⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄

Always Feeling Hungry? You Might Be Simply Thirsty

⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄
Always Feeling Hungry? You Might Be Simply Thirsty

You’ve eaten lunch. You felt really full. But two hours later, you feel hungry again. Then you go to get a pack of snacks. Gradually you’re gaining weight.

And you ask…what’s happening? Why my appetite is growing so fast? You start to suspect if you have parasite in your body, or if you have diabetes. All these are possible. But most of the time, you’re just thirsty.

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

75% of Americans[1] are chronically dehydrated and don’t even know it. And the problem is, most people can’t tell the difference between hunger and thirst.

What? Even a kid would be able to tell the differences? Look at the signs of hunger and signs of thirst below first.

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

Signs of Hunger VS Signs of Thirst

Always Feeling Hungry? You Might Be Simply Thirsty

    As you can see, 3 out of 4 common signs of hunger and thirst are the same. What’s more, the part of the brain that deals with hunger and thirst feelings is the same. With the same part interpreting both signals, it becomes confusing to offer the perfect solution.

    ⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄
    ⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

    So, how not to be tricked?

    One tip is that feelings of true hunger come gradually, but not suddenly.

    When in doubt, always guess in favor of hydration. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever over hydrate but it’s always so easy to overeat.

    ⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄
    ⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

    Make it a habit.

    Drink a glass of water or herbal tea at least 30 minutes before a meal or snack. This way, you’ll be more aware of the true extent of your appetite, you’ll absorb the water more effectively, and you won’t dilute your stomach acid while it’s trying to digest.

    Dehydration may play a bigger role in your life than you realize. Luckily, it’s an easy fix. Learn to drink more water and not only will you find that your hunger cravings are reduced, but you’ll also feel better in general!

    ⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄
    ⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

    Reference

    More by this author

    Marina Richter

    Freelance Writer

    Always Feeling Hungry? You Might Be Simply Thirsty
    Always Feeling Hungry? You Might Be Simply Thirsty
    Are You Satisfied with Your Relationship or Settling for Less? Take This Test to Find Out
    Are You Satisfied with Your Relationship or Settling for Less? Take This Test to Find Out
    Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You’ll Become Much Stronger
    Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You’ll Become Much Stronger
    Mentally Strong People Don’t Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things
    Mentally Strong People Don’t Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things
    How To Tell Someone You Love Them Subtly Yet Sweetly (100 Ways Provided)
    How To Tell Someone You Love Them Subtly Yet Sweetly (100 Ways Provided)

    Trending in Health

    1 Can’t Sleep? How to Fall Asleep Faster And Sleep Better 2 Healthy Eating Schedule and Habits for Busy People 3 10 Healthy Benefits of Green Tea and the Best Way to Drink It 4 6 Health Benefits Of Probiotics (Backed By Science) 5 7 Benefits of Standing Desk (With the Best Desks Recommendations)

    Read Next

    Advertising
    Advertising

    Explore the Full Life Framework

    Advertising
    Advertising