In a study, when people switched to
a diet full of he
althy foods, they experienced hunger far less often and found their hunger much easier to tolerate.
Just imagine what a leg up that would be to dieting if you never experienced hunger pangs!
Researchers think that when people don’t eat enough nutritious foods, it causes a sort of “food withdrawal” phenomenon in the body, characterized by
inflammation and the release of toxic metabolic waste products.
The result of all this
? A more painful kind of hunger that can only be relieved by eating again.
(Do you eat when
you feel bored, lonely, or sad
? Get insights into emotional eating and stopping it.)