Remember when you could eat anything, at any time, in any amount that you wanted to? Those were the days, weren’t they? Well, despite it being sad to talk about, those days are over… like, long over. The days of being mindful of what you’re eating, what time in the day you’re eating it, and how much of it you’re eating, is something you need to pay attention to. Taking control of this appetite can be difficult, but by following the tips below, you can make appetite suppression easier.
Drink More Water! – Before eating a meal, drink a full glass of water. Why? By doing so, the water will fill you up, not to the point where you aren’t hungry, but just enough so that you don’t feel as hungry as you did before the glass of water. This little bit trickery on your stomach and mind, will save you from taking in more calories than you need to.
Chocolate Anyone? – If you feel hunger creeping in, and your next meal isn’t for a while still, don’t crack and snack on something to "tide you over". What if I told you that you could eat chocolate and that would help suppress your appetite? Sounds too good to be true, I know, but it’s true. It has been proven that snacking on dark chocolate, in moderation, can help you reduce the temptation of snacking and make it to your next meal at your planned time.
Pay Attention! – When eating, do your best to just focus on eating. Refrain from eating while watching television or eating in low lighting areas. It has been proven that when you are eating while focused on something else or in a low lit area, you are more likely to eat more than your body requires.
Bottom line – Remember these aren’t your dietary glory days anymore, start paying attention to what, when, where, and how much you’re eating!