Every once in a while we find ourselves wanting more and more food, even though we have already had out fair share. If you feel like you are in the mood to overindulge, you should try incorporating the following foods into your meal to stop you in your tracks or have them as a snack… in addition to this, complementing your meal with some water, ginger tea or green tea! Say goodbye to your food craving.
Avocados are high in fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats. They are rich and creamy and suppress the appetite when eaten in moderation. In fact, avocados actually send messages to the brain that tell your stomach it is full.
Flaxseed is the perfect thing to stop you over indulging as they help you stay sustained and well fuelled. They have a natural mix of soluble fiber and fatty acids and they can compliment yogurt, a smoothie or even salad.
Water has been proven to reduce appetite, a study in 2010 shows that people who drank two glasses of water before a meal consumed 75-90 fewer calories than people who didn’t drink water beforehand.
Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids and this makes your body increase production of the hormone leptin, the hormone known for suppressing hunger. If you don’t like salmon, try some tuna or herring, which is also high in omega-3. However, who can resist a piece of smoked salmon?
Fresh Ginger has amazing digestive powers. It works as a stimulant which energizes the body, thus improving digestion and making you less hungry. Why not incorporate it into your food, a smoothie or tea!
Eggs can help you feel more full for longer. Studies suggest that eating one or two eggs for breakfast can help you feel fuller over 24 hours and consume an average of over 330 FEWER calories over the course of the day than those who had a less healthy breakfast – a bagel for example.
Sweet potatoes contain a certain type of starch that resists digestive enzymes, meaning they stay in your stomach longer – keeping you full! They are also full of vitamin A and vitamin C… too many benefits to say no, right?
Dark chocolate to only helps you curb your chocolate cravings, but savoring a piece two of the 70% cocoa type (or higher if you can handle it) will signal your body to decrease your appetite. The steric acid in the dark chocolate helps slow digestion and make you feel full longer, not to mention it is rich in antioxidants. Bring out the sweetness by having it with a cup of green tea.
Wasabi is so spicy it suppresses the appetite, and not only that but it is naturally anti-inflammatory. Ever notice when you eat sushi, even though you have not eaten loads, you still feel full? Well turns out it’s not just due to all that healthy sashimi. Add some extra wasabi to stop over indulging… can you handle the heat?!
Green tea helps inhibit the movement of glucose into fat cells, due to the catechin (a flavan-3-ol) content, thus slowing the rise of blood sugar and high insulin – along with subsequent fat storage. It stops you mindlessly snacking – when you have stable blood sugar levels, your hunger will be stable too!