Depending on the time of your previous meal, you have likely been “fasting” for 8 to 14 hours by the time you awaken.
Do you feel hungry as soon as you wake up, or can you go for several hours without eating? It turns out that your early hunger might reveal a great deal about your metabolism and your health. According to nutritionists, it is cause for celebration to have an appetite in the morning.
How does the human body work?
Your metabolism, or resting metabolic rate, is the number of calories you burn when you’re not doing anything (think sitting, lying, sleeping). These calories are used to do things that are necessary for life, like breathing, blood circulation, and getting oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.
Up to 70% of the calories, you burn every day come from your metabolism. The more calories you burn, the faster your metabolism is. This means you might be able to eat more calories than someone your height and still keep your weight in check. And if you’re on a diet, this means you might be able to eat more calories to help you lose weight, which will make you happier and less hungry. So it makes sense that people want a “fast” metabolism.
Why are you asking why? “After your last meal (at night), your body breaks down the food you ate, and your liver stores a form of glucose called glycogen that can persist for up to 6 to 8 hours,” she stated.
Depending on the time of your previous meal, you have likely been “fasting” for 8 to 14 hours by the time you awaken. Consequently, you will feel hungry upon awakening the following day.
If you’re “running away from a lion,” why would your body put your metabolism, digestion, menstrual/ovulatory cycle, fertility, and immune system first?
[Remember that symptoms are ways your body tries to tell you something.]
From a biological point of view, and especially for women of childbearing age, you should eat in sync with your circadian rhythm.
Here are some tips to help:
- Circadian rhythm alignment
- Avoid blue light after sunset
- After getting up, natural sunlight
Getting your feet on the ground:
- Deep breathing, box breathing, and 4-7-8 breathing are all ways to breathe.
- Make sure you get enough minerals from the food you eat.
- Think about how well you sleep.
The specialist said that if you do not feel hungry after so many hours, it is likely that your body has activated its emergency processes to manufacture fuel. They stated that a lack of appetite in the morning may indicate that your adrenal glands (cortisol, adrenaline, etc.) are helping you operate.
According to the dietitian, indications of a sluggish metabolism include “belly obesity, hormone problems, blood sugar imbalances, digestive dysfunction, getting sick, being grumpy, having little energy, being constantly cold, poor sleep, waking up at 2 a.m., bloating, constipation, low libido, etc.”
To avoid jeopardizing your health, Kapoor recommended the following measures.
- Evaluate the quality and timing of your most recent meal.” This is really bio-individual, so you may need to adjust it gradually.”
- Consume a light lunch within 30 to 60 minutes of waking up. –
- It can even be in liquid form if that is more convenient, particularly if you have digestive issues.
- Try gently consuming both protein and fat. She suggested beginning by adding collagen to your drinks.
Avoid consuming coffee on an empty stomach.
Ways to speed up your metabolism
- Train often with weights
- Choose exercises that are hard.
- Get Plenty of Protein
- Don’t diet all year long.