If your big appetite is interfering with weight loss, here are ways to beat this problem.
There really is nothing wrong with having a big appetite as long as you can properly manage it and accept that hunger is a normal part of life.
First, Learn how to Effectively Satisfy a Big Appetite
You don’t have to be deprived. You can eat what you like, but just learn how to eat it in a controlled manner.
If you HAVE to have a brownie, then have one. Tell yourself it’s okay to eat only one brownie and still feel you want three more.
Just don’t act on your thoughts.
Also ask yourself, Is it the brownies you really want? Or do you just want some chocolate anything?
“Have a small piece of dark chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth,” suggests Prajakta Apte, RDN, owner and founder of Right Nutrition Works who helps people create a healthier lifestyle.
“Cocao beans are a powerful source of antioxidants which helps improve your HDL (good cholesterol) and helps LDL from oxidation. It may also help improve your blood pressure and brain function.”
Learn How to Exercise for Your Big Appetite
It’s easier said than done to switch to a 100 percent whole-foods, unprocessed diet.
And even then, it’s STILL possible to overeat and stay overweight if you have a large appetite.
So if you’re eating healthier foods but still having an issue with portion control, at least TIME your big meal so that it gets used more efficiently for fuel rather than mostly for fat storage.
Try HIIT — high intensity interval training. A session of HIIT will elevate your resting metabolism after the workout is done, and during that time, food will be more efficiently burned for recovery energy.
After the HIIT workout, have your big bowl of brown rice, barley or quinoa and 10 ounces of salmon.
More Ways to Satisfy the Big Appetite without Sabotaging Weight Management
Apte recommends making the sweet potato a part of your regular diet.
The sweet potato is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. “Sweet potatoes also have ample amounts of vitamin C, and magnesium,” says Apte.
Don’t worry about the carb count. This is a nutrient-dense food and will satisfy you.
“Consume a swirl of honey as a part of your healthy diet regimen,” continues Apte.
“Use of honey has shown many health benefits. It may improve heart health, lower blood pressure, helps relieve constipation.” Try honey on bread next time you’re tempted to put on jelly or jam.
If you incorporate all these little tricks into your eating habits, you will find that losing unwanted weight is easier.