How to Fight Hunger
Hunger is one of the major obstacles that you will come across when trying to lose weight. If you’re struggling to beat those nasty hunger pangs, here are a few tips that can make your day more bearable:
Skipping breakfast can lead to some serious hunger pangs, and some serious binge eating later in the day. Eating breakfast will make your stomach a whole lot happier, and will help your metabolism kick start.
“Chew your food!” is something your parents probably snapped at you, and the phrase has some merit. Chewing your food slowly and thoroughly will help you to absorb more nutrients, digest properly, and reduce bloating and other digestive issues. It takes around 20 minutes for your brain to let your stomach know that you’re full, so eating slowly will
While you may think that your body going into starvation mode is a positive thing for weight loss, it’s not. When your body enters starvation mode, it will want to conserve calories by storing fat and burning muscle, so it will take the next thing you eat and store as much fat as it can. By eating every 3 hours, you reset your metabolism and prevent your body from going into starvation mode. This reduces those nasty hunger pangs, and it helps you to burn fat. If you’re a 3-meal-a-day kind of person, try eating a handful of nuts or a piece of whole fruit in between meals to keep that metabolism kicking. If you enjoy and can manage eating and meal prepping 5-6 small meals a day, go for it, and make sure you are eating a meal every three hours.
Eating protein releases a hunger-suppressing hormone (phenylalanine), which tells your brain that you are satisfied. Eating protein at each meal can help to stave off those hunger pains and keep you feeling fuller for longer.