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How To Stop Feeling Hungry When Dieting

Updated on November 7, 2014

If you have been on the wrong eating plan to lose weight you are probably looking for ways on how to stop feeling hungry.

If you have been on the correct eating plan and know the basics of how macronutrients, calories and water work within your body then it is very unlikely you will have had this problem.

Having said that from my experience there are 1,000s of men and women all around the world who get consistent hunger pangs on a diet and this leads to overeating, grabbing fast food meals, panic buying of chocolates and crisps/biscuits just to feel satisfied and full again, usually for just 1 measly hour. Then the cycle repeats itself again leading to sabotaging your plan again.

The key to successful fat loss for the long term is E. U . A. This stands for Education, Understanding followed by Action. Once you understand the BASICS of calories, fat, protein, carbs, water and exercising you need NEVER go hungry again. This is of vital importance if you want to stop yo–yo dieting and finally shift that fat for one last time.

Let’s start within this article by helping you with some of the easy to understand basics that will serve you well and you can start to apply immediately.

How To Stop Feeling Hungry Tips

Tip # 1 – Protein foods and drinks will keep you fuller for longer. When you have protein as part of EVERY meal or snack you are going to get a feeling of fullness because protein takes longer than most foods to digest within your system.

Eat some lean protein like white meat, egg white omelettes or fish with your 2 – 3 meals and snack on either protein shakes or bars for your snacks.

Tip # 2 – Stay fully hydrated. Water is superb not only for losing weight consistently but helping you feel full. Drink 1 glass of water before AND after every meal and snack. As you should be eating 5 – 6 times every day this will ensure you get your daily quota of water too.

For those that have huge appetites (a lot of men do) then you can up your water intake to 1 pint before AND after every meal/snack. I personally find this fills me up and I consume around 10 – 12 pints every single day.

Tip # 3 – Eat high fiber vegetables and salads. There are lots of vegetables that are high in fiber which keep you fuller for longer yet have a very low calorific value. Bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli, green beans, spinach etc to name a few.

Now here is the best tip. Combine high fiber foods with lean protein in 1 meal for a meal that will both fill you up and burn the fat as well. One of my favourite snacks is a tin of tuna with red and orange peppers, cucumber, tomato, onion and add some crushed chillies and vinegar.

This can be classed as either a meal if you are female or a snack for the men. I eat an apple first so the whole meal is low fat, low sugar and only contains less than 300 calories. Add in my 2 pints of water and I’m full for 3 hours.

You must be prepared to plan your days food in advance and this way you will not get over hungry and start to reach out for the sugary products when its time for your next meal/snack.

Tip # 4 – Negative calorie fruits. Do some research on the whole range of negative calorie foods as they will kill those hunger pangs and you can eat large portions of most of them.

Apples are one of my favourites. Eat 3 a day, 1 before each main meal and they really do help you to feel full whilst burning fat. An average apple has 75 calories yet your body will use around 100 calories to digest it.

This is why certain fruits not only keep you full but help you lose fat and inches too. Make fruit a mainstay as your main meal starter/dessert and part of your snack with a protein shake/bar.

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Tip # 5 – Do not let your blood sugar level drop too low. You must plan and prepare your food one week in advance if you wish to stay hunger free. Once you have been doing this for a few months it will become second nature and you won’t even have to think about calories etc as you will know it off by heart.

Always carry fruits, healthy snacks, pre-made protein shakes/smoothies and protein bars with you at all times. When a hunger pang hits you hard or it is time to eat then you are in full control of the situation.

To prevent your blood sugar levels getting low so you start craving then plan to eat or snack every 2 ½ to 3 hours. Another bonus to this is that your metabolism will get a boost, you will hold onto lean muscle and your fat loss will be healthy.

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How To Stop Feeling Hungry Conclusion

Earlier in this article I mentioned E.U.A. The basics of eating for fat loss or weight management are not that hard to learn. You do not have to be a scientist to understand your body composition of fat and muscle tissue.

I recommend that you read 10 pages (it takes just 10 minutes, so turn off the TV!) of some basic dieting books every single day. Learn about protein, carbs, fats, calories, water and exercise. By the end of the year you will have read 12 books (only 10 pages every day) and have all the information you need to live a healthy fat free life.

Once you understand how your foods and body work then the whole process becomes so much easier and simpler. Of course don’t forget that “A” stands for “Action” so you must apply what you have learned!

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