10 Surprising Reasons behind Increase in Appetite

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 10, 2014

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There are many things that make you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires. Take a look at the weird things that increase your appetite.
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    Thing that make you Feel Hungry Constantly

    Right appetite is extremely important to maintain a healthy weight and stay well. There are many things that make you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires. Take a look at the weird things that increase your appetite. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Air Conditioning

    If you see your hunger shoot up in the summer months when you spend most time indoors, the reason behind it could be the air-conditioner. We tend to eat more in cold temperatures as our bodies are trying to keep warm. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Exercise Routine Changes

    Fitness experts suggest varying up your fitness regimen from time to time. Changing your exercise routine keeps things fresh and makes you stay motivated but can could also increase your appetite. This happens because your body is acclimating to a new normal and that can impact your appetite. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Wine

    According to a study published in the "Journal of Clinical Oncology", drinking a glass of wine before a meal stimulates appetite. If you have being struggling with appetite issues, ask your doctor whether this is a suitable option for you. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Eating Patterns

    Often doctors recommend changing diet patterns when you report lack of hunger to him. If you’ve made a change in the way you eat, for example - omelette for dinner or veggie soup for breakfast, your hunger may be shooting up for this very reason. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Flavours

    Sometimes increased use of flavours (such as cooking in extra virgin olive oil, spices, herbs or flavoured vinegars) can boost your hunger and make you eat more. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    PMS

    Food craving is one of the common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). During their menstruation cycle, woman may feel hungry constantly. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Supplements

    Supplements can affect one's appetite. One of the complications of the supplements intake is excessive hunger. If you start popping supplements, be sure to monitor your hunger levels. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Stress

    Persistent stress is one of the triggers for excessive hunger. In stress, the adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol, one of the hormones associated with appetite increase. Persistent stress can make cortisol to stay elevated and cause excessive hunger. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Medical Conditions

    Excessive hunger might also be tell-tale sign of an underlying medical condition. The health conditions associated with hunger are bipolar disorder, bulimia, worm infestations, hypoglycaemia, diabetes and hyperthyroidism. Some genetic disorders and chromosomal abnormalities are precursors to excessive hunger.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Medications

    If you are on meds, there could be an increase in appetite. Certain prescriptions, particularly anti-depressants increase your appetite. If you are getting hungry more, ask your doctor about all of the side effects of your medications so you know exactly what you're working with. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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