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How to decrease appetite: control your appetite

Updated on November 5, 2011

How to Decrease Appetite

So you are wondering how to decrease your appetite. Controlling your appetite is actually a matter of will power and good organization of eating habits. There are many "Appetite suppressant" drugs that claim to give you will power in a capsule but in my opinion, I think you can do it by yourself if you are determined enough. So why don't you try the natural way to control appetite and leave the medications your last resort.

It is not a bad thing to have good appetite, but when it crosses the normal limits it can be the main cause of obesity. And I bet you have already figured that out! Here are some tips to help you control you appetite:

Image by Mezo. Copyrights reserved.
Image by Mezo. Copyrights reserved.

Eating healthy to lose weight

  • Are you really hungry? Before you eat, make sure you are not just eating because you are bored or because the food looks delicious! You may sit in front of the TV and automatically grab something you eat and you just find yourself eating large amounts of food without noticing. So, don't eat unless you really need to. Sometimes the real reason behind this increased appetite is boredom or feeling stressed. So if you are not hungry but just want to eat, it might be that you are too bored or facing some troubles. Try to do something you enjoy, exercise or take a walk, get as far as possible from the kitchen!

  • Break down you meal into smaller meals. This way you avoid feeling hungry all the time but you can find more nutritive foods to fill-up your stomach instead of high carbohydrates and fatty meals.

  • Eat plenty of fibers. As we said above, foods rich fibers such as vegetables and fruits are great to produce a sensation of fullnes and satiety, and it is good for your health, too.
    It is better to start with the vegetables or fruits BEFORE the main meal.

  • Don't starve yourself!. If you are still very hungry after eating you will up eating again before the time of the next meal. So it will be a good idea to include those snacks in your meals instead of eating between meals.

  • Proteins, low fat yoghurt, soup and water are also good to produce this sensation of satiety without eating much calories.

  • Chew your food slowly! The longer it takes, the more your brain is tricked to feel more satisfied. Choose food that takes more tme to be chewed.

  • Respect your weakness! If you can't resist a certain restaurant, shop or bakery don't go there! Suggest another place for your friends to hang out in if a certain place makes you eat more!

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    • Mezo profile imageAUTHOR

      Motaz 

      8 years ago from Egypt

      Thanks alot, Suzie.

      I read about the rate your hunger system before, it is useful to determine the right time for the meals

    • Suzie Parker profile image

      Suzie Parker 

      8 years ago

      Good tips! I use a "rate your hunger" system. I rate my hunger on a scale of 1 to 5 (one being not hungry while a 5 is almost starving) and then I eat according to that number. So if I feel like eating I ask myself what number is my hunger and if it is below a 3, I would remind myself that I'm not hungry and then I won't eat.

    • Mezo profile imageAUTHOR

      Motaz 

      8 years ago from Egypt

      yeah it si about temptation and resistance :D

      thanks alot for your comment

    • ocbill profile image

      ocbill 

      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      food temptation is difficult for some. LOL. "don't go there". Simple yet effective good advice to control your weight. I agree with you on many points. Thanks

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