Natural Appetite Suppressants
Do you have the munchies all the time? Trying to suppress that chocolate craving? Here are some basics ingredients that will help naturally suppress you appetite so that you can make the best healthy eating decisions rather than gorging on a double cheese burger and large fries! Nuts These handy snacks aren't just filled with the good fats that help keep your cholesterol low — they are also a great source of fiber that will fill you up and keep you full longer than if you were eating carbs. Try some of these recipes: Multigrain Cereal with Almonds, Blueberries, and Sage Cinnamon Almond Butter Spices Studies have shown that spicy food can help keep you fuller longer and it sets your metabolism on fire! A recent study actually found that people ate 60 fewer calories when cayenne pepper was added to their tomato soup. So get your spice on! Try some of these recipes: Vegetable Thai Curry Sweet Potato Avocado Tostadas Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Mint And no, Thin Mints don't count. The smell of mint is also an effective appetite suppressant to grab that gum, peppermint tea, or even a mint-flavored candle! Try these recipes: Mint and Rosemary Water Frozen Mint Lemonade Mint, Cucumber, Lime Water Leafy Greens There is a reason why it is so much easier to finish a large serving of french fries than it is to eat an entire bowl of spinach. The high water content and fiber found in leafy greens like lettuce, spinach, and kale fills you up quickly. Try these recipes: Spinach and Egg White Omlette Italian Orzo and Spinach Soup Spinach Quinoa Cakes Coffee Some studies have found that caffeine may suppress your appetite for a short time, although the effects haven't been shown with long-term consumption. If you're really craving a bar of chocolate, try going for a cup of black coffee instead. Lemon Eating something sour can help curb sweet cravings, helping you feel satisfied after a meal. Try these recipes: Avocado Fries with Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta Stuffed Artichokes Green Tea Drinking hot water can help keep you full, and better yet, green tea speeds up your metabolism!