6 days ago
Tips to fight hunger
We all know that health is wealth. Without a sound body, wealth is worthless. While we are on diet, we all struggle to avoid easily accessible junk foods. And even if we are on diet, we might feel hungry most of the time. Of course, it’s tough to maintain a healthy weight when you're always hungry! So, read on to some of the tips below to know what to do:
Build balanced meals
There are times when you get hungry, even after a meal. This means you are not having the right stuff in your diet. Start with non-starchy carbs having higher fiber, like fruits and veggies. Add plenty of protein and a dose of healthy fats. Whole-grain carbs can also help. These nutrients are good for your body and promote fullness, so you'll be less likely to experience hunger between meals.
Drink lots of water
Staying hydrated can really help with weight loss and maintenance, since it's easy to mistake thirst for hunger. Next time you feel snacky, try a tall glass of water. Then wait a few minutes to see if your hunger subsides. Here are some tips if you have a hard time drinking enough water. Eat several mini meals instead of three big meals. The three-square-meals model doesn't work for everyone. If you get really hungry between meals, try eating a mini meal every few hours instead. Cut back on starchy, sugary carbs. Carbs like candy and cookies are nothing but empty calories. They satisfy hunger pangs for the moment, but they don't keep you full.
Always keep a veggies and salsa stash. Some of the best things you can munch on are veggies, and one of the best ways to eat them is dipped in salsa. This combo is low in calories and super filling... Perfect if you're always hungry. Baby carrots, , bell pepper slices… Time to hit the grocery store!
End your meal with a small sweet treat
Capping off your meal with something sweet can signal your brain that you're done eating. Think a few Hershey's Kisses, some fruit, or a cup of coffee with no-calorie sweetener.
Keep a food journal
Tracking your food is one of the best things you can do if you're trying to lose weight or change your eating habits. Write down everything you eat (in a cute journal), and look for patterns. What are you eating before you find yourself extra hungry? Certain foods may be triggers for you, leaving you hungrier than before you ate them.
Go for a walk
You might feel like you're hungry when you're really just bored or restless. Next time you have an urge to hit the pantry or the fridge, try walking around the block instead. Bonus: Extra calories burned!
- by Republica