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Why some of us are hungry all the time

New research shows that people who experience big dips in blood sugar levels, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds more calories during the day than others.

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A study published in Nature Metabolism, from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional research program in the world that looks at responses to food in real life settings, the research team from King’s College London and health science company ZOE (including scientists from Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Nottingham, Leeds University, and Lund University in Sweden) found why some people struggle to lose weight, even on calorie-controlled diets, and highlight the importance of understanding personal metabolism when it comes to diet and health.

The research team collected detailed data about blood sugar responses and other markers of health from 1,070 people after eating standardized breakfasts and freely chosen meals over a two-week period, adding up to more than 8,000 breakfasts and 70,000 meals in total. The standard breakfasts were based on muffins containing the same amount of calories but varying in composition in terms of carbohydrates, protein, fat and fibre. Participants also carried out a fasting blood sugar response test (oral glucose tolerance test), to measure how well their body processes sugar.

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Laura’s Day 43 – Replacing Negative Thoughts About Hunger with Positive Ones

DAY 43 – Replacing Negative Thoughts About Hunger with Positive Ones

While you’re experimenting and beginning to experience some hunger, notice the thoughts that arise. Are they positive or negative? Do they tempt you to go to the refrigerator or pull into a fast food restaurant? It’s natural to want to alleviate hunger because our conditioning around it has been so overwhelmingly negative.

One of the fastest, easiest ways to release negative ideas is to replace them with positive ones, like we did in the section on self-esteem. Here are some positive thoughts to help you counter the ego’s negative commentary:

o Hunger is good.
o Hunger is normal.
o Hunger is helping me reset my taste buds and metabolism.
o Hunger is easy to tolerate.
o Hunger is healthy.
o Hunger is welcome here.
o Hunger is freeing me.
o Hunger is helping me to see the truth.
o Hunger is helping me to reach a healthy bodyweight.
o Wow! I experienced hunger and I lived!
o The body is designed to get hungry before it eats.

By Laura Katleman-Prue, author of Skinny Thinking

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