Why Am I Always Hungry is This Real Hunger?

by katiem2

Most don’t allow themselves to actually get hungry. This makes most of us forget what it feels like to be hungry. Learn the difference between actual hunger and other stomach pains

Admittedly most of us have forgotten what it truly feels like to be hungry. The abundance of food has created an environment which has caused most of us to eat so often we simply don’t allow enough time to pass to feel the real signs of true hunger.

This is a big problem in the fight against obesity. With many joining the overweight number of society the best thing we can do to leave the club is to understand when we really need to eat. The best way to do this is to know how to tell if what you’re feeling is really hunger or some other stomach pain.

Do You Eat When Not Hungry?

  Display results
This poll is to help us better understand the common problem of over eating.

Why Do I Feel Hungry All The Time

Stomach Pain Not Hunger Pains

Many mistake stomach ulcers, acid re-flux,  gas and rarely cancer for hunger pangs. While there are many conditions making you think you are hunger the location of the pain is a sure way to determine if it is hunger or another condition. 

Note: If you have persistent pain you determine is not hunger you should consult a physician to determine the origin of the problem.

The most commonly mistaken pain is a duodenal ulcer. This type of stomach ulcer is located in the first part of the small intestines and mimics the pain commonly thought to be hunger. Eating calms the pain of a duodenal ulcer, this is a problem as it causes ulcer suffer to eat more therefore gaining unwanted weight. 

Why Am I Always Hungry

Hunger pangs are easy to identify once you understand the origins of real hunger.

Real hunger pains are not felt low in the stomach where most people think them to be. Honest to goodness hunger is felt more in the chest region nearest the upper rib cage. The same place you feel acid indigestion and or acid re-flux is the general area where hunger pangs occur.

The Reasons I am Always Hungry

Are You Really Hungry?

How to Know if You're Really Hungry

The tell-tale signs of hunger differ from other stomach pain.

When you first become hungry you experience distracted thinking, a lack of energy with a slight grumbling in the upper stomach near the rib cage.  

If you become really hungry you will have a mouth watering sensation at the sight, smell or thought of food.  

Once hunger is in full swing you will note a growling in the stomach, a shaky feeling or nervousness with an agitated or grouchy attitude.

Now ask yourself, are you really hungry?


Updated: 04/11/2016, katiem2
Thank you! Would you like to post a comment now?

The Why Am I Always Hungry Discussion

Only logged-in users are allowed to comment. Login
katiem2 on 05/16/2017

DerdriuMarriner, SO true, I think it is only when we have things in our lives that we truly love and enjoy and take our attention captivating us that we forget about food, It is my feeling that hunger or false hunger is a symptom of boredom, in most cases.

katiem2 on 05/16/2017

Veronica, Interesting and your progress is impressive, good on you!

Personally, I only eat when I am hungry. I fast intermittently until I become ravenous, you know how eating requires time and attention, I have little of both when it comes to food. I drink fatty coffee to make body and mind happy till I am starving and must stop, then I have a green shake, nuts and eat a salad with some form of protein for dinner. I am a terrible eater. Hunger is a regular with me. I don't think I could ever eliminate hunger, that would mean I would have to actually eat on a schedule. LOL you have great organizational skills

Veronica on 04/21/2017

My new eating plan dictates that I must not ever be "hungry". Hunger makes us eat foods which are unsuitable in order to get a " quick fix " and so on the rare occasions I eat between meals I eat protein or fruit and veg sticks. NO fat or sugar.

DerdriuMarriner on 04/21/2017

katiem2, Thank you for the descriptions, particularly about mistaken and real pains, and for the product line, particularly about acid reflux.
Drinking and eating are such social activities that it's difficult to know when one has room that can be filled -- although probably shouldn't unless in good health and on a good diet and exercise plan -- as opposed to room that shouldn't be filled, since people drink and eat so fast that the stomach fills up before the drinker/eater knows it.

katiem2 on 02/03/2013

Betty, I know all to well what you're talking about I too follow the 15/6 rule, it is a lot to eat for me but I do try to remember to eat as much through the week and I too relax over the weekend eating what ever I do or do not want. It is a plan that works brilliantly indeed. :)K

Betty on 02/03/2013

I'm someone who eats by the 15/6 rule all through the week. Anytime I eat anything high in scale during the weekend it makes me feel sick. It's amazing how much you note a difference in such changes when you practice a healthy eating plan the majority of the time..

katiem2 on 01/15/2013

2uesday, Good plan :)

katiem2 on 01/15/2013

vri, Well said :)

katiem2 on 01/14/2013

Tiggered, Thanks for the vote of confidence. :)K

Tiggered on 01/14/2013

O tempora o mores, that such a page is actually needed...

You might also like

How to Get Rid of Flabby Arms

Learn how to rid of flabby arms, arm giggle, under arm flab and that unsightl...

How Can I Shrink My Stomach

The chronicles of a girl who has cracked the dieting code shrinking her stoma...

Don't get fat this Christmas

Having lost weight, I am a little anxious about the approaching season and ha...

Disclosure: This page generates income for authors based on affiliate relationships with our partners, including Amazon, Google and others.
Loading ...