It has been 30 minutes since your last meal and you’re already back in front of your refrigerator looking for something to eat. Why are you so hungry? Your stomach feels empty and you are unsure as to why.
There are quite a few reasons why you may be experiencing increased appetite. For instance, if you have a fast metabolism, your body requires more food, resulting in increased hunger; if you are dehydrated, your brain may be confusing thirst for hunger; and if you’re not getting enough sleep, it is likely your appetite will spike.
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Excess food consumption or overeating can result in numerous health issues – obesity is one of the most common. More than 2 in 3 adults are considered obese or overweight; more than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity; and approximately one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 9 are considered overweight or obese, according to research by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Take precaution now and prevent these health hazards by educating yourself on the reasons why you are always hungry.