How to Curb Appetite
One of the most effective ways to maintain your fitness goals is to understand how to curb your appetite. Below are 5 tips on ways to do just that.
Eat many small meals per day
Eating small amounts of food every three to four hours can help your blood sugar level remain stable and keep your appetite satiated. Incorporating nuts and fruits into your diet can help you feel fuller longer. You can also try dividing your bigger meals into 5-6 mini meals.
Take in more Fiber
You can increase the amount of fiber intake by consuming more vegetables and fruits. For example, when eating apples and celery, add a little protein by spreading peanut butter on them. The protein helps control your appetite. When you add more fiber in your meals, it also good to take more water. This will also help you feel fuller.
Trick your appetite
You can trick your appetite by chewing sugar free gum, but avoid eating hard candy. This helps you enjoy the taste and can help satisfy your appetite. Sucking on peppermint can also help curb appetite.
Eat a bowl of oatmeal
The most important meal of the day is breakfast and one of the best meal to have is a bowl of oatmeal. Just plain oatmeal (do not be tempted to take flavored or pre-sweetened oatmeal). It’s a good healthy breakfast staple that’s good for your heart, skin, and overall health. In addition to helping you curb your appetite, oatmeal can provide energy throughout the day.
Engage in an activity to distract you
In many cases, the urge to eat increases when your alone, worried or simply bored. It is worth noting that this is not real hunger, therefore you need to control it by distracting it. You can do this by going to the gym and doing a little bit of cardio. Don’t have a gym membership? Do some pilates at home, buy a workout dvd or read an interesting book to find ways on how to suppress appetite.