Appetite Control

Written by Rylee Newton
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For many people dieting is so much more than an issue of appetite control. For these people food has taken on an emotional role in their lives, and more often than not, their struggle to lose weight is a struggle for self acceptance. If you're on a diet, it's natural to experience feelings of longing or actual hunger pains. If you have significantly reduced your calorie intake, or you have increased your activity level, it makes sense for your body to signal the brain to increase the amount of food you're consuming.

Many people turn to physical activity for appetite control. I know this has always been a problem for me because when I work out, I end up eating more food. If you can manage to work out and eat sensibly for the rest of the day, you're well on your way to a lifetime of weight management. As with any new routine, it's a good idea to start your exercise program slowly, and increase the intensity over time.

A Sensible Approach to Appetite Control

For many people, the trick to weight loss and appetite control is to simply take accountability for the foods and beverages that they consume on a daily basis. One of the best ways to do this is to keep a daily record of the foods you consume. Even if you just want to start eating healthier, recording your intake can help to address any problems in your current diet. Some people can lose five to ten pounds in a single year just by eliminating things like excessive sodas, or high-fat, high-sugar breakfast options like sugary cereals or muffins that are high in fat.

If you need to jump start your weight loss, you might want to consider speaking with your personal physician about appetite suppressants. There are several teas on the market that have proven to reduce cravings. Some people find doing simple things like writing in their journals, or taking time out to meditate helps to reduce obsessive feelings about food. You can also find several natural products that are non-addictive and highly effective at reducing cravings for anywhere from four to eight hours.


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