Do you always feel hungry after you eat? This might be why.
When people start to diet or eat healthy they believe this new change means eating very little food or choosing a low calorie “healthy” version of your normal meals. Many people eat more than their recommended daily allowance, but having an extreme calorific deficit or starving yourself is not the solution. For example, if you eat an apple for breakfast and a vegetable salad with no meat for lunch and then have a little pasta with sauce and broccoli for dinner, you are not consuming enough calories.
Starving yourself is not a good way to lose weight as it will slow your metabolism, making your body go into hibernation mode which will make it even more difficult for you to lose or maintain your weight.
Another reason for not being satisfied with your healthy meals is not adding enough protein. Protein can be added to meals through meat and nuts etc. So not eating enough will definitely contribute to feeling hungry straight after a meal. Protein is the best nutrient to help you feel full; each of your meals should have a minimum of 20 – 30g of protein, which equals either 2 eggs with 2 pieces of cheese, 2 chicken breasts or beef/pork that fills at least 1/4 of your plate at dinner.
Don’t forget to add the all-important fibre, for something we can’t even digest to be so good for us!