We all suffer from constant food cravings. 40% of the time we eat, we don’t eat out of hunger. We think that we are hungry when actually, we are not. We just think of the food, and we psychologically get hungry immediately. So, today I’ll give you a few effective ways to control your appetite, and decide are you really hungry, or you just think you are hungry. Now let’s get started.
Don’t Skip Meals
It is wrong to skip a meal. Actually, skipping a meal will make you starving, and when you’ll start eating, you’ll lose control. You should also make sure to space your meals throughout the day, so that you don’t go longer than four hours without eating. This is incredibly important when it comes to avoiding that nasty stomach grumble and controlling your appetite.
This is also one very important fact, when it comes to your appetite. When you feel as if you’re starving, pour yourself a huge glass of water or grab a bottle of water, and you’ll see that the starving will disappear. Water keeps you hydrated and flushes out any toxins that may have taken up residence in your body. So keep it hydrated.
Eat A Lot Of Salads
Toss romaine lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, and cucumbers together, and top with low-fat dressing. You can even add some protein in it, clean and healthy cooked meat, or egg whites, and you will still keep it healthy and clean. One salad like this, can keep you full longer than an hour, and it will control your appetite during the meal.
Snack But Keep It Healthy
We all like to snack, and that’s ok, as long as we keep it healthy and clean. From nuts, peanuts and pistachios to granola bars, you can snack as much as you want. Snacking will reduce the hunger, and it will keep you full, until your next meal. Just remember to always keep it clean!
Slow It Down
I’m that type of person. I eat as if I am on a race. It takes at least 20 minutes for your brain to get the message that your stomach is officially “comfortable” and that you should stop eating. If you eat slowly, the brain has a chance to catch up with the stomach, and you’re less likely to overeat. So slow it down a bit.
Fruits have a lot of sugar, but they are a source of the healthy sugar. It decomposes a lot faster, and it keeps you full longer. So, don’t you count those calories, calories don’t matter. One banana a day keeps the doctor away, remember?! :)