Why Am I Always Hungry?
Shape Malaysia|July - August 2019

You eat, but then an hour later your stomach is screaming. Here, what’s going on, and how to stay satisfied.

Marnie Soman Schwartz

Most of the time, hunger has an obvious cause, like not eating enough or choosing meals that don’t contain the right amount of nutrients (carbs, protein, and fat), says D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Ph.D., a professor of human nutrition and the director of the Nutrition and Exercise Laboratory at the University of Wyoming. Other times, though, it’s mysterious. Your appetite appears to defy explanation, and nothing you eat seems to tamp it down. But those hunger pangs have a cause too. Read on to find out what’s behind them and how to fuel up to feel comfortably full.

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