Eating a healthy diet is hard; especially in the beginning. If you’ve allowed yourself to eat whatever you want, whenever you want – then your body is going to need some adjustment time.
At first you may feel like you’re hungry ALL the time. Learning about foods that suppress your appetite can help you stay on track without feeling deprived or starved.
Here are a list of thirteen foods that suppress your appetite:
Nuts – Because they are full of good fats and fiber; nuts help you feel full. They’re a great snack to keep in your purse or the glove compartment of your car. Buy the raw, unsalted ones. Almonds are one of the best choices.
Apples – Like many fruits; apples are packed with fiber and water. They also contain pectin which helps keep your blood sugar from spiking. If your sugar doesn’t spike, then it won’t crash and leave you feeling like you’re starving.
Cayenne pepper – When you eat something spicy it’s far more satisfying then eating something bland. You’ll need to eat less to feel full. This spice also increases your metabolism which help you burn fat.
Mint – Some studies have food that even the smell of mint helps curb your appetite. You can also add some to water or chew gum with a mint flavor.
Avocado – These are not only versatile and tasty but they are full of good fats and they are slow to digest. They are also full of soluble fiber which help coat your stomach and keeps you feeling full.
Leafy Greens – Not only are these packed with nutritional value — they also contain fiber and water which will fill you up without spiking your sugar level.
Linaza – Also known as flax seeds. These seeds are high in fiber which help you feel fuller on fewer calories. Eat them before a meal to curb your appetite and eat less.
Chia seed – Some call this a miracle food because it contains omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants and vitamins A, B, D and E. They don’t contain any grain or gluten. They also act as an appetite suppressant, increase energy levels and regulate glucose levels. You can add them to many types of food or eat them plain.
Eggs – Protein will get your metabolism going and help you feel full for a long period of time. That’s why eggs — which are packed full of protein — are a good breakfast choice.
Plain Greek Yogurt – This type of yogurt has more protein and less sugar than any other yogurt. Make sure you don’t get any type that’s packed with sugar. You can add your own fresh fruit. It can also be used in place of sour cream.
Lemon – Drinking cold water with lemon added can help suppress your appetite between meals. It’s also a good beverage to drink in the mornings to get your metabolism going.
Apple cider – This helps keep food in your stomach longer which delays feeling of hunger. It also reduces sugar spikes. You can add a tablespoon to sparking water if you don’t want to drink it straight.
Green tea – This beverage contains EGCG which stimulates a hormone called CCK. This hormone helps you feel satisfied and therefore, not hungry.
Eating the above foods will help you keep your appetite under control and your weight loss plan on track.