Topic: What works for you in controlling your appetite?
January 26, 2020 / By Unice Question:
I haven't found anything yet but maybe you found something that works. It would take too long to list all the things I've tried, but suffice it to say that I've tried all the well known common tricks that we hear and read about every day.
Do you have anything out of the ordinary to offer that has worked for you?
Sariah | 8 days ago
Low GI (glycemic Index) foods keep your insulin levels level so you feel satisfied for a lot longer. So don't get so darn hungry.
There is also Ketosis, which I am going against my better judgement telling you about it.
It is where your body uses it's fat reserves to 'survive' and use as energy when carbohydrates, the bodies prefered use of fuel is no longer there.
The body then produces ketones.
The side effect of ketosis is complette lose of appetite and the feeling of being full all the time. Even if you havn't eaten.
Ketosis takes around 48 hours to begin after taking the carbs out.
BUT KETOSIS IS DANGEROUS IF NOT MEDICALLY SUPERVISED.
It really does work as I have a disease of the oesphagus and can not eat at times for months and as you can imagine I can get really hungry. But after ketosis kicks in now more hunger. So not eating dosn't worry me.
Of course I can't survive without food for months so have a PEG tube for external feeding.
In fact the longer, the MORE DANGEROUS, you are in ketosis the more your hunger and will to eat evaporates. Because you always feel as if youv'e eaten a 6 course meal.
But ketosis has side effects, apart from making you really, really sick if not supervised medically. But there is extreme nausea and painful, day long headaches.
I have that same problem. I try drinking a lot of water to keep my stomach full. That also goes for during meals. It took me 2 or 3 weeks but it worked for me. I don't eat as much as I used to although I still need to lose a few pounds. I try to avoid sodas and juices. Just water. No substitute. The first week is a killer though.
I have found that when I get hungry, I usually am satisfied by eating alot. It seems to make the hunger and appetite problems be satisfied for a few hours, and I can wait until the next meal to eat anything else.
Ok well i used to have a prob eating to much until a couple of people told me that you can actually trick your stomach into thinking your full by drinking like a bottle of water or a little moer right before you eat. It works me me i hope it works for you also
Here are some things that I find helpful.
1. drink lots of water
2. remeber the 15 minute rule, if you feel cravings or hunger,
drink a glass of water and wait 15 minutes
-avoiding refined carbohydrates
-getting plenty of natural sunlight on your skin
-drinking large amounts of water on a regular basis (# 1)
-getting plenty of fiber in your diet
remember there is absolutly nothing wrong with expirencing hunger pians from time to time
as well as,
if you eat two cups of cashews versus two cups of cabbage, your body can't really tell the difference for the first few minutes. Your stomach will turn off the hunger signals thinking you have eaten a large quantity of food regardless of whether you are eating cabbage or cashews, but in fact the cabbage may only contain 20 calories while the cashews contain as much as 900 or even 1000 calories. Two cups of cashews provides probably half the calories you need for the entire day, whereas two cups of cabbage provides virtually no calories whatsoever. You burn off the cabbage just digesting it. (Raw cabbage is, in fact, an outright cure for ulcers.
if water does not do the trick for you, is to purchase a 32-ounce quart of natural, organic vegetable broth. You can get organic vegetable broth from Trader Joe's, health food stores, or even many of the finer grocery stores that have a natural health section. The key is to get organic vegetable broth that does not contain excitotoxins. These are ingredients that cause neurological disorders because they overexcite and harm nerve cells. Those ingredients are MSG, yeast extract, autolyzed yeast extract, hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, and other similar ingredients. Warning: watch out for broth products made by Kitchen Basics. They claim their products don't contain MSG or yeast extract, but when I tried their product, I experienced a massive "MSG headache" that tells me it contains free glutamic acid that isn't listed on the label. (I'm very sensitive to MSG.) The brand of broth I buy is Trade Joe's house brand, which does not contain free glutamic acid.
You can also choose organic chicken broth if you prefer the flavor of chicken. Once you have that, simply empty the entire quart into a very large bowl, heat it up and eat it like soup. You will probably be unable to get through the entire bowl without feeling full. And how many calories have you consumed? Not 900 like you get in two cups of cashews or 1200 like in a big Mac, not even 300 calories like you get from a typical protein bar, instead you get 20 calories only. That's right: you can feel full on 20 calories by drinking an entire quart of organic vegetable broth.
eating a large bowl of leafy greens i good as weel, most people eat them plain but you can add 100 calories worth of dressing.
and.. (lol stick w/ me)
If your really hungry try this "instant banana pudding" recipe, and remember this is NOT like the store bought pudding You'll need a blender for this one.
Add a quart of soy milk to the blender, then a couple of scoops of unsweetened banana-flavored simply natural spirutein soy protein powder. (Sources are listed in the downloadable book, "Secret Sources." Add stevia powder as the sweetener. I also toss in some supergreens powders, but you may want to avoid that at first, since it's an acquired taste (and it turns your banana pudding green).
If you were to blend this up, you'd have a banana-flavored soy protein shake. But we're not done yet: while the blender is running, put in about 1/2 tablespoon of guar gum powder, plus another 1/2 tablespoon of xanthan gum powder. These are thickeners. Within seconds, your blender will start whining and the whole mixture will attain the consistency of pudding. Now just pour it into a bowl and eat it like banana pudding! The mixture has near-zero carbs, no sugars, and is high in soy protein. Plus, it tastes great and fills you up fast. This is my favorite choice for a late-night appetite emergency.
You can get guar gum and xanthan gum at a health food store, or order online at a vitamin supplier.
and... (yes I hav more)
PICKLES!!!! YES I SAID PICKLES!!!
But do NOT eat the store bought instead eat the ones found at Trader Joe's.
Link: http://www.traderjoes.com/ (skip this if you don't live by one, don't feel bad I don't either!)
You can also eat the LARGEST apple you can find!!!
and... ( I swear this is the last thing }: ] )
If all ends just use fiber supplements
I hope my advice helped!!! : )
Herbal tea, water, I'm sure you heard of that before. Eating just 5 almonds kills my appetite. Also lemonade, and even lemon tea kills my appetite. Drink a milkshake or a smoothie or one of those meal replacement drinks or bars.
self discipline, it feels much better in self control than having to take anything to control appetite, that works for me.