Does it ever seem like you're hungry all the time? You eat breakfast, and then, 15 minutes later, you're back in the pantry, eating cereal straight out of the box. Or it's ten in the morning and you suddenly get a craving for cookies.
This happens to me all the time. I work from home and I am constantly stopping myself from going into the kitchen and scarfing down whatever happens to be on the counter at the moment.
Why do you get hungry when you've just eaten? How do you stop yourself from being hungry all the time? I went to the experts to find out what causes constant hunger, and how to handle it.
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One of the most common reasons for hunger is boredom. If you feel like you have nothing to do, often the default becomes grabbing a snack. Dr. Helen Odessky, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist, and author of Stop Anxiety From Stopping You, told me, "Boredom can make someone feel hungry. We often reach for snack or food when we are bored and that can lead you to feeling hungry throughout the day."
Erin Oprea, celebrity fitness trainer and USANA ambassador agreed. She said, "Boredom is literally a no-brainer. Being hungry because you have nothing else to do is a leading cause of my clients snacking while sitting on the couch. The kitchen is a natural place to hover around when you have nothing else to do."
I can relate. I often find myself scarfing down crackers when I know I'm not actually hungry. Luckily, you can easily combat your boredom by getting out and moving your body. Oprea told me, "Movement is the biggest key to breaking this boredom eating. Just going for a walk will quite often quench that fake hunger trigger."