When you are trying very hard to lose weight, there is nothing worse than frequent hunger pangs. In such situation, your hand automatically grabs the packet of chips, chocolates, and other unhealthy snacks!
These snacks are enough for ruining your workout efforts and weeks of starvation. It’s not you, it’s the ghrelin hormone that is produced by your body to tempt you to eat more and more. By consuming such unhealthy foods and drinking high-calorie beverages, you can never achieve the desired fitness level. Now, what you can do to curb hunger to follow a healthy diet.
When you eat smartly, you can suppress your hunger for snacks and chocolates. The right diet plan can make you feel energetic all around the day and you will not be lured towards anything that is not part of your diet plan.
Along with a diet plan, your lifestyle can also contribute in suppressing your hunger.
Just make healthy changes in your lifestyle and your eating style. You can win over your hunger. Take a sneak peek over it.
Tip 1#: Wake Up Early
Try to wake up early morning. After that do not consume anything (not even water) until you brush your teeth. Now, after brushing, drink plenty of water.
Water can give you feeling like your stomach is full and you will not feel for eating heavy food or something in the morning itself.
Tip 2# Kick Start Your Day
Now, you can read a newspaper or check your mailbox. After this break, you should think about taking herbal tea or black coffee.
Whatever you drink, remember one thing that it should be made up of water, not milk. Herbal tea and black coffee can give a kick start to your morning.
Tip 3# Include Morning Walk In Your Routine
As you are on the weight loss goal, it is time for exercise. You have some exercise routine, right?
Well, if not (means you have an evening gym routine or something else) then you should go for a morning walk. The morning walk will make you feel active and fresh throughout the day.
Tip 4# Don’t Miss Breakfast
It is breakfast time now. You want to curb hunger; it doesn’t mean that you need to skip your breakfast.
Instead, breakfast is the most important meal of the day; you should never skip breakfast and also suggest others for not to skip breakfast.
Yes, you are not eating any random food that will make you feel hungry again. You are starting your day with oatmeal.
Oats are high fiber food that digests slowly. It means you will not feel hungry quickly. Thus, this smart breakfast has suppressed your hunger.
Tip 5# Eat High Protein Food along with Oatmeal
Yes, everyday oatmeal can be boring and maybe torture for you. If you are not comfortable with oatmeal, you can take lean proteins in breakfast.
Lean protein is also healthy food and requires some time to get fully digested. You can opt for eggs, lean meat, yogurt, etc. You can use this food and make oatmeal delicious.
Tip 6# Drink Lots of Water
To curb hunger, you need to feel full all the time. Otherwise, your body will generate hormone, and you will get attracted towards snacks again.
For this purpose, keep drinking water all around day. Water will not only keep your body hydrated but also make you feel less hungry.
In fact, if you drink water before a meal, you will not eat more. It will support your weight loss program.
Tip 7# Include Grapefruit
You can include grapefruit in your diet. Grapefruit is very good for people who are trying hard to lose weight, and it can lower your insulin after meals.
The specialty of this fruit is that it can keep hunger at bay. It means you can eat, support your weight loss as well as suppress your hunger.
This fruit will not arouse your hunger between breakfast and lunch time.
Many nutrition experts recommend grapefruit to people who are willing to lose weight. So, grapefruit is a total win-win deal for you. Grab a grapefruit today.
Tip 8# Don’t Miss Meal
In your appetite suppressing program, you are not going to skip three essential mealtimes that are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
All you need to do is to curb the hunger for the snacks. Thus, you need to concentrate on that. You have to eat all your meals.
Tip 9# Make Your Lunch Healthy
In your lunch, you should mainly consider high fiber fruits and vegetables. Along with fiber, natural fruits and veggies are a source of water.
When you consume them, they will make you feel full for a long time. Your diet should include, an adequate amount of protein and fat too.
You are on weight loss program; it doesn’t mean that you need to skip fat totally. Fat is an essential part of the diet, and you should consume it.
Tip 10# Include Varieties
Your food choices should be according to nutrition content of the food, not taste. You can include apple in your diet as apple is high in fiber.
When it comes to vegetables, all vegetables are healthy. Still, you can try green leafy vegetables like spinach, collards, kale, mustard greens, chard, etc. If you are looking for extreme hunger suppressing food, then you should consider eating potatoes.
By eating boiled, grilled and baked potatoes you can curb our hunger. Yes, you have to avoid fried potatoes. Fried potatoes are not a part of you hunger suppressing diet plan.
Tip 11# Eat Nuts
You can put your hunger to end by consuming nuts. Nuts are very good for health, and they can probably divert your hunger from unhealthy snacks.
Researches show that people who eat nuts especially almonds feel less hunger as compared to people who do not eat nuts.
Nuts are indeed a fantastic combination of protein, fiber, and unsaturated fat. Their consumption can make you feel less hungry.
Tip 12# Include Flaxseeds
You can also include raw flaxseeds in your diet plan. These seeds are proving to be effective in suppressing the hunger.
It is not easy to consume them raw, so you can sprinkle them on yogurt, salads, vegetables, etc.
These seeds are an excellent source of fiber which can make you feel full and eventually suppress your hunger.
Tip 13# Eat Fat
The consumption of good fat like oleic acid can curb your hunger.
You can obtain oleic acid from a variety of foods like avocado, nuts, peanut butter, olive oil, etc. This fat sends a signal to your brain to suppress your hunger.
Tip 14# Include Antioxidants Rich Chocolate
If you are a chocolate lover, and it is the chocolate that is ruining your diet plan, then you can replace your high-calorie chocolate with dark chocolate.
Dark chocolates are found effective in suppressing the hunger. Unlike milk chocolate and candies that tempt you to eat more and more, dark chocolate signals you to stop!
Dark Chocolate will not taste good as other chocolate, but it gives pleasant taste that will curb your craving. Yes! But before purchasing dark chocolate, do check its label for cacao content.
Tip 15# Eat Spices
Eating spicy food is yet another trick for curbing hunger. Spicy food look, feel, smell and taste beyond awesome, but you cannot consume such food beyond a certain limit.
Different spices have some natural qualities for making you eat less. You can add spices to your regular foods like soups, vegetables, smoothies, omelets and even juices.
It will not just make them tastier but also make you consume less as compared to what you usually eat. Spices that you can add are cayenne pepper, black pepper, etc.
Instead of using various sauces that contain a lot of sugar, you can sprinkle spices to add taste to your food. Spices also help in good digestion of the food.
Tip 16# Drink Healthy Beverages
By drinking healthy beverages, you can curb your hunger. Healthy beverages can also keep you away from unhealthy beverages and alcoholic drinks.
This beverage is even capable of suppressing your snacks time hunger. Whenever you feel hungry, you can drink healthy drinks like green tea, black coffee, vegetable juice, fruit juice, etc.
These healthy drinking habits can bring a healthy change in your life. You will feel more active and fresh then what you felt earlier.
Tip 17# Include Protein
Include protein rich foods like meat, egg, chicken, You should also eat nuts, grain, and cereals to get enough protein.
As protein will help you to burn more calories also, it will also curb your hunger for a longer time.
Tip 18# Eat Fiber
Don’t forget to get enough fiber. Fiber is also a great way you can curb your hunger. You can get it from vegetables, nuts, whole fruits and grains.
Tip 19# Eat 5-6 time small serving
One mistake we usually do is, we eat a larger portion of food at once which is responsible overeating. But best way to prevent it by eating smaller but multiple times i.e. 5-6 meals
These are few tips that can help you in suppressing hunger. You can try out one or all of these ways mentioned above to suppress your hunger.
Remember one thing, that suppressing hunger is not the only solution of losing weight. If you feel incapable of suppressing your hunger, then do not lose hope, because you can still lose weight! Just maximize your workout efforts.
You need to utilize food you eat and for this purpose you need to convert food into energy, and this can be possible with physical activities.
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