As we all know; breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sometimes, eating a healthy breakfast may feel like a challenge. In some cases, lack of hunger in the morning could be a sign of a serious issue but it’s most likely perfectly normal and no cause for concern. Here are some possible reasons why you don’t feel hungry in the morning
Why don’t you feel hungry in the morning?
Characterized by nausea and vomiting, Morning sickness is a common issue associated with decreased appetite in the morning. Although morning sickness can affect you at any time of day, it normally affects around 80% of people during pregnancy. To improve your appetite in the morning, get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated, keep your home well ventilated, and avoid scents that trigger nausea.
You ate dinner late
Eating large dinner or eating snacks very late can be one of the main reasons why you may not feel hungry in the morning. According to research conducted by Healthline, “Protein, in particular, can also significantly alter the levels of hormones that regulate your hunger and appetite”. “Eating foods that contain high fate late at night, may alter levels of certain hormones associated with appetite and feelings of fullness, leading to decreased hunger”.
Your hormone levels changed overnight
As stated in the second paragraph, hormone levels regulate your hunger and appetite. Epinephrine, popularly known as adrenaline tends to be higher in the morning. Research has it that, “… adrenaline reduces appetite by slowing the rate at which your stomach empties and increasing the breakdown of carbohydrates stored in your liver and muscles to fuel your body”
Feeling under the weather often causes a decrease in appetite and hunger levels. In particular, respiratory infections such as the common cold, the flu, and pneumonia are known to make you feel less hungry. In some cases, these infections also limit your senses of taste and smell, which may reduce your appetite.
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