If you are on a diet you will know just how hard it is to stick to it once those food cravings begin.
Perhaps these following natural appetite suppressants can curb those cravings and help you to finally reach your weight loss goals.
Natural appetite suppressant #1 – Apples
Although there are lots of fruit and vegetables that can reduce your appetite, apples have been shown to be one of the most effective.
Not only are they full of water but once an apple is digested it produces a hormone known as GLP-1 that will send a signal to your brain telling it that you are full.
In one US study people who ate an apple before their main meal consumed 15% fewer calories during the meal.
Perhaps eating an apple 15 minutes before your main meal will produce the same results for yourself.
Natural appetite suppressant #2 – Chilli peppers
Research has shown that just a teaspoon of chopped up red chilli peppers over the top of your meal can cut your appetite.
This is not the only benefit as chilli peppers contain a compound known as Capsaicin that has also been shown to burn extra calories.
Natural appetite suppressant #3 – Green tea
Green tea is full of antioxidants that have been shown to affect your bodies production of the hormone Leptin, the hormone responsible for controlling your appetite.
It can also help burn extra calories as it contains catechins, which can help you to increase the rate that your body burns calories by 40% if 3-6 cups of green tea are drunk daily.
Natural appetite suppressant #4 – Eggs
Eggs are full of protein, which is much slower to digest than both fat and carbs.
This means eating an egg (not fried) can keep you fuller for longer, while providing your body with the energy it needs.
Natural appetite suppressant #5 – Lemons
Lemons contain a natural soluble fibre called pectin that can slow down the rate that sugar is digested. Therefore reducing the amount of sugar highs and subsequent lows you will suffer.
This process will cut your urges to snack.
Natural appetite suppressant #6 – Water
Drinking water with your meals can reduce the amount you will consume.
Also when you feel hungry between meals could in fact be thirst instead. Often your body will mistake hunger for thirst.
Natural appetite suppressant #7 – Garlic
Research undertaken in Israel has shown that allicin, which is found in garlic and is the cause of its pungent smell can also stimulate satiety (the feeling of fullness) in the brain.
Garlic has also been shown to stimulate the nervous system by releasing adrenalin among other hormones that can cause an increase in your metabolic rate, which as we all know will result in extra calories being burnt.
Natural appetite suppressant #8 – Cinnamon
Research has shown that as little as 3 grams of cinnamon could result in less insulin being produced after a meal.
Insulin is a hormone that helps turn excess sugar into fat so reducing your insulin could result in less fat being stored.
Cinnamon can also lower your blood sugar levels so fewer urges to snack will be experienced.