kharbanda
Healthy DietWritten by: Navya KharbandaPublished at: Oct 22, 2020

Sometimes, there is a deep urge of filling your hunger that you just can't control. However, have you ever felt this need frequently? Food is life for some people. Being foodie is one thing and excessive hunger is another. Symptoms of feeling hungry frequently include anxiety, nervousness, weight gain, etc. It can be a sign of health problems like diabetes and thyroid too. Your body is dependent on food for various nutrients like vitamins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, calcium etc. You get energy from food so it is quite normal to feel hungry if you don't eat for a few hours. But if you feel a continuous sound in your stomach even just after having a meal, then there is something wrong with your health or schedule. A major key to control this issue is maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and regular workout. The medical term for extreme hunger is called polyphagia. In this article, you will get to know the reasons why you feel hungry frequently.

Reasons why you feel hungry frequently?


There are numerous reasons as to why your feel hungry frequently. However, if you feel hungry all the time, you should see your doctor and try to observe the cause. Below listed are some reasons behind excessive hunger:

• Stress


Some studies say that stress is also a reason behind excessive hunger. You feel hungry frequently if you keep overthinking about something as it takes your mind of it and gives you comfort and pleasure. When you're anxious or tense, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. This builds up a feeling of hunger again and again.

• Low fat, fiber and protein diet

Intake of less calories than the your body burns can make your body in producing a  hormone called ghrelin. It is commonly known as the hunger hormone too. Your stomach releases this hormone whenever your body needs more food. A low-calorie diet can increase ghrelin production and cause hunger, even after a person has just eaten. A low fiber, fat and protein diet can make you hungry in short intervals.

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• Distracted while eating

Some people are even distracted while having their meal. Taking a nutritious diet and that too without getting distracted is important to feel full. You cannot just be in your phones and TVs while having food. It will make you hungry even after just eating.

• Sleep deprivation


When you are awake, you will eat! It is almost impossible to control yourself from eating if you are not taking enough sleep. Your body won't be able to produce enough energy, which will result in excessive hunger.

• Lot of exercise

If you are exercising more than you are consuming food then you will surely feel the need to have food frequently. You meal gaps will reduce and you will feel hungry more than usual. Workout is important, but according to the food intake.

• Some medicines

There are certain medications that may have an effect on your health. Your metabolism and digestive system can get strained due to some medicines. You can take an advice from your doctor in such a case.

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• Eating quickly

It is a very much known fact that eating too quickly keep you full for a short period of time. Chances of feeling hungry just after your meal are high in this situation. You should have your food slowly in order to control the problem of feeling hungry frequently.

• Low blood sugar level

low blood sugar

Your body has the ability to turn the sugar in food into glucose. But when you have diabetes, glucose cannot reach your cells. Your body urinates a lot rather than telling to to eat more. In fact, people who are already suffering from diabetes eat large amount of foods.

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