Holidays are the part of the year when most people experience overeating and uncontrolled hunger. Many of them will explain later they weren’t SO hungry, but their mind tricked them to think like that. However, there are some things you can do to reduce that extreme hunger which can’t be tamed. There are some foods you can eat every day and still you will take fewer calories and won’t feel so hungry. General rules, when it comes to food, is to eat small and frequent meals throughout the day, to keep your metabolism happy and your cravings at bay.
Eggs are excellent choice for any time of the day. They are very rich in proteins, but one egg contains only 60 calories. Proteins from the food are known to raise the production of hunger suppression peptide in the body, which is also known as PYY peptide. Eat the eggs for breakfast or in the middle of the day and choose the way you like them: poached, boiled or scrambled. Any way you eat them they will be very useful to stop the hunger from appearing. Studies also revealed that eating eggs in the morning usually reduce the amount of the calories people take for the rest of the day.
These fruits are great sources of fibers, and a regular size apple has only 70 calories. Whole apple is better hunger suppressant then the apple juice, since it will provide more fibers and fewer calories than fruit juice. Pectin is just one of the fibers from the apple, proven to make you feel like your stomach is full for a longer time period.
Almonds and pine nuts are very useful to chew on, especially at the parties. There are always some nuts at the end of the table, so you won’t have to worry. Also, you can always bring you own zip lock with some pine nuts or almonds and use it. These nuts are not low in calories, you should know that, but the amount of proteins and fibers present in them will suppress your hunger for sure. Because some of the fat from the almonds can’t be absorbed, you don’t have to worry about all that calories, just a fragment of those will end up in your body.
Oatmeal is considered to be one of the best breakfast meals, because of the fibers and complex carbs it contains. It will take you some time to digest this breakfast and you can be sure that you won’t crave for anything after that. Avoid instant oatmeal, because it may contain additional sugar and calories as well, and opt for oats or steel oats.