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10 Reasons Why You Always Feel Hungry (and Tips to Help You Feel Satisfied)

If you always feel hungry — you may feel better knowing that you’re far from alone, and that there are specific reasons you — and many others like you — always feel like your stomach is growling. We’ve rounded up some of the top proven ways you can lessen those hunger pangs and feel satisfied at the same time. Read on for our 10 best tips!   How satiety works Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Before we get into the reasons why you may be feeling hungry all the time, let’s lo
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Ask an R.D.: What are Macronutrients and Why Do They Matter When it Comes to Weight Loss?

Understanding macronutrients There are three types of macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats – and each one provides the body with a certain number of calories per gram. A calorie is a measurement of energy, so when you see a food’s caloric content on a nutrition label, you’re really seeing the total number of macronutrients (or energy) it contains. Let’s break down macronutrients by their caloric content:1 Carbohydrates: 4 calories per gram Proteins:
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The Secret to Your Weight Loss Might be Hidden in Your DNA

What are genes? According to the National Institutes of Health, genes are “the basic physical and functional units of heredity.”1 Made from DNA, genes are passed along from parents to their children and determine specific traits such as eye and hair color. And there’s a lot of them. In fact, it is estimated that humans have between 20,000 to 25,000 genes.1 How are genes and weight connected? Just like genes can influence a person’s eye and hair color, they may also influence how ea
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