Years ago, I discovered that when I feel cravings for food come over me it was really my body dehydrating and was sending me mixed signals. I went looking for an article that can help explain the process and found one on www.livestrong.com
“Thirst Occurs when your body needs water. When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals of hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake. Sometimes you eat food out of boredom. Keeping track of what you drink and eat will help stop overeating. It will also clue in to how much you drink a day, and what your liquid needs are.”
“Dehydration symptoms include constipation, thirst, dry skin, a sluggish feeling, dizziness, dry eyes and decreased urine output. Drinking eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day will help prevent dehydration. If you have these symptoms, seek medical help. Symptoms of diabetes include dehydration.”
“If you do not get enough to drink on a daily basis, you will feel tired. You will feel hungry because your body thinks it needs food for energy. This sense of feeling tired relates to your body not taking in enough fluids, which help your body function better. Your body’s organs need water just as a car’s engine needs fuel to run efficiently.”
Seek Medical/Nutritionist advice
I am not a nutritionist, I am sharing information that I think helps me feel better. When something feels off in my body, I try to listen and seek advice on how to overcome it. Always seek medical advice when you experience changes in your health.