Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tips to Curb your Appetite

So you get hungry ALL THE TIME? It may be because of what you eat. Here are a few tips to help you stay fuller longer.

Lean protein: Lean protein keeps you full. And to make it work even better, eat lean protein as part of your breakfast. A good rule is to keep 30% of your breakfast as lean protein. Examples are soy milk, low fat yogurt, eggs.

Whole grains: Unless you have no other choice, always opt for whole grains rather than processed carbs. Nowadays, there are many options like brown, local, or wild rice instead of regular white rice. Even with cereals, you can look on the box to see what the contents are. Are they mostly whole grains?nor does it say sugar, sugar, and more sugar?

Exercise: Contrary to popular belief, exercise actually helps to curb our appetites. It doesn't mean you'll automatically eat less though; it just means you may not be as hungry as fast as you used to. A lot of people see exercise as an excuse to eat more because they burn more. Don't fall into that trap!

If you're still hungry after all that, chew some gum! Well, that is my tactic. But it doesn't have to be gum for you. You can find something else to keep your mouth busy so you stop thinking about food. Trust me, your body will adapt.

Cheers Eights & Weights!

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