In today’s post I am going to review and interesting Journal article I recently read on things that can trigger your cravings and give you 5 easy tips to help control your appetite.
I recently read an article in the journal Brain and Cognition, and it stated that flipping through food magazines and even watching the ever more popular cooking shows can cause you to salivate even if you are not really hungry. But if you are hungry they can make you feel like you are starving. So have a large bottle of water with you to quiet those hunger pains.
Your feelings and emotions can also trigger your hungry. I know that stress, sadness and grief always make me more hungry.Y
So here are 5 easy tips to help curb your cravings and appetite.
One of the oldest diet tips I know is to fill your tummy with water. Or you can eat foods that have lots of liquid like beef or chicken broth. Snack on celery in between meals because they also contain lots of water. Vegetables are great because they give you lots of healthy nutrition that you body needs
Get Physical, when you start to feel hungry drink some water and go for a walk for 15-20 minutes. You can also ride a stationary bike at home, walk on a treadmill or just walk up and down the steps in your house (but don’t trip!). Some of our patients like to do body-weight exercises like jumping jacks or pushups or just run in place. The exercise will help burn calories and also help to reduce your appetite.
One of Dr. Mermelstein’s weight loss tips is to brush and floss your teeth after dinner to help you not stack after dinner.
Another tip is to enjoy some sugar-free gum. This is a tip that I use, especially when I am really hungry and not able to eat.
My wife’s favorite weight loss tip is to put a few drops of peppermint oil on a cotton swab, then place them in a jar with a lid. When you are hungry just unscrew the lid and smell the peppermint. This should help should help curb your appetite.
I hope you enjoy these weight loss tips! If you would like more information on our weight loss program just give us a call at 215-821-7336