Five Foods to Fight an Overactive Appetite
One of the keys to keeping one’s weight in a healthy range is only eating when you’re hungry. But what if you’re hungry too often, or for too much food? It happens, and if you’ve ever been the victim of an appetite run amok, you know just what a drag it can be on your diet. The good news is that there are a number of things you can nosh to help rein it in!
Don’t skip out on that vinaigrette! You can even take a couple of teaspoons of the stuff ala carte, if you’d like. How does vinegar help your appetite? By controlling blood sugar! Vinegar affects the way that you digest carbs, which keeps your blood pressure from spiking suddenly… which in turn, keeps it from crashing. Blood sugar crashes can lead to reaching for sugary snacks. Steady blood sugar=steady appetite, so consider adding that tangy dressing after all!
Air popped or low fat microwave popcorn can help stave off the urge to overeat, plus a single serving takes care of nearly all of your required whole grains for the day! Three cups of the fluffy stuff helps to fill you up with fiber, another ally in the quest for stable blood sugar.
Cayenne doesn’t just put the brakes on your run away appetite. It also helps to crank up your calorie burning forge! And it’s so easy to add to so many dishes. Keep a bottle of hot sauce or a shaker of Cajun seasoning near at hand, and you’ll be able to add flavor while subtracting from your urge to snack whenever you feel like it!
This creamy, indulgent addition to your salad, sandwich, or tortilla chips owes its appetite smashing success to a combination of healthy fats and filling fiber. Pick up a few of these green goodies to work into your diet today!
Not a big fan of guacamole? Peanut butter is another great high fat, high fiber slimming addition to your diet. Stick to “natural” versions that have less sugar and don’t contain high fructose corn syrup to enjoy the full benefits of this filler-upper.
And of course, don’t forget that there’s another great way to conquer your cravings: Candlenuts. Our all-natural nuez de la India seeds and supplements can help you keep your diet on track and your appetite under control.
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