Natural Appetite Suppressant Foods

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If you fancy yourself a diligent dieter, then you don’t have to down a diet pill to tame your appetite. Sure, powerful anorectics such as phentermine and amphetamines do work short term, but stop taking them and your normal appetite will return with a vengeance. Take any synthetic appetite suppressant long term and you can count on some disturbing side effects such as dizziness, diarrhea, heart palpitations, insomnia, elevated blood pressure, and even impotence. Fortunately, many natural appetite suppressant foods will do the trick for just about any dieter on a mission.

From American staples such as red delicious apples to exotic Asian edibles such as umeboshi plums, the world is filled with deliciously healthy foods that satiate for hours longer than your average pasta dinner. Whether you’re looking to shed just a few pounds or more than 50, the 24 foods listed below are just a few that can help you reach your goal.

Almonds, Coffee, Green Leafy Vegetables, Salmon, Vegetable Juice, Apples, Dark Chocolate, Green Tea, Skim Milk, Avocado, Eggs, Hot Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, Wasabi, Cayenne Pepper, Flax Seeds, Oatmeal, Tofu, Water, Cinnamon, Ginger, Salad, Umeboshi Plums,   Whey Protein

Let’s look at a few favorites and how they work:

Almonds are rich with antioxidants. Just a handful increases feelings of fullness so you’ll eat less.

Apples take forever to eat. This gives the body time to receive the message that it’s full. Apples boost energy levels and regulate glucose. Whether sweet or tart, apples are also chock full of soluble fiber and pectin—things that make you feel full.

Cayenne Pepper, lemon, and hone
y—this is one of today’s most popular crash diets among celebrities. Though extreme, the cayenne pepper component holds water. Cayenne pepper gives the metabolism a huge boost. Just one teaspoon helps the body burn an extra 10 calories. This super spicy pepper also cuts an average of 60 calories from the next meal.

Coffee (caffeine) and the antioxidants from the coffee beans help boost metabolism and suppress the appetite.

Dark Chocolate (made of at least 70 percent cocoa) contains stearic acid. Stearic acid slows digestion and helps you feel full longer. The bitter taste also sends a signal to the body telling it to decrease the appetite.

Ginger (pure ginger) is a stimulant. It increases energy and improves digestion leading to a less hungry you. 

Green Tea contains catechins, which hinder migration of glucose into the body’s fat cells. This slows the rise of blood sugar, so it remains stable. When blood sugar is stable, your appetite stabilizes as well. 

Oatmeal (particularly steel cut oats) packs a double punch. Oats are slow digesting, which makes you feel full longer. They also suppress the annoying hunger hormone “ghrelin.”

Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help increase the appetite suppressing hormone “leptin.”

Water helps the body feel full without adding calories. Drink two 8 oz. glasses before each meal and you’ll cut an impressive 75 to 90 calories per sitting.

By incorporating these foods into your life you can help tame your appetite and suppress spikes of hunger.

Here's to your wellness,


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