YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – You put yourself on a diet and find yourself hungry all the time. Is there a way around this?
Being hungry most of the time is a common problem which is triggered by blood sugar taking a dive. The biggest reason behind this is the hormone insulin, which tells the body to store fat.
When your body creates too much insulin, it stores it as fat as opposed to using it as energy the way it should. The body then tells the “fat cells” to remove the fat and sugar from your blood and store it as energy.
Once the blood sugar/fat drops and reaches the brain, it signals the brain to believe that you are starving and slows down the metabolism. The starvation mode that activates also increases the hunger signal, leading people to grab more sugary foods such as cookies, candy, etc.
What can be done to prevent the body from reaching starvation mode while dieting? What foods can be eaten to lessen the effects?
Dr. Shayesteh joined 33 WYTV Daybreak to explain why you find yourself hungry all the time and how to prevent it.