We are all very well aware of the fact that there are no quick fixes, at least not lasting ones. Numerous weight loss products have been on the market but have you worked of any that worked 100% and on every person? I don’t think so.
Actually, I have heard of one that worked 100%. Duromine, prescription appetite suppressant, is one of the best.
However, Duromine is reserved for the obese only but it can have some serious side effects such as insomnia, arrhythmia, hypertension, chest pain, feeling restless, feelings of extreme happiness followed by depression and tiredness, nervousness, tremor (shaking), headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, stomach cramps, dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth, difficulty passing urine, skin rashes, impotence and changes in sexual drive, swelling of the face….just to name a few.
With Duromine, the appetite suppressant that works 100% percent and all the possible side effects and negative heart impact. I choose to be chubby.
All is not lost though! What about Appetite Suppressant Foods?
The bare truth when it comes to losing weight is that you have to get hungry once in a while in order to lose the accumulated fat storage. You cannot escape from this fact, no matter how much you wanted it.
Some may decide to accept this fact and read further while others will realize that this article is not about their desired quick fix. While you are already here why not read the whole story?
Another thing you need to realize is that nothing eliminates the cravings completely. There are a few strategies though to reduce hunger that are not that hard at all; avoiding refined carbohydrates, drinking large amounts of water regularly, getting plenty of fiber in your diet and getting plenty of natural sunlight on your skin.
The biggest problem with the food addicts (this is how I call us who find comfort in food) is that we can’t stand hunger and that we feel some sort of emergency when the stomach starts growling.
What we should do in fact is to get used to it and make it something we can live with. But we should certainly not starve. Starving is one of the secure ways to train our body into holding on to the body fat.
Putting up with the hunger should only get us through the times when our appetite gets intense and when we feel as if we could eat an ox.
The following are the foods and beverages that will make our stomach feel full while adding almost no calories or carbohydrates.
Water is a powerful appetite suppressant.
By drinking an 8-ounce glass of water when you first start feeling hungry and somewhere deep in your stomach find the discipline to wait for 10 minutes, you will find that your appetite is either completely gone or dramatically reduced.
You may even call them free foods. Any green vegetable will make you feel full. Some you may feel reluctant to eat them raw, and applying some 100 calories worth of salad dressing will do the trick for you.
Green vegetables and drinking water go hand in hand because without drinking water, you may get constipated or cause blockage in the intestines.
Make sure no oil is added to your green leafy vegetables but instead help yourselves with flavoring such as onions, garlic and soy sauce.
By consuming both the fiber and the water before you start eating, you've already significantly turned off your appetite. Then by consuming these extremely low caloric density foods and beverages, you will further suppress your appetite. You can get an entire meal into your stomach for 100 calories or less and you can trick your brain into thinking you consumed an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Apples are also high-fibery foods. Additionally, they require more chewing time, making you less likely to overeat. Apples serve as natural anti-inflammatories too.
Pine nuts contain a large amount of protein. In Siberia, they are added to meals to create a feeling of fullness. Pine nuts contain pinolenic acid, a naturally occurring polyunsaturated fat that stimulates two powerful hunger suppressing hormones.
Raw flaxseeds are excellent for appetite control. They are full of omega-3 and fiber. A lot of fiber in the diet add to slower rise in the blood sugar and that way keeps the hunger hormones at bay. Flaxseeds also have cancer preventive and lowering cholesterol properties.
Oatmeal is the synonym for the healthiest carbohydrates. It enters the bloodstream slowly and keeps you full for a long time with its high fiber content. As well as flaxseed, it has cholesterol-lowering properties. Avoid instant oatmeal and try a bowl for breakfast to see if it works as an appetite suppressant.
Eating a small salad before a meal will help you avoid overeating. You can choose from the following: spinach, mesculin, endives and cabbages. Actually, all types of greens will help curb your cravings.
Many people do not know that soup is essential to appetite control and weight loss. Forget about the creamy-rich and focus on the broths and vegetable soups. This is an excellent combination of the high water and low calories.
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Whey protein powder
Whey protein powder will not only help you lose weight but it will also aid in building muscles. Whey is known to lower blood pressure and support the immune system.
As you have seen, many of these foods beside appetite lowering effects have a positive impact on the overall health. You don’t need to fear side effects and yet you can feel full.
However, neither these foods nor any other appetite suppressants will keep you full forever. In an hour or so, you will feel hunger again. To get additional hunger delay, you can add some exercising, which releases stored body fat and converts it back into blood sugar, raising the blood sugar level thus suppresses the appetite cravings.
Remember, loosing weight takes time and effort. By adding these simple tricks into your daily routine, you may be looking at the whole new you. Be strong and persistent!