Despite what many people who’ve never been so much as a single pound overweight will tell you, losing weight isn’t easy. Sure, technically, it might be a matter of eating less and moving more, but there’s much more to it than that. Many of us have deep-rooted reasons why we overeat and without addressing them, we may never see the kind of progress we would like. Then, there’s the hunger. When you’re trying to lose weight by exercising and eating less, the hunger can be all-pervasive and it’s not a feeling that can be easily ignored for long periods.
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The good news is that it is perfectly possible to lose weight without feeling hungry and if you can do that, you’re much more likely to succeed. So, take a look at these great tips to help you lose weight without those hunger pangs
Ways to Lose Weight & Feel Good
Start with food Substitutions
If when you decide to lose weight, you immediately ditch all of the ‘bad’ foods and start surviving on nothing more than kale, quinoa and protein shakes, you are going to feel hungry, then give up and binge. It’s practically guaranteed. What you should do instead is slowly phase out the ‘bad’ foods, and replace them with filling alternatives.
For example, replace refined carbs like white rice with sweet potatoes or your usual cheese fix with cottage cheese and do this gradually until your diet looks pretty good and your body has adjusted to the changes.
Don’t Skip Meals
It’s tempting when you’re dieting to skip a meal or two (usually breakfast). Although this works for some people, for most of us it just leads to increased hunger throughout the day. That leads to overeating.
The key is to be sure that every meal is well balanced and filled with slow-release foods like quinoa, brown rice, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. This will keep you going until your next meal so you aren’t tempted to snack or overeat at any time.
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Try a Supplement
There are some supplements that will help you feel fuller for longer, even if you’re eating smaller portions than usual. You can click here to find out more about them. They can be particularly useful when you’re just starting out on your weight loss journey and finding it difficult because these supplements will diminish your hunger. After a while, your body will readjust to feel happy with the smaller, healthier meals you take in.
Eat Lots of Good Fats
One of the worst mistakes you can make when you’re dieting is to completely cut out fats from your diet. Don’t believe me? Click here for the lowdown on healthy fats. Not only are good fats, like avocados, coconut oil, and olive oil essential in that they feed your body the essential fats they need to function well, but they are highly satiating. This means a small amount will give you lots of energy and keep you from falling off the wagon.
Staying hydrated by drinking water all day long helps to keep the hunger at bay because often what we think is hunger is actually thirst. When you’re eating less and exercising more you are likely to be more thirsty if you don’t step up your water drinking game.
Losing weight should be a long-term goal rather than a quick fix, and these tips will certainly help reduce your hunger so that you can stay the course and be successful.
– Marsha 💋