It's one thing to notice an uptick in appetite if you've been training hard at the gym, or if you're pregnant or PMS-ing. But when you always feel like a bottomless pit for no obvious reason, then something's definitely up. Figuring out why you can't stop shoveling it down is important, because excess hunger can tip you off to a physical or mental health issue -- and giving in to that need to feed can send your BMI into dangerously unhealthy territory.
A lot of teens tell us they feel hungry all the time. Some teens, like those who are very active and those who are growing, have higher energy needs than others and may be more likely to feel extra hungry. The trick to not feeling hungry all of the time is to eat filling foods.
Ah, the adolescent male appetite. Those always hungry growing boys who eat standing up, drain the quart containers of milk or juice, and are fully capable of finishing off as an after-school snack the whole lasagna or pot of stew or cold roast beef that was supposed to serve as dinner for the family. Are teenage boys eating too much protein?
Ever had one of those days where you could eat a horse? It happens to most of us at some point - everything is otherwise normal, but the hunger pangs just won't stop for some reason. Lack of sleep may have a direct effect on how hungry you feel and how much you eat, says nutritionists.
You know those days when you just can't eat enough? I get them, workmates get them, and you probably do too. The days when lunch is scoffed by 10am, quickly succeeded by an urgent forage for snacks.
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There are two basic types of hunger: emotional and physical. Emotional hunger means eating to deal with feelings. Physical hunger is the body's signal that it needs energy and nutrients.