7 Secret Reasons You're Still Hungry
You're eating well (or so you think), so why you are you still fantasizing about food?
The veggies in your cupboard?
What makes you hungry:
Vegetables are a weight-conscious person's best friend...unless they come from a can or package containing the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA)
, which some scientists consider an obesogen
—a newly categorized class of industrial compounds that may alter metabolic processes
and predispose some people to gain weight
. The exact mechanism of why BPA may make us fatter is still up for debate, but one theory is that because BPA can be treated by the body as a hormone, it can interfere with natural chemicals (like leptin) that regulate hunger and satiety.
What to do:
If fresh vegetables aren't easily available (or aren't easy, period), use the frozen variety in BPA-free packaging