7 Appetite Suppressing Foods
While there is not a magic pill or potion for weight loss, there are a few foods that can naturally suppress your appetite. Try adding these 7 appetite suppressing foods to control your hunger and fight those junk food cravings!
1. Apples. Apples are high in fiber which help keep you fuller, longer. They also contain ursolic acid which has been shown stimulate fat burning and promote lean muscle growth.
2. Avocado. Avocados are high in fiber and monounsaturated fat. These fats are heart-healthy and send signals to your brain saying that your stomach is full!
3. Beans. Beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas are powerful hunger fighters. These four foods are fiber-packed, contain slow-digesting protein and a low on the glycemic index which keeps blood sugar levels down.
4. Dark Chocolate. Good news for chocolate lovers! Eating 1 or 2 pieces of dark chocolate, with at least 70% cocoa, can help lower food cravings. The bitter taste of the dark chocolate sends your body signals to decrease your appetite. Also, the steric acid that is found in dark chocolate slows digestion – helping you feel fuller, longer.
5. Eggs. Studies show that eating 1 or 2 eggs for breakfast can help people stay fuller for 24 hours than if they had an alternative breakfast. Eggs are high in protein and suppresses the appetite-stimulating hormone, grehlin.
6. Greek Yogurt. The protein, calcium and probiotics found in greek yogurt all combat obesity. Plain greek yogurt is the best because it has almost twice as much protein and half the sugar compared to traditional yogurt.
7. Nuts. Nuts are high in calories, but not all of their calories are fully absorbed by the body. Nuts help keep you full and provide a boost to the metabolism.
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