Cravings and hunger pains are the top 2 things that keep me from staying on track with a healthy lifestyle. It is almost impossible for me to ignore that chocolate cupcake piled high with icing when my stomach is grumbling. And it is very hard to focus on work when all I can think about is whether there are leftovers from last night’s dinner.
What can anyone do about this? How can you curb hunger and temptations? I’ve read many articles and books about this and see many of the same ideas: eat more often, drink more water, don’t skip breakfast, eat slower, etc. These are all very valid ways to control your appetite. However, today I am going to share a few “new to me” ideas and let you know what I am going to try to conquer my hunger. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas to help control your appetite!
Similar to acupuncture, acupressure is based on the idea that manipulating certain points on your body can help alleviate pain, heal the body and much more. Acupressure doesn’t involve needles; instead, as the name implies, you apply pressure to certain points on the body. According to Livestrong.com, there are 7 acupressure points on the body that control appetite: earlobe, knee, upper lip, jaw (near ear), calf, inner knee, and palm. Check out the article to see exactly how to apply pressure in each spot.
My verdict? I’ve never been one for alternative medicine. That is until I tried acupressure for my migraines. I have had a bit of success with decreasing the migraine pain with certain acupressure points. So, this may be worth a try.
Many studies have been conducted about how color influences us. It has been shown that the color red gives you a surge of energy and stimulates your appetite. On the other hand, blue is a calming color and will decrease your appetite. Some weight loss professionals will recommend using blue dishes and utensils or even placing a blue light in the refrigerator!
My verdict? I’m not sure about this one… seems a bit out there for me. If you’ve tried it and had success, let me know in the comments.
Natural psyllium fiber
I know what fiber is, and how it can help in digestion, but until recently I hadn’t heard of psyllium fiber. I picked up Meta Appetite Control while I was in the digestive wellness aisle at Walgreens the other day and was reading the label. I had to pick it up, it said “appetite control” right in the brand name! Apparently, it is the #1 doctor recommended fiber brand and has 100% natural psyllium fiber. It is clinically proven to reduce your appetite for up to four hours.
I wondered what the heck psyllium fiber was. This is what I found when I looked it up: Psyllium is a form of fiber made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. In every serving of Meta Appetite Control, the psyllium fiber thickens and forms a gel which aids in the sensation of fullness. Just add the powder to water, mix and enjoy to curb hunger between meals.
My verdict? This one seems like a no-brainer. My diet needs more fiber (most American diets do) and the orange flavor sounds delicious.
Am I going to try any of these 3 ideas?
As you can tell from my verdict for each idea, I’m going to start with the one that seems most likely to work for me – Meta Appetite Control. I like that it is clinically proven and recommended by doctors. I also like that it is 100% natural psyllium fiber and not a bunch of chemicals. I’ll check back in with you to let you know how it goes – so stay tuned! I am excited to control my appetite and temptations between meals. And of course, if I happen to lose weight in the process, I wouldn’t be upset.
Have you tried any of these methods to control your appetite? Do you think Meta Appetite Control would work for you? Share in the comments.
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