If you just completed a three-course meal and find yourself looking through the fridge for more food, it might be caused by something more critical than having a case of the munchies.
Although it isn’t always a cause for concern, experiencing constant food cravings can indicate an overactive thyroid.
In today’s article, the Chiropractors at AICA Tucker will offer a few recommendations around particular warning signs you should be aware of, as well as how you can receive appropriate treatment if you do have a thyroid condition.
The Signs of an Overactive Thyroid
Feeling hungry all the time is pretty normal if you live an active lifestyle, exercise on a regular basis, if you’re pregnant and sometimes if you’re having PMS.
Typically, though, if it seems that your body is constantly telling you that you’re hungry, it might actually be trying to signify something that’s more concerning.
The most common things that stimulate the hunger hormone called ghrelin are:
- Not drinking enough water
- Not receiving enough rest each night
- Consuming foods that contain starchy carbs
- Living with chronic stress
- Consuming significant amounts of alcohol
- Not consuming enough protein
- Not consuming enough healthy fats
The fortunate news is that all of these catalysts can be addressed with a bit of focus on personal diet and lifestyle choices.
How To Prevent Overactive Eating
- Drink a glass of water every morning when you wake up, and make sure to drink at least eight cups a day
- Focus on getting enough rest each night; this will significantly limit the confusion and brain fog that can take place and result in poor eating habits
- Try not to consume more than two alcoholic beverages each day
- Try to substitute unhealthy food items like donuts and chips with avocado or greek yogurt
- Lower personal stress by organizing your outfit and lunch each night before work, and listen to soothing music on your morning drive
When To Schedule A Tucker Chiropractic Examination
Living in a constant state of hunger could be a symptom of a critical health condition and shouldn’t be ignored.
Certain prescription drugs create excessive food cravings, as do some conditions and disorders.
If you have type II diabetes, an overactive thyroid, bipolar disorder or some genetic condition, it is likely to result in feelings of hunger, as well.
If this lasts for more than a few days, it is highly recommended to call a Tucker Chiropractor.
By adjusting some of your habits with healthy options dedicated to personal diet and lifestyle, it’ll be easier to locate the source of your excessive hunger triggers.
You can learn more about your options for treating an overactive thyroid by calling us at 404-592-1186.