If you are searching the web for ways to suppress your appetite because you consistently overeat above your daily caloric needs and you always feel hungry even though you just ate a huge meal, here are ten ways to control your food addiction naturally and lose fat faster.
1. Be mindful.
Understanding why you feel the need to keep eating after you are full is the first way to naturally suppress your appetite.
2. Coffee (specifically, black coffee).
Caffeine is one of the oldest appetite suppressants out there. Having a coffee cup whenever you feel the need to binge uncontrollably will help you suppress your appetite.
3. Teas (Green, black, Oolongs).
Whichever types of tea you prefer is fine. The small amount of caffeine in them is enough to suppress your appetite for a couple of hours. You can also try different flavored teas if the regular tea taste is not for you.
4. Increase your protein and fat intake.
High protein food includes Lean meat and poultry, cheese, fish, eggs, tofu, yogurt, nuts and seeds, legumes, and beans. High protein will keep you full for a long time and prevent unnecessary snacking throughout the day.
5. Change your mindset towards foods.
Food in itself is not bad. It is for survival and sometimes, for fun. Changing how you see food will help you understand why you can’t stop eating. When you have a good relationship with food, your body works for you. It naturally suppresses your appetite for you until it feels genuinely hungry again, developing a better mindset towards foods.
6. Eat slowly.
When you eat slowly, you will not only enjoy the food, but you will feel full at a faster pace, and you will subconsciously get tired of the food without even actively trying. When you feel full and tired of chewing, your desire to eat anything else goes out the window.
7. Drink water before and after every meal.
Water is good for your skin, your digestion e.t.c. You will never regret drinking water. It will fill you up, suppress your appetite, and prevent unnecessary eating because you will have no more space in your stomach to fit in any extra food.
8. Eat more high fiber-rich foods.
Fiber is filling and good for digestion. High fiber foods include beans, apples, lentils, avocados, whole grains, chia seeds, acorn squash, as well as collard greens, broccoli, green peas, oranges, and sweet potato.
9. Switch out milk chocolate for dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate is believed to suppress appetite. This study was able to show why dark chocolate is a better option when it comes to appetite suppression.
10. Reduce your stress levels.
Stress is one of the numerous reasons we all unconsciously eat without control. To reduce your stress levels and watch your mind focus on other vital areas of life that do not revolve around foods.
A quick disclaimer: If you are purposely starving yourself, you will be craving food all the time. The best way to overcome starvation is to eat so your body can feel safe, but if you are not starving and still crave foods uncontrollably, these tips may help you out.