Do you find yourself eating between meals or waking up in the middle of the night to raid your refrigerator? That kind of overeating can surely take a toll on your weight. What can you do about it? Here are ten of the top tips to diminish those pesky pangs once and for all!
Number One – Chewing Gum
This is a great way to trick your brain into thinking that you are eating. If you are getting hunger pangs when you know you aren’t truly hungry, get a stick of gum out and start chewing!
Number Two - Chug That Water!
Okay, maybe don't chug it - it's not good to drink too much water all at once. However, it is good to get half of your body weight in ounces of water, throughout the entire day. The water will release the toxins out of the body as well.
Number Three – Brush Your Teeth
The fresh, minty taste leaves a great feeling in your mouth and will deter you from eating when you aren’t hungry. There are people who diet who use this trick.
Number Four – Chew Some Ice
The logic behind chewing ice is the same as chewing gum. Chewing ice will trick your mind into thinking you’re eating something. A benefit of this technique is that it will also fill the body with some water.
Number Five – Essential Oils
Specific essential oils have been known to suppress appetites. It stimulates the part of the brain that controls your cravings. The essential oils that work for this are peppermint, bergamot, sandalwood, or grapefruit.
Number Six – Go For a Walk
Exercising and walking can shoot up the adrenaline levels. You will be burning calories and not even think about eating when you aren’t truly hungry.
Number Seven – Call a Friend
Call an old friend and chat. You will want to distract yourself however you can. The conversation with your long lost girlfriend will keep your mind in check.
Number Eight – Enrich Your Diet With High Fiber Food
Try to eat healthy foods with a high fiber content. Some examples are bananas, spinach, pears, broccoli, raisins, apples, and lentils. The fiber will help your belly feel full longer.
Number Nine – Cut Those Carbs Down
Carbohydrates change to sugar and they can mess with your insulin levels. Having issues with insulin can make you feel hungry. The right diet is foods that are lower in carbs, but have a good mix of protein, fats, and fiber.
Number Ten – Lower Your Sodium Intake
Consuming too much salt can lead to dehydration. Being dehydrated can leave your body in a confused state and not know whether you are truly hungry or thirsty.
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