Hey there, hungry listeners! In this episode of the Food Trainers podcast, we’re going to dive into the causes of perpetual hunger and how to combat it.
First up, we want to stress the importance of protein in your first meal of the day. Did you know that a high-protein breakfast can make you feel fuller and help you lose more weight than a low-protein one? That’s why we always recommend starting your day with a protein-packed meal.
But protein isn’t the only factor at play. Poor sleep can also lead to increased hunger and cravings for junk food. That’s why we suggest making sure you get enough restful sleep each night to help combat those pesky hunger signals.
Stress is another major factor in our never-ending hunger saga. It can lead to increased levels of cortisol, which decreases digestion and increases our drive for junk food. To combat these feelings, we recommend some relaxation techniques like belly breathing and meditation. We also suggest taking adaptogens like Rhodiola, as well as supplements like magnesium and vitamin D to help reduce stress levels.
And let’s not forget about artificial sweeteners, which can lead to confusion in our bodies and increased hunger signals. Plus, certain medications like SSRIs, steroids, and antihistamines can affect our appetite. Even dehydration and hormones can play a role, with progesterone increasing hunger in the luteal phase of the cycle and estrogen suppressing it.
So, how do we deal with all of this hunger? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Eating a balanced meal, drinking water, and engaging in rituals instead of mindlessly snacking are some of the ways we can combat perpetual hunger. And if you’re not sure if you’re truly hungry or just emotionally eating, try the “chicken test” mentioned in the episode.
Overall, hunger is a complex issue with multiple factors at play. But armed with the knowledge and advice we’ve provided, you can take control of your hunger and live a healthier, happier life. Tune in now to learn more!
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