We exercise and diet to lose weight. Dieting includes fat-free foods and taking them in lesser quantities. But since we reduce our food intake, it is natural to feel hungry and in turn we end up eating more. So it is better to take diets that keep us full for longer periods and the frequent rushes to the kitchen are minimized. Let us take a look at the various appetite suppressants that are naturally available around us.
Almonds have large amounts of vitamins, particularly vitamin E and are also rich in antioxidants. Nuts are handy snacks that you can easily munch when you feel hungry. They take their time in digesting, provide energy to the body and hence we do not feel the need to eat frequently.
Black coffee is a very good option to curb hunger. Having coffee instantly boosts the metabolism, and gives an energy rush to the system. We generally feel hungry when we are low on energy. Coffee gives that instant kick to the system and it is revived back to perform its functions, and the urge to eat is suppressed for the meanwhile. The coffee should be devoid of milk and sugar so that those extra calories are not added on, and moderate amounts should be consumed to avoid dehydration and digestion problems.
This has long been known for its digestive properties. It can be added to soup, broths, vegetables and its taste and aroma soothes the digestive appetite. The energy levels are revived and the body does not feel the urge to eat again and again.
This fruit is great to taste and has large amounts of fiber content. In addition, the monosaturated fat content suppresses the desire to eat. Fiber helps in keeping stomach fuller for a long time.
These add the heat factor to the food and help in burning calories more effectively. They stimulate the digestive organs, especially the cayenne pepper, which boosts the metabolism to burn the extra calories and suppresses hunger. The extra taste of spices on the tongue prevents overeating.
Apples are tasty and rich in nutrients. They have high amounts of water and fiber content to keep the stomach full. The since it takes some time to chew, the glucose is released slowly into the bloodstream and keeps hunger at bay. It also gives instant energy to the body and the pectin aids in digestion. Hence apples become a good snack or in between meal option.
If you feel hungry and its still not time to eat, just drink 2 glasses of plain water. The hunger pang disappears as the body is revamped with energy and the stomach is full for a while, needless to say, no calorie intake also.
Put in all your favorite, high fiber, low-calorie vegetables together and make that filling stew. Add meat also. The fiber in vegetables and meat keeps the stomach full. And also there is no fat and large amounts of minerals and vitamins go into the system. Have it for dinner or in the evenings it will surely keep you full for a long time.
Good in taste, and keeps hunger away. What more do we want? The bitter taste of dark chocolate curbs more hunger cravings and the stearic acid slows digestion to keep the stomach heavy for longer!
This is rich in protein content and can be eaten as stir fries or added to salads to make the stomach feel full for longer.
The spices in wasabi suppress appetite and have anti-inflammatory properties to curb hunger.
This is a breakfast favorite, when eaten in the morning keeps the stomach full and the body energetic for a long period of time. Oatmeal is a complete nutrition package and is said to release a hormone called ghrelin which promotes slow digestion and thereby suppresses hunger.
Foods that are laced with vinegar take more time to digest. They take longer to empty the stomach so the hunger signals to the brain are delayed. Having apple cider vinegar on a regular basis is said to be a great tool for weight loss as it maintains sugar levels in the body and the urge to eat is diminished.
Use them in powdered form in your bread, smoothies, shakes, as the coverings are hard to digest. They contain the perfect combination of omega fats, proteins and fiber to keep the system fuller for long periods.
We all know it is a great weight loss supplement. But let us now see how it actually works. The catechins released on sipping green tea are known to stabilize blood sugar and prevent hunger and we do not feel the urge to binge on snacks frequently.