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Why can't I stop being hungry?

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Last Updated: 02/10/2020 at 10:09pm
Why can't I stop being hungry?
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Top Rated Answers
January 27th, 2015 8:08pm
The feeling of not being full even after having a meal is common the best health tip: is to eat foods that fill the stomach, but will not increase body fat. Options have more veggies; continue eating them even after a meal, drink lots of water. Eating nuts are great however, they are very high in fat and oils, too many of them increase weight gain, a few is okay. The feeling of hunger is not just a growling stomach but the need to put more food in your mouth and the desire to taste. So have snack foods that do not increase weight gain, popcorn, sunflower seeds with shells (this increases the desire for water), dry cereal this is usually very high in fiber and vitamins and mineral (it is best to get the ones low in sugar). So you do not need to stop being hungry just to satisfy the desire to eat, not just the stomach, but the mouth as well.
May 16th, 2015 1:20am
Along with many other girls, I struggled with self image as a teen. I was unhappy and unsatisfied with the way I looked, especially my weight. I even stopped eating. What I learned from that journey? That I am beautiful the way I am. We were all born different. Think about it, if we were all the same, we would basically be...well...the same. Nothing unique or special. There are tall, short, big, small women. We are all different, and that's what makes us BEAUTIFUL. To anyone who is in the battle of an eating disorder now, know that you are loved and that you are BEAUTIFUL. You have ONE LIFE to live. Why waste that one meal? Enjoy the meal! Enjoy that brownie, or cake, or pasta. I know it's hard, but know that the only way to get out of this cycle is you. You have to trust yourself and surround yourself with good people.
March 21st, 2016 10:29am
The body always does crave for more, the more you feed it. You could try reducing food intake slowly, or taking small amounts at regular intervals
April 29th, 2015 5:49am
Your body needs food and nutrition. If you want to be skinny the way to do it is not by starving yourself or eating less. Eat a regular amount of meals a day with healthier food and exercise.
May 27th, 2015 11:17pm
Maybe uptheres skmehting in ur stomach like worm that when u chew it and go to the small intestine, amd thts where the worm eat the food u swallow and u become hungry
December 2nd, 2015 10:50am
This may be due to a poor diet or a medical condition. Eating too much, too little, irregularly or lacking variety can all make your body crave for certain foods.
June 6th, 2016 10:09am
Food is a requirement for your body. If you are hungry eat. Nothing is wrong with that. Eat in moderation.
September 27th, 2016 10:58am
There are various reasons why you can be hungry. Might you have stopped a bad habbit recently? You could be eating in replacement of that habbit. Are you going through a stressful period in your life? It could simply be that you are comfort eating. Nevertheless, there is always a reason for this, so this isn't anything you should worry about.
February 7th, 2017 7:51pm
Hunger can come in two forms: physical and mental. Often when we feel hungry even though we just ate, we are missing a flavor. Make sure you are eating all different types of flavors at meals such as sweet, savory, and sour.
February 7th, 2017 11:58pm
Hunger also can often be the brain telling you that it is bored or thirsty! The brain can send mixed signals sometimes
October 16th, 2017 10:33pm
You can't stop being hungry, because your body need food to work. Your body need food to feed the brain and your body so it can do all it's tasks. Without food you'll have no energy, you can get trouble with your heart and organs.
January 9th, 2018 1:03am
often we feel we are hungry when we are really thirsty or tired, or body screems for energy while we need to sleep.
February 10th, 2020 10:09pm
If you're a teenager, the likely answer is that you might be going through a growth spurt. That's very likely to make you what seems like unreasonable hungry. However, if you're not, it could be due to doing more exercise, more stress/anxiety than usual, anything that puts your body under more stress than normal. If that is not the case either, then it could just be a phase in your body for no obvious reason. I'm not a doctor or nutritionist, however I have known that to happen to people before. If you think it's a more mental sort of thing, then it's possible your subconscious is using hunger as a sort of coping mechanism.