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A 18-year-old member asked:

Why do i feel so hungry again after i already ate alot. like 5min later im starving again ?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Hard To Say: One reason people occasionally have this feeling is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day and see if that helps.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Try more protein: One reason people occasionally have this feeling is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day. It also may depend on what kind of food you eat. Foods high in sugar and starch are digested quickly and can make your blood sugar level drop, which makes you feel very hungry. Eat foods higher in protein and whole grains; they stay with you longer and are healthier.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Still hungry: Some medications do not allow you to be satisfied, some dietary supplements or sweeteners, and some conditions effecting the hypothalamus in the brain. Eating a lot of sugar for some people will not help with satiety, but lead to more hunger. Damage of the stomach lining, gastritis, may be interpreted by your brain that you are still hungry. See you physician for this problem and testing.
Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 years experience
Is it true hunger: Sometimes what people perceive as hunger is really thirst or a craving or a sensation that the stomach is empty. Eating foods that are high in fiber will help keep you fuller longer. It also helps to drink lots of water.
Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Try more protein: One reason people occasionally have this feeling is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water each day. It also may depend on what kind of food you eat. Foods high in sugar and starch are digested quickly and can make your blood sugar level drop, which makes you feel very hungry. Eat foods higher in protein and whole grains; they stay with you longer and are healthier.
Last updated Dec 29, 2016

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