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Natural Appetite Suppressants

Posted by terrepruitt on January 31, 2012

Almonds – They have everything good in a meal; carbohydrates, fiber, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals.  If you don’t have a nut allergy they are a great snack.

Water –  If you drink water you feel full.  In fact research has stated that sometimes the body indicates dehydration as hunger.  So it could be that you are not really hungry but dehydrated and in need of water.

Ginger – Is also an appetite suppressant.  Not only does it help suppress, but as mentioned on my blog before it helps with digestion once you do eat.

Avocado – Studies have shown that the body converts an acid contained in the avocado to a hormone that increases the feeling of satiety and fullness. But just as with almonds they do contain a high amount of fat so the key is still moderation.

Coffee – The caffeine, coffee stimulates the central nervous system and can suppresses the appetite.  Suppressing the appetite yet drinking  a lot of cream and sugar might not give you the result you want, so black coffee could be the answer.  Don’t drink too much because then you could get jittery AND hungry!  

Apples – With the fiber and the bulk an apple can help fill you up and help with regulating your system.

Sweet Potatoes – As a complex carbohydrate a sweet potato can give you the feeling of fullness and sustained energy.

Tofu – Studies have shown that the hormone peptide is an appetite suppressant. Tofu is a great source of protein and it is protein that is responsible for the release of this hormone.  Helps explain why a breakfast with protein keeps you feeling full longer than one just full of simple carbohydrates. 

Wasabi – Some say spicy foods make you feel full.  If you like hot and spicy you can be the judge.

Green Tea – Research has proven that green tea helps you feel full.  As with all of these listed, it really is up to you and what you think, but I am sure you have heard about the other benefits of green tea with its anti-oxidants.  Remember unless you get decaffeinated green tea, it does have caffeine.
 
Oatmeal – Slow cook oatmeal has a lot of fiber.  Fiber helps you feel full and stay full.

Green leafy veggies –  With leafy greens it is fiber and the fact that you can eat a lot and actually GET full!  So leafy greens actually fill you AND suppress the appetite.

Salmon – Salmon has Omega 3, fat helps you feel full.  It also has protein. 

Flax Seeds – Omega 3 and fiber.  A winning combination.

Cinnamon – Since cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar and there is a link between hunger and blood sugar levels, it is logical that cinnamon would help suppress or at least help stabilize the feeling of being hungry or full.

Pine Nuts – Remember, we have already said that protein helps suppress the appetite, well, Pine nuts contain the highest amount of protein of any nut or seed. They also affect the hormones that work to signal the brain that you’re no longer hungry.

Some of these can be eaten as a snack in between meals to help you from being too hungry and maybe eating something unhealthy.  Or then can be added to a meal to help you feel more satisfied and stay full longer.  Or you can combine them to help you keep from in between meal snacking. 

You can add wasabi to your salmon.  Throw some flax seeds, pine nuts, or almonds on your leafy greens.  Sprinkle some cinnamon in your coffee.  Add some ginger to your water.  Apple in your oatmeal.  Avocado and tofu?  Either way you have some health natural ways to suppress your appetite and/or keeping you feeling full and satisfied.  What do you think?

10 Responses to “Natural Appetite Suppressants”

  1. Michele said

    mmm…thank you for the reminder, I put cinnamon on my coffee grounds (before I brewed) this morning and used a little wasabi mayo on my turkey sandwich for lunch!!

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  2. suzicate said

    Thank you for this,,,lots of things I like.

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    • Awesome. I think there is a good variety here and a lot of ways to even mix it up more. I am sure not everything works for everyone, but I hope at least one or two works for everyone!

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  3. niachick said

    I have yet to find anything that suppresses my appetite. Drinking water before eating a meal is supposedly good for not eating as much, but I’ve experimented and I still eat just as much even if I drink water beforehand. I love ginger, avocado, coffee, apples, sweet potatoes, tofu, green tea, oatmeal, green leafy veggies, salmon, flax seed, cinnamon and pine nuts. I’ve never actually been conscious of them suppressing my appetite but I’ll certainly give it a go one of these days.

    Wasabi…now there’s something that will suppress my appetite — especially if I have to eat it. No can do. Turns my gut into a flamepit.

    I just love your posts, Terre. So full of good info. Love you sweetie!

    jill

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    • Ha. I was thinking WHAT can suppress my appetite is why I looked stuff up and wrote this. I think that timing in combination with what is how I need to do it. I need to eat protein in the morning and then eat a little something every two hours. The three meals a day does not work for me.

      I am sure that some of these will work for some people, and some may not work at all. It is just fun to play with it and see.

      THANKS FOR BEING HERE!!! Missed you!

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  4. Hello! I know this is somewhat off-topic but I needed to ask.
    Does managing a well-established blog like yours take a massive amount work?
    I am brand new to running a blog however I
    do write in my journal daily. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my own experience and views online. Please let me know if you have any kind of recommendations or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!

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    • Yes.

      Your blog might be different as it looks as if you are strictly selling a product. So just post about that. Or if you are sharing your own experienced and views then, that’s easy, just type ’em up and share. Easy peasy. It is research that takes time, opinions and experiences just take as much time as it takes to type it.

      Ha, I am sorry, I don’t really have any recommendations and tips. I PERSONALLY as a blog READER like CONSISTENCY. I like when people post on certain days otherwise I go to their blog and they haven’t posted in awhile so I stop visiting.

      Good luck blogging and selling your product!

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