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Tips to Control Hunger and Lose Weight with a Proper Diet

Are you trying to lose weight with a diet? But you end up eating more  than required because of the constant cravings, hunger pangs, and tummy rumblings. You crave to eat unnecessary food when your diet isn’t proper, resulting in confusing your appetite signals with hunger. 

In this article, we will share some tips that can help you shut down your hunger pangs so you can go through your day without eating something that might lead to weight gain. 

  1. Take control of your appetite

You should know there is a huge difference between hunger and appetite. Hunger is a signal to your brain for eating something when your body senses a dip in sugar levels. However, appetite is a desire to eat when you see a burger, pizza, or a piece of cake. So, you should be fully aware of the fact whether you’re feeling hungry or it is just your desire to eat a food item that is in front of you. 

  1. Drink water

As per a study published in Physiology and Behavior, “You’re often thirsty when you feel hunger.” Most of the time, people eat instead of drinking water. Drinking enough water throughout the day, especially before meals will help you avoid overeating, improves your metabolism, and keeps your energy levels up throughout the day. 

  1. Pair your salads with healthy fats

Did you know? 

People who eat a protein-rich diet feel less hungry throughout the day compared to those who eat only carb-heavy meals. ~ The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition

Yes, eating salads can help you lose extra pounds. However, for this, you must ensure to pair your salads with a healthy source of fat, including nuts, avocados, eggs, quinoa, chicken, beans, or salmon. Fats and proteins take a  longer time to digest which means you will feel fuller for a longer time by promoting an appetite-suppressing effect. 

  1. Add oatmeal to your breakfast

Ditch the pancakes or cereals and replace your breakfast with rolled oats. This is because oats are insoluble fibers that keep your hunger pangs satiated for a longer time. 

  1. Eat slowly

You shouldn’t rush while eating your food. Take your time to chew your food properly so that your stomach gets enough time to signal your brain that you’ve just eaten. Without this signal, you might end up overeating which can lead to weight gain. So make sure to take at least 20 minutes to eat your food. 

  1. Focus on getting good sleep

Feeling full isn’t about eating. You need to take care of your body too. When you don’t sleep enough, your body releases hunger hormones that increase the desire of indulging in sweet, fatty, or salty, even when you aren’t feeling hungry. Make sure to sleep for 8 hours every night. 

Taking care of your body is important when you’re trying to lose weight and stay fit. So, make sure your food contains enough proteins, fats, and carbs to feel fuller for a longer time, and avoid eating junk. Also, whenever you feel hungry, try drinking some water and see if you still feel the same. Lastly, make a proper sleeping schedule as your body needs rest to recover from all-day exhaustion and to digest your food properly which can help with weight loss. Lastly, if you like our article, don’t forget to come back and read our next post!