Suppose you’re trying to lose weight or reduce your calories. In that case, it’s vital that you feel as full and satisfied as possible to prevent you from overeating and breaking your ‘diet.’ You may think this is hard to achieve when you’re in a calorie deficit or eating healthier foods; however, you can easily suppress your hunger by eating the correct things and trying these other science-backed tips.
Increase Your Protein Intake
Eating protein-rich foods can help you with your weight loss.
It also enables you to feel fuller for longer. It can also help prevent muscle loss when you’re reducing your calories and trying to lose fat.
Believe it or not, coffee has many health benefits that impact sports and performance in particular. Studies also show that coffee increases the release of peptide YY (PYY). This is a hormone produced by the gut in response to eating and promotes a feeling of fullness. Not only is coffee lower in calories than many other snacks, but it can also give you energy and help you feel full in between meals.
Ginger is known for having multiple health benefits, including a reduction in blood sugar levels, nausea, muscle pain, and inflammation. Recent research has also shown that consuming ginger can reduce hunger. You can either add some ginger to hot water or teas to drink or use it in healthy recipes to feel this effect.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Getting plenty of sleep is vital for many reasons, but did you know it is also linked directly to hunger and weight gain/loss? Getting enough good quality sleep can actually help to reduce hunger. Simultaneously, too little sleep can increase your hunger and appetite by up to 34%. Aim for 7-8 hours minimum and always try and get a good quality sleep with no distractions.