Natural Ways to Curb Your Appetite (Part 2)
Two weeks ago, I gave you some great ways to suppress your appetite the natural way. Here are even more ways to control cravings and hunger, so that you can reach your health goals.
The art of eating slow is lost in our busy culture. However, to naturally eat less and to suppress your appetite, eat slower. Be mindful when you eat and just focus on being satisfied with your meal. If you finish one helping, wait 20 minutes before getting more. It takes your brain 20 minutes to register that your stomach is full, so allow your body the proper amount of time.
Foods Full of Water
Eat plenty of food that is water-dense. Foods like cucumbers, watermelon, tomatoes, celery, peaches, and oranges are majority water. They will fill you up and keep you hydrated.
It’s All about Fat
Healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts, and coconut oil will keep you satisfied for longer periods of time, while also boosting your brain and heart health.
Speaking of healthy fats, snacking on 1.5 ounces of almonds can decrease your cravings without increasing your weight.
Before you write off meditation, give it a try. It is a powerful tool for stress management, as well as for weight loss and food cravings. Many times eating is an emotional response. Meditation helps you to get in better touch with your hunger levels. Before you open the fridge, ask yourself why you are wanting food and if you are truly hungry.
Green tea has so many health benefits, including suppressing your appetite naturally. It also helps boost your metabolism and gives you a natural caffeine boost.
Make Eggs Your Breakfast Go-to
Instead of reaching for a bowl of cereal or bagel, eat eggs for breakfast. Eggs are packed with healthy protein and fat, which make for a satisfying meal. Eating eggs rather than carbs for breakfast can keep your blood sugar stabilized throughout the afternoon.
When mixed with water, chia seeds create a gel. This gel can coat our stomachs and leave us fuller longer. They are great in smoothies or on top of salads. You can even make a pudding out of them by soaking them in almond milk.
The strong taste of mint will leave your breath fresh and also keep you from wanting to eat more. Either drink mint tea or brush your teeth after a meal to cash in on this benefit.