DEALING WITH HUNGER

YOU’RE NOT EATING ENOUGH PROTEIN OR FIBRE

It is generally regarded that foods high in protein and fibre are most effective at generating satiety due to the breakdown and release of nutrients from these foods.

YOU’RE NOT EATING ENOUGH

Whether you’re reducing calories for weight loss, have a fast metabolism or are very active, you may feel constantly hungry if you’re not eating enough to sustain your biological needs. True hunger is a sign from the body that it needs more energy to function, and it doesn’t always have to be a growling or rumbling stomach. Hunger can also manifest as fatigue, the inability to concentrate, feeling dizzy or always thinking about food.

YOU’RE DISTRACTED WHEN EATING

Given hectic schedules, you might find you’re eating while walking, driving or scrolling on your phone. However, if all of your meals are rushed, the body has a harder time recognising fullness.

YOU’RE EATING TOO QUICKLY

Even if you’ve put down your devices and turned off the TV, rushing through meals and snacks makes it difficult for the body to register feelings of fullness and satiety. That’s why you should make it a priority to slow down. If you tend to devour meals and snacks quickly, try allocating a certain amount of time to finish your meal. Include sips of water between bites and reflect on your body’s fullness level with each bite. Try to use your five senses to help you enjoy everything you eat.

YOUR HORMONES ARE OUT OF WHACK

When the body is in a constant state of stress, cortisol (aka the stress hormone) rises, which can trigger an increased appetite. Furthermore, stress eating usually causes people to reach for highly palatable foods, like refined carbohydrates and sugary items, which won’t keep you full or satiated for long.

YOU’RE BURNING MORE ENERGY THAN YOU REALIZE

A mismatch of energy leads to increased or constant hunger. If you are exercising more, at higher intensities or for longer durations, your appetite likely increases as your body burns through more calories than it’s used to.

YOU’RE DEHYDRATED

Many of us are familiar with the afternoon slump or the feeling of just wanting something to “snack on.” Oftentimes, we just need to hydrate.

YOU’RE NOT SLEEPING ENOUGH

Sleep plays a significant role in regulating hormones, which may contribute to increased feelings of hunger. Short sleep duration is linked with elevated levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite, and decreased levels of leptin, a satiety hormone. That means when you’re short on sleep you’re more likely to feel hungrier and crave sugary foods.

This week’s results…..

This weeks results….

Denton lost a fab 33 marbles. Jane Abdoh got in the next stone bracket, Janet, Sandra and Carol got their stone and a half awards, Slimmers of the week went to Sara and Sandra!👏👏👏

Remote member Olivia maintained this week but had a nsv and fitted into jeans that used to be tight! 👏👏👏

Haughton Green ladies lost a whopping 57 marbles! We welcomed returning member Barbara, have a great week back on track!🤞

Kirsty, Tracy and Vicky got their super seven awards👍🏼 Susannah got her stone award💪. Slimmers of the week went to Vicky and Susannah.

Have a great week everyone xxx❤️🐝❤️

Lisa Jane remote member had a little gain but is going to smash it this week. 💪💪💪