Why would I still be hungry even after eating?

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asked Jul 30, 2018 in Other- Health by Mekonen98 (310 points)
Why would I still be hungry even after eating?

I eat a lot during the day so I shouldn't feel hungry but even after eating more than 6 meals per day and snacking throughout the day I still feel hungry and it seems like my stomach is never full?

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answered Aug 7, 2018 by Shelde (12,210 points)
Being hungry even after eating is sometimes normal if it doesn't happen all the time.

However if it's happening all the time and you still feel hungry after eating then you could have resistance to Leptin.

Leptin is a hormone produced by body fat which controls whether you're full or not after eating.

The body is supposed to secrete Leptin when your stomach is full and you've eaten enough and then sends a signal to your brain telling your brain that your stomach is full.

When you have a resistance to Leptin then your brain doesn't get told that your stomach is full and as a result you feel hungry even after eating.

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