HOW TO: Control Your Hunger and Appetite
As we have talked about hunger and appetite, I decided to put up an article on how to control your hunger and cravings for food. This may help you to be fit and healthy at the same time. Diet plans are now everywhere in the internet, but the major question is actually how to perfectly follow your diet plans! Am i right? It is now very easy to find diet plans as it is readily available in the internet, you just google what fits your lifestyle and voila! But, as we strive hard to follow these, we tend to suppress what we used to eat and thus, we cheat and sometimes we became depressed on the results of our diet and we end up getting more fat.
This blog will help you get through with your hunger and cravings and thus will shift you to a more healthier lifestyle.
TIP NO. 1
Eat slowly. Yes! eating slowly can make you feel full easily, recent study shows that hunger of a human being lasts only for about 30-45mins upon eating and a good example is eating while chatting with a friend. Therefore, you can trick your mind by doing this. You eat at the right time without taking up too much calories.
TIP NO. 2
Avoid soda and fruit juices. Drinking one of these will surely give a spike on your insulin levels and will make you feel hungry.
TIP NO. 3
Eat fiber-rich foods. Foods that are high in fiber will definitely expand your stomach and make you feel full. Oatmeal is a good breakfast meal that will give you a boost in energy and a real fiber-rich goodie.
TIP NO. 4
Take some healthy fats. Olive oils, Fish, and nuts are examples of healthy fats that will help in satiating you. Satiety is the state or condition of you being full.
TIP NO. 5
Choose low to zero calorie snacks. Eating such foods will keep you full without taking up too much fat within the day. Chewing something is also a good brain trick to avoid you from your cravings. Fruits and air popped popcorns are good snacks.
TIP NO. 6
Exercise. If you have the time, do at least some cardio (e.g jogging) in the morning as this will increase your metabolism and will burn excess fats. Recent study shows that aerobic exercises can suppress appetite.
TIP NO. 7
Take protein at major meals. This will maintain your body and will help building strong muscles. Food that are rich in protein can easily make you full.
TIP NO. 8
Chew gums that are sugar-less. As we have said earlier, chewing is a good way to cheat your brain. It will satisfy your instinct for chewing and thus, your brain will tell you that you are already full. This is also known as diversion.
TIP NO. 9
Eat 5-6 small meals per day. Eating in small meals will keep your body in anabolic state and will surely keep you satisfied throughout the day.
TIP NO. 10
DRINK WATER. Water, the universal solvent! yes! with just 2-3 glasses of water, it can make your stomach full and will surely control your appetite for food. It also cleanses toxins inside your body for a more radiant skin and healthier you!
- When Appetite Overpowers Hunger (heavydutyphils.wordpress.com)