Trying to lose some weight? It’s hard to control your appetite at the beginning of any new healthy regimen. Try these natural foods to suppress your appetite for weight loss!
By Jennifer Walters
Via: Shape.com (go to website to see remaining appetite suppressants!)
Just a handful of almonds is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin E, and magnesium. Almonds have also been shown to increase feelings of fullness in people and help withweight management, according to a study presented at The 2006 Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. So what are you waiting for? Nosh on almonds for your next healthy snack!
While drinking more than one to two cups of Joe a day can leave you feeling jittery and nervous, a moderate amount of coffee can help boost metabolism and suppress your appetite. Coffee’s secret? Caffeine, along with antioxidants from the coffee beans. Just don’t cancel out those good effects with too much sugar or cream!
Full of fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, avocados suppress appetite when eaten in moderation. In fact, the fats in these little guys send signals to your brain that tell your stomach that it’s full!
Studies have shown that eating an egg or two for breakfast can help dieters feel more full over 24 hours than if they eat a bagel with the same amount of calories. In the same study, those who ate eggs ingested an average of 330 fewer calories over the course of a day than the bagel-eaters. Food for thought, no?
Could taming your appetite be as easy as drinking an extra glass or two of water? Science says yes! In one August 2010 study, people who drank two glasses of water before a meal ate between 75 and 90 fewercalories at the meal than those who didn’t drink water. Love that H2O!
BROTH BASED SOUP
Any broth based soup will fill you up before a meal. This is the perfect appetizer or starter for lunch or dinner. Try a simple vegetable broth, chicken or even a miso soup to start. You’ll feel fuller after having the liquid and won’t be as apt to eat as much at the meal.
Did this one surprise you? While high in carbs, the type of carbs in oatmeal are slow-digesting and keep you feeling full for hours after breakfast. Why? Because they suppress the hunger hormone ghrelin. In fact, oatmeal is pretty low on the glycemic index—just be sure to make steel cut oats to get the most benefit!