Do you often find yourself snacking mindlessly? Are you always hungry? If you feel that losing weight is impossible because you just have such a large appetite, then you might want to consider these natural Appetite Suppressants.
Of course, first and foremost, you should make sure you are getting enough nutrient rich food in your diet. If you’re just eating empty calories, then you are always going to be hungry. Your body will be craving nutrients and will keep you feeling hungry until you get the required nutrients.
Also, make sure you are well hydrated. A lot of the times that we think we are hungry, it turns out that we are just dehydrated and it is one your body’s ways of letting you know that. Maintain proper hydration at all times and have a glass or two of water before your meals.
Let’s take a look at some of the natural ways to suppress your appetite:
Most commonly found in teas and coffees, caffeine is a very effective appetite suppressant. It helps to reduce cravings and the feeling of hunger and as a bonus, it also gives your metabolism a little boost, which helps to burn more calories. Make sure to avoid the heavy creams and sugars and try to have caffeine in its most natural state. Try green teas with some lemon or plain black coffee. You can add some natural sweeteners like stevia, if you prefer.
Having foods rich in spices, such as Cayenne and cinnamon also help to curb your appetite and make you feel full faster. These spices also help to stabilize blood sugar and boost metabolism. In addition, while eating spicy foods, you might have noticed that you tend to eat slower. This helps to avoid overeating as it takes a while before your brain is notified by the stomach that it is full. Add some hot sauce on your food or cook with lots of spices to brighten up your meals.
Fiber has a whole host of benefits. It helps to reduce cholesterol, improve digestive health, improve blood sugar and also keeps you full for longer periods of time. Fiber bulks up in your stomach, taking more space and thus, keeps you full. It also takes a longer time to digest fiber, so you won’t be getting hungry anytime soon. Foods rich in fiber include: fruits, vegetables, oatmeal, seeds, nuts and whole grains.
Just like fiber, protein also takes a long time to digest. However, apart from that, whey protein specifically, has been known to suppress the appetite. Studies have shown that those who drank a protein shake daily, ate significantly less food.
You can make a powerful shake by combining all of the above. Add some coffee, cinnamon, fruits and oatmeal to your shake to make a nutritional powerhouse that’s great for you and will keep you full and satisfied way past your next meal time.
I hope that this list of natural Appetite Suppressants helps you on your weight control journey.