Do you feel hungry but try to stop yourself from eating because you need to lose weight? If that’s the case, you have to find a way to stop food cravings by implementing techniques that make it easier to satisfy yourself without eating too many calorie-rich products.
According to Elizabeth Somer, the author of Eat Your Way to Sexy, she recommends eating products that have at least one of these components: low-calorie protein sources, water, and fiber. Also, before you start hunting for food, drink a glass of water and see if you’re truly hungry or just thirsty because some people can’t tell the difference between the two.
1. Filling Grains
To keep yourself away from hunger as well as have healthy sources of long-chain carbohydrates, eat products like rice, oats, buckwheat, and millet. These foods are easy to prepare as well as containing lots of minerals and vitamins that you need to burn fat faster and keep your muscles in check.
2. Black (Wild) Rice
While brown and white rice is becoming more and more popular, many people still don’t know that there are a black rice species — also known as wild. These species have a lot more fiber, minerals, and antioxidants that protect you against free radicals that damage your body. Also, black rice gives a unique flavor to meals and so, go well together with other types of rice, salads, and almost every other food product.
3. Green Vegetables
Green vegetables are one of the greatest sources of iron and chlorophyll that by its structure resembles the red blood cells; the only difference is that chlorophyll contains magnesium instead of iron. Some benefits of chlorophyll are better control of hunger, faster healing processes, and cleansing.
To get more chlorophyll from food, choose dark green vegetables because they have more of it. Finally, one of the best things about green vegetables is that 100g of them contain approximately 20 calories, so you can eat lots of veggies without worrying about any fat gains.
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A watermelon contains lots of water as well as tastes good and so, will make you feel full without consuming a lot of calories. Moreover, watermelons contain lots of vitamin C which is important in keeping a strong immune system as well as keeping the muscles protected against the damage they experience from free radicals.
5. Green Smoothies
If you don’t like to spend lots of time by chewing green on vegetables, drink green smoothies instead. By doing so, you’ll get the same nutrients and will make it easier for your digestive system to absorb them.
Also, to make green smoothies tastier, you can incorporate sweet products like apples, bananas, strawberries or any other fruit you like. Most importantly, be mindful of the sugar in fruits.
If you don’t experience bloating problems after eating legumes, you can use them as a product from which you can gain lots of protein, fiber, and a feeling of satiety. If after eating legumes you experience digestive problems, eat them in smaller portions, because there is a chance that your digestive system’s bacteria isn’t accustomed to legumes.
So, the only thing you need to do to enjoy legumes is to get used to them by slowly eating bigger portions of it. If it doesn’t help after doing it for more than two weeks, it’s better to choose other low-calorie products that won’t cause you discomfort.