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what would cause someone to have increased appetite that causes me to constantly crave food? i was dieting and losing weight slowly but consistently. then i started this food craving and i could almost eat constantly. i have never been like this before.

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Dr. Daniel Weiss
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not : Not sure. Many factor affect appetite. Inadequate sleep can increase appetite. I wonder if you are losing weight with this increased appetite. Try increasing the protein in your diet and eat the protein first in the meal. That cuts appetite by increasing the substance that increase satiety, satisfaction. Also increasing exercise (aerobic) may reduce your appetite. Good luck. See the link below for additional thoughts.
Dr. Shannon Heitritter
Endocrinology 21 years experience
How : How frustrating! you may want to ask your doctor to check your fasting sugar and Insulin levels (to rule out diabetes or Insulin resistance), your thyroid levels, and to perform a 24 hour urine collection to measure your cortisol level.

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