Got the Hunger Grumps??
Do you ever feel like you are constantly feeling hungry and nothing you eat satisfies that sensation? It could be some of the habits that you have created in the environment around you that are prohibiting you from ever feeling full.
These helpful tips will give you some insight along with some good tricks on how to really acknowledge a craving and decide whether your body is ”really” hungry, or just craving one of the other items I have listed below…..
#1 Drink More Water – Especially in these hot summer months make sure you are getting your adequate amount of water for the weather. Many times our body feels “hungry” but it is actually dehydrated and with a nice glass of H2O can feel replenished and make those hunger pains go away.
#2 Find Something Active to Do – The more active you are the less appetite you will actually have. Your body also craves more of the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to feel replenished so you will want to eat more of the good stuff.
#3 Don’t Skip Your Morning Meals – Eating breakfast is good for a wide variety of reasons. First it gives you energy so you are not tempted to reach for the bad stuff when you are ready to put anything and everything in your mouth.
#4 Eat a Protein, Carb, and Fat with Each Meal – When you combine good proteins such as lean meats, chicken, and/or fish with veggies, sweet potato and maybe some fresh coconut. Your body breaks down the “good” foods and makes you feel satisfied and full much longer without the “bad” cravings.
#5 Sleep! – Recent studies show a link between the lack of sleep and an increase in your appetite. When you shorten your sleep cycle your body sends off signals to the brain that it needs fuel, which we associate with hunger but in actuality we just need some shut-eye. Not only does sleep loss appear to stimulate appetite. It also stimulates cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods. So In conclusion when you don’t sleep you are attracted to the bad foods instead of the beneficial ones.
Now you have the tools to make the right decision the next time you are feeling those unnecessary hunger pains.
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Posted By: Annie