Originally published September 8 2008
Lose Weight Without Feeling Constantly Hungry
by Sheryl Walters
(NaturalNews) There are so many different fad diets and different opinions on how to lose weight. Most people experience constant hunger when they go on a diet. Here are some of the best ways to lose weight without going hungry.
1. Stop Focusing solely on Calories
While there is much wisdom in the calorie principle, you can get caught up in calorie counting. Many people who count calories stop eating when their calories are up, resulting in hunger. Feeling hungry is never healthy, and causes people to overeat in the long run. This approach also clumps all calories into one box. Some calories are better for you than others. For example, some fats that are high in calories are actually good for weight loss. The healthier path towards weight loss is to focus on what you are eating.
2. Eat High Protein Foods
Research shows that protein satisfies the appetite more than carbohydrates or fat. Foods rich in protein include fish, eggs, lentils, beans, nuts and seeds.
3. Stick to eating Low Glycaemic Index (GI) Foods
The GI level shows how much sugar is released into the blood stream from a certain food. It also measures how quickly the release is. High GI foods are less satiating than food that releases less sugar more slowly. Low GI foods are protein dense foods, vegetables, and many fruits.
4. Eat plenty of Raw Foods
Incorporating as many raw fruits and vegetables as possible into your diet is definitely one of the best ways to lose weight and feel great. Raw foods are still in their natural state, provided they are organic and haven't traveled across the planet to get to you. This means that you are getting the natural ingredients and benefits that can be altered or destroyed when the food is cooked.
People who eat little and often throughout the day, including breakfast, are more likely to lose weight without hunger than people who eat all of their food in two meals. Having healthy snacks, such as fruit or nuts, in between meals is a good way to keep from becoming hungry and overeating. Grazing in the morning and throughout the day keeps the blood sugar levels balanced, which creates energy and balanced health.
6. Keep Healthy Food in the House
Even the healthiest people can find it tempting to eat rubbish when it is in the house. Only buy food that is going to encourage weight loss. Keep plenty of healthy food in the house and make sure to do your food shopping on a full stomach so that you aren't tempted by junk.
7. Curb alcohol intake without sacrifice
Many people find that they lose weight when they give up or cut down on alcohol. Make sure that you drink plenty of water to keep from overindulging in alcohol because of thirst.
8. Chew your food
Eating slowly and chewing thoroughly ensures that the body knows that food is inside and does not overeat.
About the authorSheryl is a kinesiologist, nutritionist and holistic practitioner.
Her website www.younglivingguide.com provides the latest research on preventing disease, looking naturally gorgeous, and feeling emotionally and physically fabulous. You can also find some of the most powerful super foods on the planet including raw chocolate, purple corn, and many others.
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