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April 11, 2016

Hunger is the physiological need for calories, salt, and water driven by a number of factors including diet, sleep quality, activity levels, hormones and emotions. It is normal to experience an increase in appetite after going hard in the gym or during your menstrual cycle, pregnancy or breastfeeding but if you feel like a bottomless pit, something might be up! Below are some of the more common reasons you may experience constant hunger.

1. Going too long in between or skipping meals. When your stomach is empty for too long your body will release more ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, resulting in feeling ravished. Let this go on for too long and it’ll typically leads to overeating. As a rule of thumb consume a meal or snack every 3-4 hours. Also, have a go-to snack on you, like a protein bar or piece of fruit, for when you run into situations where you’re tight on time.

2. Dehydration. Not only will dehydration decrease your metabolism and affect energy levels but it may also ca...

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