Appetite Suppressants 101
There are very few things in this world that I can go without on a daily basis, those being: my dog, a nice shower, coffee, and lastly food. It is only that last one that gets me in trouble thou. After a good dinner, lying in bed, I often find myself hungry. Sometimes, just 30 minutes after lunch I will be hungry again. This is a big obstacle. I spend time trying to talk down my own appetite. Then when my stress wins, I find myself scarfing down ice-cream and Nutella.
So I did some research into appetite suppressants. Because, like many others, I am trying to live a long life and want to do as much as my body will allow, which is an uphill battle. So do yourself a favor and read on, and learn the do’s and don’ts of appetite suppression.
Using Appetite Suppressants to Outsmart Your Appetite
If you are hoping to utilize the best appetite suppressants, you must start at the basics. Which means diving into the inner workings of the human body. Which is an incredibly complex and amazing system, so we will only be talking about two hormones. Those two being ghrelin and leptin. The meaner sounding hormone is the meaner hormone, ghrelin’s’ sole job is to tell your body when it needs sustenance. Leptin’s sole job is to signal your brain that you have consumed enough food. Experts say that individuals who struggle to maintain a healthy weight have built up a resistance to leptin.
Using Appetite Suppressants
Now that we know the basics, we can better control and suppress our appetite.
Before going into the best tips for what appetite suppressants you should be using, it is so important to know that in order to take control of your weight, you must take control of your whole life. Fighting stress with food does not work. Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, engage in physical activity, and try meditation in order to better control your stress. Of cores, that is easier said than done.
So try these healthy, effective, and inexpensive appetite suppressants, along with an active lifestyle, and you will ultimately find yourself on the road to a healthier life.
Drink 12 ounces of water, seriously just do it. Often times hunger can be confused for thrust. Especially if you haven’t had much H2O that day, because your body wants and needs to be doing something. After drinking a large glass of water, your body will give you a dose of dopamine, and you can curb your appetite.
Add cinnamon to whatever you can. Cinnamon has been shown to be a great appetite suppressant, because it activates the ventral tegmental area of the brain. This area is associated with dopamine, so you are rewarding yourself. You are also tricking your body into thinking that you have given it some food.
Use peppermint essential oils. Put it in an essential oil diffusor or wear it as a fragrance. Drink peppermint tea before meals. Studies have been shown that smelling peppermint throughout the day will reduce the number of calories a person consumes.
Add ginger to whatever you can. Ginger contains gingerol which increases the bodies leptin levels. The spike in leptin will tell your body that you are full, faster. The spike in leptin also tells your body to start burning fat.
Eat spicy foods. Throw some tobasco on your meal and boost your metabolism and create a small thermogenic response, to trigger fat burning.
Drink coffee. The caffeine will trigger a dopamine spike, to help fight cravings, and release a dose of leptin.
Drink Matcha green tea. Green tea and especially match contains ECG, or Epigallocatechin gallate, which is a catechin. Consistent use of ECG has be shown to have a positive effect on cardiovascular and metabolic health.
Have a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 30 minutes before each meal. Putting acidic acid into your body before consuming a meal will reduce the overall glycemic index of the meal, thus your insulin will not spike as much and your blood sugar levels are better regulated. Consistent use of apple cider vinegar has been proven to reduce the number of calories consumed throughout the day.
Eat protein and fibrous carbs. Protein reduces cravings, protein, and fibrous carbs are more satisfying. Therefore you are not hungry again for a while. It goes without saying that you should avoid foods like bread and ice-cream, that don’t provide that truly full feeling.
Mediate, it’s just good.
As far as the don’ts go. Do not rely on “magic” pills or lollipops to do all the work. Because that is only half the battle. Your body requires sustenance to function. Be mindful of your appetite, because it is manageable.