Why are you always hungry?


If you often find yourself wanting to eat more and never feeling full or satisfied then you might be in a negative dietary displacement....

(This is in regard to physiological hunger and not 'head hunger')



What is negative dietary displacement?


Have you ever known someone who skips out on a salad with greens, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, beans and just generally healthy nutritious foods in order to budget their calories for the scone and Frappuccino at Starbucks later that evening?

Welcome to the land of negative dietary displacement. It’s when someone skips out on healthy foods and displaces them with non-nutritious foods.

But who cares when your calories are balanced... right?

Unfortunately it doesn't work like that, here are a few things that negative dietary displacement usually leads too......


  • Rebound overeating
  • Lack of satiety
  • Deficiency of nutrient intake
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low energy levels
  • Increased body fat


So basically you end up feeling rubbish, not looking your best and on top of that still hungry!


Positive Dietary Displacement

On the other hand we have a positive dietary displacement. Have you ever known someone to skip the chocolate brownie after their meal or just have a bit?

This is generally because they are satisfied from whole nutritious foods that they have consumed which has lead to them being more satisfied.

This is positive dietary displacement: when someone eats enough nutritious food each day, leaving little or no room for the non-nutritious foods.

When people eat this way, it generally leads to:


  • Consuming the right amount of food for your energy needs
  • Satiation after meals
  • A good nutrient intake
  • Lean muscle development
  • High energy levels
  • Lower levels of body fat
  • Reduced hunger


Unlike the negative dietary displacement, you feel good, you look good, and your stomach is happy. Sign me up!

Why Is Dietary Displacement So Important?

When individuals are trying to eat healthier, they tend to focus their efforts on what they should be cutting out and restricting.

But what does that really accomplish? Shouldn’t they worry about how in the heck they’re going to eat enough healthy food over the next 24 hours? That’s usually difficult enough.

If we add in enough healthy foods, we won’t have much room left for unhealthy foods. We can use this to our advantage.

What You Should Know About Dietary Displacement

A rigorous calorie tally can backfire in more ways than one.

Most people generally know that eating too much each day will cause body fat gains and health problems.

When people get too wrapped up in the numbers, they feel like they must save up for the tasty, over-stimulating edible food-like substances. And this is where most dietary displacement originates from.


Point To Take Away

Are you eating 90 percent nutritious, unprocessed food and 10 percent treats — or vice versa? Are you displacing healthy foods with unhealthy alternatives?

How’s that working for you?

If we focus on first eating the nutritious foods that our bodies need to feel energized, fight disease, be lean and be healthy, followed by simply enjoying a treat here and there, we’d be much better off.

However, many people don’t eat any of the nutritious stuff. They go right for the treat foods.

If we skip breakfast, get really hungry, and then pick up sugary treats, crisps and fizzy drinks at the petrol station then we will have an over-weight, sick, tired body to show for it. However, if we first ate real, nutritious food and then enjoyed a treat, we’d be able to regulate our appetite and make smart decisions.

It’s time to start displacing the poorer food selections from your menu with better ones — instead of the opposite. Eat enough nutritious stuff first. And if you desire a less-than-nutritious food option, have the nutritious one beforehand, and then see how you feel.



The world of nutrition can be a confusing one sometimes but it doesn't have to be....

Get in contact with me if you have any questions regarding your diet, training or lifestyle and we can get on the phone for a free consultation.


Email - brynjenkinspt@outlook.com

Number - 07867 540631


Thanks for reading,

Bryn Jenkins