Why Am I Soo Hungry?
Most truckers are known to be binge eaters. While it sure is true, it is usually something that they can help. Long hours of driving a heavy-duty vehicle can make you feel famished. However, if you are trying to keep your diet in check, you might wonder ‘why am I so hungry all the time?’
Well, here’s the main reason why commercial truck drivers tend to eat more:
The Dopamine Effect
Dopamine is a naturally found chemical in the human body. It is responsible for controlling your emotional responses, and is released when you engage in certain activities that give you pleasure.
If you grab a snack or indulge in a hearty meal whenever you feel like it, you train your brain to associate eating with pleasure. This triggers the release of dopamine which in turn makes you feel even more satisfied and happier. As a result, you eat more and ultimately become addicted to food.
Yes, food addiction is a real thing!
The most common foods that can cause addictive-like eating include:
Beware the Withdrawal Effect
If you manage to stop consuming addictive food items, you might experience what is known as ‘food withdrawal.’
When going through a food withdrawal, you are likely to experience the following symptoms:
- Excessive fatigue
- Frequent headaches
- Feeling sad or angry for no apparent reason
In extreme cases, you might also experience tremors and feel disoriented as your sense of balance is affected.
These after-effects of quitting can last anywhere from days to weeks, or even months.
However, eating excessive food or giving up the habit shouldn’t lead to unwanted effects. If you want to start eating healthier and get the best results, grab a copy of Health Guide For Commercial Drivers by Blak Rhyno.
The book presents easy to follow yet highly effective eating tips for truckers that will come in handy when you need to fuel yourself on the road.