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7 Ways To Increase Appetite And Eat Well

7 Ways To Increase Appetite And Eat Well

A healthy body is one that is neither over nor under nourished. Reduced appetite can cause just as much harm as increased food intake can be. If you find your appetite going out of the window and this makes you worry, here are a few things you can try to get it back on track:

  • Smaller meals: larger meals keep body full for longer since they take more time to digest. This can mean loss of inclination to eat at next meal time. As such, break your meals into smaller portions taken at shorter intervals. This way, you would neither be pushing your body to eat too much nor keeping it under nourished by not eating enough. 
  • Exercise: this is not rocket science that squeezing in a little workout in your routine will boost your body’s energy requirement, making you feel hungry. You can start with mild forms such as walking or light jogging, yoga or any other fun physical activity. Even taking your dog out for walk or dancing around the house can do the trick for you.
  • Never skip breakfast: a golden rule that all nutritionists would swear by is to never skip breakfast. This first meal of the day not only fills your body with energy for rest of the day, it also helps keep your metabolism at a healthy level. This means quick digestion of food eaten which would mean you would feel hungry again.
  • Don’t eat alone: researches have indicated that people tend to eat lesser when eating alone. That is why weight watchers are advised to restrain from eating in large groups. Similarly, if you find yourself shying from food, try eating with friends and family. You are likely to enjoy the meal and eat a full portion amidst all the banter and laughter.
  • Nutrient supplementation: under proper medical guidance, you can also try taking nutrients such as zinc and multivitamins as deficiency of these nutrients can affect appetite.
  • Analyze your mental health: loss of appetite can be sign of underlying mental problem. If you find your aversion to food persistent, perhaps it’s time to analyze if you are okay with everything in your life. Talk to a loved one to figure out what is wrong and where.
  • Reduce fiber intake: dietary change of reduced fiber intake can help increase your appetite as fiber contributes to satiety and fullness that lasts longer.

Eating too little can harm your body in the long run. So if your appetite doesn’t revive, it’s time to get some help.