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Stay active.

Sometimes a little activity can help stimulate your appetite. Light-intensity physical activity may increase the production of a hormone known as ghrelin, which is responsible for appetite and may increase food intake. Even 30 minutes of light activity has been shown to increase ghrelin production and food intake. If 30 minutes seems overwhelming, try several shorter activity sessions throughout the day.

So, what qualifies as a light activity? Basically anything that gets you moving but isn’t overly taxing. Some examples include taking a casual walk around the neighborhood, yoga, light gardening (like raking or weeding), low-intensity housework, resistance training, treading water in a pool, or leisurely swimming.

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