Why you’re always hungry

Woman looking into refrigerator. (PHOTO: Mikael Vaisanen for Getty Images)
Woman looking into refrigerator. (PHOTO: Mikael Vaisanen for Getty Images)
Mikael Vaisanen

It's normal to have days when you're feeling ravenous, but what if you're constantly waiting for the next meal and snacking in between?

Appetites vary from person to person, but there could be a real reason you just never feel full. We take a look at the possibilities here.

It could actually be down to the food you're eating, particularly if you're consuming a lot of refined products. Anything that causes your blood sugar to peak will inevitably end in a crash, meaning you feel even hungrier a short while afterwards. Cut out the processed goods and stay away from things such as white bread and sugary snacks. Refined foods seem misleadingly satisfying but wholegrains and food containing monounsaturated fats are tons better at keeping you full.

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