Last updated on July 14th, 2021
Feeling hungry is uncomfortable—and it’s supposed to be. Our bodies are biologically wired this way so that we stop what we’re doing and search for food. This ultimately keeps us alive.
Yet many people today feel like their hunger mechanism has taken on a life of its own; they no longer trust it.
- Feel hungry all the time, like your hunger has no off switch?
- Rarely feel hungry?
- Swing from not-hungry to panicky-hungry in a matter of moments?
- Want to avoid feeling hungry and find yourself eating to prevent future hunger?
- Find yourself eating fast and unconsciously (a plate of food can disappear without awareness)?
If any of these sound like you, you’re not alone. The worst part about all of this is that people suspect this uncomfortable insatiability is contributing to their jeans feeling tighter and tighter, yet they don’t know what to do about it.
After all, when that uncomfortable hunger is knocking at our door, we’re biologically driven to relieve that discomfort.
The good news is that it is possible to understand and retrain your hunger mechanism and to learn to trust it again. Our bodies are innately homeostatic which means they are always seeking to get back into balance.
In Dr Libby’s Weight Loss for Women online course, she shares that there are nine factors that typically influence these hunger mechanisms and the many ways to get this back on track. The first step starts with looking at the nutrients you’re eating (and not eating), as well as the types of food that are highly nourishing (goodbye confusion!), hydration, digestion challenges, meal and snack sizes – that is until you are back in the driver’s seat of trusting your own hunger instincts – imagine the freedom that comes with living that way.
In the course, Dr Libby then examines the eight other factors that can be creating an insatiable hunger drive, including sex hormone imbalances (think sugar cravings that intensify in the lead up to menstruation), a disrupted gut bacteria profile, never-ending stress, a poorly functioning thyroid, a congested liver and any emotional links that you may have to food and feeling hungry.
If you want to understand why you might be feeling hungry all the time, and learn how to curb this, forever, you might like to take a look at Dr Libby’s Weight Loss for Women online course.
It is possible to get your brain, your taste buds and the rest of your body on the same team. Reserve your place for the next intake now, and start trusting yourself again.