Feeling hungry? You should eat. But what if the foods you’re eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? It’s a more common conundrum than you might think.
“Hunger is a result of many complex interactions that occur in the stomach, intestines, brain, pancreas, and bloodstream,” said weight-loss specialist and board-certified internist Dr. Sue Decotiis. Problem is, it’s a circuit that’s easily hijacked. Here are 11 foods that can make you feel like you’re running on empty—even when your stomach is stuffed.