Appetite Suppressing Foods! Eat and lose weight?

Most fitness professionals preach eating whole foods when you can and only substitute with supplements when you absolutely have no other choice. We especially preach that with fat loss because there is no such thing as a magic weight loss pill. So what can you eat to help you suppress your appetite and burn more.

Greek or Icelandic yogurt
Greek and Icelandic yogurt (both strained to remove the liquid whey) are thicker, creamier and richer in protein than their regular yogurt counterparts, making them one of the best snacks for curbing appetite. It's the protein that keeps us feeling full. A 5.3-ounce container of plain nonfat Greek yogurt contains 15 grams of protein; the same portion of plain nonfat Icelandic-style skyr yogurt provides 17 grams of protein. By comparison, a regular fat-free plain yogurt contains 7 grams of protein.

Avocados
You may know that avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy fats. And with 9 calories per gram -- more than double the calories per gram of carbohydrates or protein -- fat fills us up fast, which can be beneficial in controlling hunger.
Avocados are rich in a fat known as oleic acid, which offers an added benefit in terms of the fruit's effects on appetite.
Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid also found in high quantities in olive and canola oils. In the body, it is converted into a compound known as OEA (oleoylethanolamide).

Red chili peppers
Capsaicin is the plant compound in red chili peppers that gives them their "hot" sensation. But the burn can work both ways, as these heat-packed peppers can keep calories in check, which is key to weight loss.
Research suggests that capsaicin may help curb hunger. In one small study, when individuals consumed red pepper with their breakfast, they experienced a decrease in appetite before lunch and consumed less protein and fat during lunch. Another study found that adding red pepper to an appetizer significantly reduced the total amount of calories and carbohydrates consumed during lunch and during a snack served hours later. 

Barley
Though it's rich in carbohydrates, barley is another natural appetite suppressant, as the grain contains a unique combination of dietary fibers that make it extra filling.
In one study, individuals ate bread made out of barley kernels for three days at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Researchers found that the participants experienced improved appetite control and a boost in metabolism for up to 14 hours after their last meal, along with a decrease in blood sugar and insulin levels.

On the other hand, the beneficial effects may be greatest when one first starts consuming red pepper, as its effects may decrease over time. Another study found that those who don't consume red pepper regularly experienced a decrease in their desire to eat fatty and salty foods when they do.

These are just a few of the options to help you stay full longer and start losing some lbs! Enjoy. 



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