10 ways to control your appetite and cut snacking January 15 2018, 0 Comments
Do you find yourself hungry ALL THE TIME?
Are you snacking non-stop and gaining weight?
Check out these simple, easy and proven things you can do to reduce hunger — and gain control over your eating habits — so you can lose weight.
1. Chuck the chocolate bars
Keep fruit, granola bars, nuts and other healthy snacks in your backpack, bag or briefcase. Having nutritious treats handy helps prevent trips to the vending machine for candy bars and junk food.
2. Chew gum
Research shows that chewing sugar-free gum one-half hour after a meal is a good way to continue to feel full and keep cravings at bay.
3. Drink coffee
Replace one snack per day with a cup of black (no sugar or cream) coffee. It can be as satisfying as a high calorie treat PLUS it acts as an appetite suppressant. In addition, caffeine speeds metabolism, helping you burn more calories than usual.
Tip: Don’t overdo the caffeine! Too much causes anxiety, the jitters, behavioral issues and significant health problems.
4. Indulge... a little, every now and then
A sure way to destroy a diet is to deprive yourself of the foods you love. It can seem like too great a sacrifice, and one you’ll certainly not be willing to make over the long term.
Instead, allow yourself to take a few bites of your favorite treats once or twice a week. Savor them, then set the rest aside. This is a good way to satisfy your cravings while gaining control over negative eating habits.
5. Eat before shopping
You’ve heard this before, but it’s worth repeating: Going to the supermarket hungry is a BAD idea. It makes it more likely you’ll snack your way through the aisles while shopping AND purchase foods you don’t really want — or need.
It’s a smart move to eat a meal or healthy snack before shopping. It’ll cut the cravings that encourage bad eating and buying habits.
Tip: Fill up before trips to the mall, as well. It helps avoid stops at the food court.
6. Add all-natural, low-fat protein and whole grains to your diet
These types of foods take longer to digest than sugars and other junk carbohydrates. That means you’ll stay fuller, longer, making you less inclined to snack.
Tip: Sugars and bad carbohydrates — and the impact they have on the blood stream — create energy peaks and valleys that encourage frequent snacking to keep energy boosted. Cutting carbs and replacing them with better foods can help you gain control over this destructive cycle.
7. Don’t keep unhealthy snacks at home... or at work
The surest way to avoid eating bad snacks is to not have them in the cupboard, refrigerator, desk or locker. Instead, keep healthy things, like apples, protein bars and yogurt within reach for those times when you need a treat.
8. Write it down
Want a reality check? Keep a journal of everything you eat for a week and the related calorie counts. You’ll be surprised by how many things you consume that you’re not aware of — and the high number of calories in certain foods.
Once you have a clear picture of what you eat, you can gain control over your diet — including eliminating those one-off high-cal treats.
9. Find something you love more than food
A charity. A pet. A great pair of shoes. Identify something you care about more than food. Once you do this, you’ll realize that every bite you take is money that could be spent on something you love instead of junk food.
10. BOOST the foods you eat.
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