12 Ways To Control Your Appetite

While dieting for losing weight will never be as generally satisfying as eating, there are some strategies you can use to make it as enjoyable as you can. So, these are the top 12 strategies of how to make dieting easier and control your appetite.

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1. Increase your fiber intake

Fiber is an indigestible part of food that absorbs water as it moves through your digestive tract. Research has also shown that it increases satiety.

Keep your fiber intake high by eating plenty of fibrous veggies and fruits and include one or other in every meal. You can even take supplementary fiber like psyllium seed husks, which quickly expand in your stomach and induce a feeling of fullness.

In case you are wondering how much fiber to eat, the doctors recommend for children and adults to consume 15 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories they eat daily. Fiber has lots of benefits associated with it, but studies have shown that higher fiber food helps to lower the ghrelin levels, while also inhibiting NPY levels. By consistently eating higher fiber foods, you have a way of how to control these powerful hunger-inducing hormones.

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