Do you ever find yourself streaming Netflix and before you know it, you’ve polished off an entire bag of Doritos and a 2 liter? If so, you might have noticed the pounds creeping up on the scale. You can tell yourself you’re just a “beefy” guy, but the truth is, you’re overweight.
While there are plenty of women who love dating big guys, they don’t love it when those big guys have a hard time getting and keeping an erection. Many studies have revealed that being overweight significantly increases a man’s chance of developing erectile dysfunction (ED). So it goes without saying, if you want to be a beast in the bedroom, then you’ve got to keep your weight in check.
Hunger and Weight Gain
Are you one of those guys who can’t seem to not eat? You just feel hungry all of the time? Even an hour after a big meal you feel like you could eat again? There are some common reasons men experience hunger attacks.
While there can be medical reasons behind your increasing hunger, like a thyroid issue or the side effect of a prescription medication you may be taking (prednisone and anti-depressants are usual suspects), increased hunger usually comes from lifestyle factors.
Lack of Quality Sleep
If you’re like a lot of men, you burn the candle at both ends. Maybe you’re working more than one job or working and taking night classes, or just stressed out of your mind and have difficulty falling asleep. Ghrelin is a hormone that stimulates hunger and the production of ghrelin increase when you are sleep deprived.
Try and calm yourself before bed. Listen to music, meditate, and don’t use electronic devices, which can interrupt your natural sleep cycle.
You’re Drinking Too Much Soda
Sodas, as well as iced teas and all other sweetened beverages, contain TONS of high-fructose corn syrup. These have been scientifically linked to lower levels of satiety, according to a study from Yale University. It seems that fructose blocks the brain’s ability to process signals from another hormone, leptin, that tells us we are full. So this fructose tricks our brain into eating more and more.
Stop drinking these beverages, they really are awful for your health, your waistline, and your erections.
Your Happy Hours are Too Happy
You already know that alcohol is loaded with empty calories. But it turns out that alcohol also tricks your brain into thinking you’re hungry when you’re not. A 2017 study found that alcohol triggers specific brain neurons that cause hunger. Most likely why after a night of heavy beer drinking, you and your buddies just want to hit an all-night diner and chow down.
You’re Not Eating Enough Protein
Are most of your meals carb heavy? Carbs will never fill us up the way protein does. If you add protein to your meals, you’ll find you stay fuller much longer. Plus, your body needs adequate protein to build muscle. And, the more muscle you have on your body, the more calories you burn – even while at rest – and the easier it will be to stay lean.
If you are doing any of these 4 things, STOP so you can get your hunger under control. Your waistline, and your penis, will thank you.
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