Does it seem like you’re always hungry? Then think carefully about what you are snacking, but also what you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Indeed, there are many foods that can actually make you hungry after you eat it.
Are you hungry again at 10 am, while you had breakfast just before that? And how is it possible that your stomach rattles on the way home, while you have recently eaten a snackie? Well, that can partly be explained by the way some foods can affect your blood sugar levels.
Foods and blood sugar
For example, simple carbohydrates digest quickly, causing your blood sugar level to solidify and fall again. That is the reason that you get tired faster and you also feel hungry again soon. When these simple carbohydrates are accompanied by fibers, proteins or fats, digestion would be delayed. Take these 5 foods, for example: betting that you will feel hungry shortly after eating them?
1. Muesli bars
Granola bars are ideal as a quick snack, handy for the busy women among us. And although the bar is known as a healthy snack, they are often packed with sugar. In addition, a muesli bar also contains few proteins to give you a full feeling, which means you are still hungry after eating a bar. So don’t see a muesli bar as a meal replacement. Making your own bars could be a good option, then you naturally have more control over the ingredients.
Smoothies (and other juices) can be nice and fresh and full of vitamins, but also with fruit sugars. Moreover, they contain few proteins. The effect? After drinking a juice or smoothie you can experience a quick boost, but afterwards your body longs for more fruit sugars.
3. Low-fat yogurt
A healthy snack? Chances are you think of low-fat yogurt. However, it depends on which yogurt you take. For example, low-fat yogurt may not be the best choice, although you might think so. Due to the lack of fats you are stimulated to eat more.
4. Powder soup
Four hours of Cup a Soup, always tasty if you fancy a snackie, but it contains a lot of salt and flavorings. You feel you can still take half a working day, but your body is going to ask for more.
An apple can be just as tasty, and although it is healthy, the feeling of hunger will not go away. Apples contain a lot of substances (for example pectin and citric acid) that actually stimulate your appetite.