Hunger got you down?
One of the hardest parts of being on a weight loss plan is feeling hungry.
Feeling a little hungry is a natural part of the process. Your body needs time to adjust to healthier eating habits.
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer.
Slight hunger is ok, but there’s never a reason you should ever be so hungry that you can't think straight.
If you follow these 6 quick hunger fixes, you’ll find dieting easier than ever. And, you’ll be happier as you go about the process as well.
Here’s how to get started.
1. Sip Water Throughout The Day
Fill a bottle of water, add a slice of lime, and toss it in your bag to carry throughout the day.
Those who hydrate well tend to consume fewer calories over the course of the day thanks to lower hunger levels.
Many mistake the sensation of thirst for hunger, and go on to eat because of it. The more you sip, the less likely you are to snack on something you shouldn’t eat.
2. Start Your Day With Eggs
Does your typical breakfast consist of a bowl of oatmeal or a bagel? You might want to reconsider. Studies show that starting your day with eggs, provided you’re eating healthy too, can promote faster weight loss results. This is largely due to less hunger.
The only caveat? You need to cook them healthy.
Try hard-boiled, poached, or scrambled in a little bit of olive oil. Serve this with some fruit tomorrow and get ready for faster results.
3. Snack On Protein
Protein rich foods have been proven to help combat hunger.
This is thanks to the fact they don’t influence blood glucose and take a longer amount of time to break down and digest.
Rather than filling up with a snack of crackers or a granola bar (which are likely to leave you hungry an hour later!) try serving some low-sugar yogurt with some almonds.
Or, try a can of tuna with some mashed avocado and salsa. Both will tide you over until dinner.
4. Start With Soup
Want an easy way to consume less at your next meal?
Start with a soup. Prepare yourself a broth based vegetable soup before you dig into the main course and you’ll naturally tend to eat less.
Soup is a high volume food so will fill your stomach quickly, signaling to the brain you feel full. The end result is you consume food.
Load that broth based soup up with fiber-rich vegetables such as broccoli, celery, or carrots.
5. Get Moving – At An Intense Pace
Have a workout scheduled?
You might want to consider picking up the pace. Studies suggest that intense exercise can suppress the appetite more than moderate intensity exercise can.
So rather than jogging, try interval training. Rather than a leisurely weight lifting workout, try circuit training.
Not only will you decrease your appetite, you’ll improve your fitness at the same time.
6. Chew on Peppermint
Finally, my last quick tip to combat hunger is to chew on fresh between meals. You’ll freshen your breath and the peppermint will combat your hunger.
With the fresh minty taste in your mouth, you’ll lose the craving for the food you had otherwise planned to eat.
So try one of these 6 strategies today and you can better manage your hunger level. The sooner you can get it under control, the sooner you’ll be seeing weight loss success.
Yours in Health,
P.S. Do you have any hunger busting tips you’d like to share? Please type your comments below.