Tired Of Always Feeling Hungry?
Always Feel Hungry?
Tired of the Chinese food diet? That feeling of eating a large quantity of food only to be hungry an hour later? Come on, you know what I mean. It is a constant struggle in today’s world to always feel satisfied and is no different with regards to our diet. So, if you’re looking to figure out how to stay satisfied longer, follow these tips below.
– Focus on Fats. Fats are a key “macronutrient” to feel satisfied. Try different forms of fats in order to feel full. For instance, use avocado or almonds as part of your salad with an olive oil/vinegar dressing.
– Also make sure to focus on protein, and making sure you are getting an adequate amount of it per your lifestyle. If you are resistance training a high amount you are going to want to be a little higher on the spectrum consistently getting about 1 to 1.5g per total lb of bodyweight. If you are looking to maintain, you should be okay with about .8-1.2g per lb of bodyweight, depending on activity level.
– Make sure your diet is full of vegetables. If I put a sleeve of Oreos and a glass of milk in front of you, they would be gone almost instantly. However, if I put a balanced meal of a lean protein, a fat and a good portion of vegetables, then I’m positive you’ll eat more mindfully and definitely will eat slower.
– Try adding lots of different colors and textures to your meals as well. This helps to stimulate other senses which in turn helps with the feeling of satiety. What I mean is if you are going to have a salad add Red pepper, Cucumber, Red cabbage. The bright colors and crunch will help, trust me.
– Chew your food 40 times before you swallow- Okay, 40 times might be a stretch but our goal is to mindfully eat our food. By doing this, we allow our gut to send signals to our brain that it’s ok and we don’t need to continue trying to satisfy ourselves. Which then slows our consumption and prevents us from over eating.
Remember these are general tips and if you have some specific dietary needs (allergies, GI issues) then you need to book a consultation to a take a more focused approach.
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