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What should I do if I am hungry all the time?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The reason some people eat is because their satiety centers (the place in the
brain that lets you know whether you’re hungry or not) are begging for attention. But sometimes, those appetite centers want things to quench your thirst, not to fill the stomach. Thirst could be caused by hormones in the gut, or it could be a chemical response to eating; eating food increases the thickness of your blood, and your body senses the need to dilute it. A great way to counteract hunger is by drinking--but not the stuff that contains unnecessary, empty calories, like sugared soft drinks. Your thirst center doesn’t care whether it’s getting zero-calorie water or a mega-calorie frappuccino. When you feel hungry, drink a glass or two of water first, to see if that’s really what your body wants.
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