If it seems like you are always hungry, it might be a good idea to reconsider what you are snacking on, as well as what you are eating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You might be interested to know that some common foods make you hungrier after eating them, instead of working nutritional magic to make you feel satisfied.
Here are foods that leave you hungry:
Low fat yogurt often has sweeteners that can spike your blood sugar without the dairy fat that can help you feel full. Try plain, full-fat yogurt with granola, fresh berries, and nuts instead.
It can spike and then crash your blood sugar, which makes you hungry again. Choose basmati rice or brown rice instead. They aren’t as likely to cause that roller coaster reaction. And don’t overcook it.
If you leave out the orange-yellow goodness in the middle of the egg to lose calories, it won’t leave you feeling satisfied. That’s because the yolk is nature’s “complete protein” thanks to amino acids, which your body uses to build cells. And recent research shows that the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in a whole egg isn’t likely to be bad for you.
Cereals with artificial sweeteners
They lurk in some cereals labeled ‘reduced sugar.’ Artificially sweetened foods can affect your blood sugar and actually make you hungrier. This may be because when you get the sweet taste without the calories, your body is still looking for those calories.
It doesn’t have the fiber or nutrients of whole grains that can make you feel full. There’s an easy solution here: Eat whole-grain bread instead. You have a lot of kinds to choose from.
It’s a sugar bomb that piles on the calories without any nutrition. The white flour breaks down quickly into sugar, and the glaze adds more to spike and crash your blood sugar. Combine that with almost zero nutritional value, and you will be hungry again in no time.
People who drink soda get more calories in a day. Scientists think this may be because it makes you hungry or keeps you from feeling full in some way. Another theory is that the sugar in soda makes your sweet tooth even sweeter.