Suppressing your appetite to help you lose weight sounds like a great idea. However, depending on what appetite suppression method you choose, it could negatively affect your nutrition, metabolism and overall health.
But, if you can manage to suppress your appetite naturally, the benefits just keep on coming, including healthy weight loss and better overall health.
3 Ways to Suppress Your Appetite Naturally
Yet another benefit of taming your appetite naturally is that you can do it without going on a restrictive diet that does more harm than good. Even drinking your eight glasses of water works as an appetite suppressant and helps you lose weight.
Get More Healthy Protein & Fats in Your Diet
If you have noticed that some types of foods make you feel full for longer, you’ve already made an appetite suppressing discovery. Compared to carbohydrates, especially refined carbs, foods that are high in protein and healthy fats, like omega-3 fatty acids, fill you up sooner so you eat fewer calories.
You can also increase the benefit of more protein in your diet with natural herbal supplements, like Herbal One’s Ultra L-Glutamine appetite control supplement. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein in your body, and L-glutamine is the amino acid your body needs the most.
Eat Foods that are High in Soluble Fiber
Soluble fibre is another natural appetite suppressant with important benefits for your overall health. It isn’t absorbed into your system as quickly as regular food, so it stays in your gut longer, keeping you feeling full, and reducing your appetite.
That ability to last longer in your system makes soluble fibre great food for the healthy bacteria in your gut, which wide-ranging health benefits, like regulating blood sugar, making your immune system stronger and improving brain function.
Practice Mindful Eating
Research shows that much of the excess calorie consumption that can lead to weight gain happens when you eat “mindlessly”, or when your mind is on other things. This can happen if you eat while watching TV or browsing the web.
Mindless eating leads to higher calorie consumption before your body realizes it is full and stops the production of your hunger hormone.
When you eat, try to be mindful of the meals you prepare, and of every bite you take. Chew your food completely before swallowing. You can also try some other “tricks” to slow down your eating, like putting down your knife and fork between bites.
When you do, your body has time to register that it is full before you eat too much.
To learn more about protein, fats and carbohydrates, check out our recent article “What are Essential Nutrients & Why are They Essential?”