Foods that keep you feeling full
You know that moment in the mid-morning when your stomach growls in anticipation for lunch but you just had breakfast an hour ago? We’ve all been there, and it usually leads to unhealthy snacking. But if you want to lose weight, staying satisfied longer is key. Whether you’re tricking your senses or your stomach, naturally curbing your appetite can leave you happy, healthy and maybe even a little thinner. With the help of Fitsugar.com, here are our top 5 foods that keep you feeling full all day long:
Get this: squashing a snack craving can be as easy as popping an altoid of a piece of mint gum. A research team at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia found that subjects who sniffed mint periodically throughout the day ate 3,000 fewer calories over the course of the week — that’s almost an entire pound!
According to a report in the Journal Of the American College of Nutrition, eating two scrambled eggs for breakfast resulted in people feeling fuller longer, reducing their perceived cravings and ultimately eating fewer calories or the entire day as well as for the next 36 hours. Wow, who knew eggs could pack such a serious punch?!
U.S. researchers found that lemon’s acids and pectin can leave you feeling fuller longer by slowing the absorption of sugar after a meal, and helping you avoid those low blood-sugar dips which often lead to additional snacking. Fitsugar also finds that eating something sour can help curb your sweet cravings. If you’re looking for the perfect way to get your lemon fix, squeeze some into your water or, for an added weight-loss effect, drink a mug of hot water with lemon in the morning.
Research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2005 notes that the acetic acid in vinegar helps to reduce the glycemic index of foods, which slows the rate at which sugars are released into the bloodstream from the intestines. Noreen Kassem of Livestrong.com writes, “This helps to balance blood glucose levels and prolongs a feeling of satiety or fullness after a meal, which helps reduce appetite cravings for a larger meal or a snack between meals.” Proponents of the appetite suppressant recommend drinking apple cider vinegar before meals.
According to the Journal of Nutrition, green tea contains certain antioxidants that are believed to have a positive effect on the hormone Leptin, which is responsible for controlling your appetite.
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