Be in control of your body and more so your appetite. By applying these 4 simple tips you’ll be 1 step closer to achieving your dream body!
Let’s face it, keeping a close eye on our diet is a must when shredding fat. As we continue to cut calories our meals tend to get blander and blander.
Fortunately, You can control your hormones that trigger hunger by applying the tips below.
There’s 2 different types of hunger you must look out for, Real Hunger vs Bored Hunger.
Let’s compare the difference shall we?
Real hunger: You ever watch that Snickers commercial where everyone is playing soccer and one of the players turns into a grumpy grandma? And once the grandma eats the Snickers she magically transforms back into the soccer player?
Well whether you watched it or not, real hunger is the moment you become irritated with everything and everyone.
Bored hunger: Some people eat because they’re just bored with life. Have you ever unconsciously snacked on a bag of potato chips while watching TV?
Yeah, we’re all guilty of it..
But it’s not your fault! Why?
Because at the time you didn’t know the 4 steps to combat hunger.
THE 4 STEPS
Drink water the moment you feel hungry
Ph.D Jennifer Bowers claims to drink a ice cold glass of water once you feel hungry. Why? Because dehydration can be masked as hunger. Hydrating yourself throughout the day may prevent hunger flare ups which in turn leads to weight loss.
I personally carry a Hydro Flask and fill it with ice cold water. This prevents me from purchasing or drinking anything that would trigger bad habits.
One study also found that individual who drank 16 ounces of water before every meal lost significantly more weight than those that ate first.
If you build the habit to drink water throughout the day, you’ll notice that your hunger flare ups will seize or be significantly less than before. Try it!
High Interval Training (HIIT)
If you want to freeze hunger, incorporate a 2 minute non-stop high interval training to your day. Studies have shown that short bursts of HIIT between meals influences your appetite.
Why is this? It’s due to the fact that our bodies suppresses the hunger hormone plasma acylated gherlin.
Protein, protein, and more protein
You may already know this..
But protein is the building block for rock solid muscle
However, did you know it assists in suppressing your appetite?
Individuals that consume higher amounts of protein have shown to feel more satisfied throughout the day.
With a high intake of protein, your body is able to guard and build your existing lean muscle, which is the main element of your metabolism.
How much do you consume?
1 gram of protein per body weight.
For instance, if you weight 150 pounds you’ll need to consume 150 grams of protein to maintain your muscle mass.
Vegetables keep you fuller
When meal prepping it’s best to consume a larger amount of vegetables because it keeps you fuller longer
And without the extra calories.
Quick tip: Eat a bowl of vegetables before every meal and you’ll notice that your appetite will start to shrink allowing you to eat less.
It’s the key to fat loss.