Regaining Control with Appetite Relief®
Like many of us, you may find yourself consistently suffering from food cravings. Whether it’s that piece of chocolate cake, or one of your favorite foods, these cravings are hard to resist. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help relieve your urge to eat. First, and most importantly, you want to be sure that you are eating an appropriate amount for your metabolic type and body weight. If you are eating an appropriate amount and still suffer from these cravings, you may want to try Appetite Relief® Lozenges to help curb your cravings. Here are a few other things you may want to keep in mind:
That’s right! You do have to eat. It is suggested you eat three square meals a day, as well as a healthy snack. It is also recommended you eat every four hours, as your blood sugar levels and hunger hormones depend on it. Breakfast is especially important to get your body’s metabolism operating properly for the day. We suggest a healthy balance of grains, light dairy, and some fruit to keep you satisfied through the morning until lunch. If you need some extra help, take an Appetite Relief® Lozenge to get you through.
When you’re feeling hungry but have already eaten, try having a large glass of water or seltzer. This will relieve some of your hunger and help to hold you over until it is time to eat again.
If you can’t bear the thought of another glass of water, try adding a slice of lemon or some fresh mint leaves to give your water a refreshing new taste. Water is a vital nutrient for your body, which is composed of nearly 70% water. Water will flush toxins out of your system, as well as keeping you hydrated and healthy. When in doubt, drink more water.
It is recommended that you get a minimum of seven hours of sleep every night. Sleep is imperative for an optimally performing brain, body, and limbic system. There are two hormones that regulate our appetite, Leptin and Ghrelin. These hormones are directly affected by the amount of sleep our bodies achieve. These hormones operate on a “checks and balances” system which controls our feelings of hunger and fullness. Attaining at least seven hours of sleep on a nightly basis will help to regulate these hormones and insure that they are functioning properly. In turn, your body will more easily be able to curb your appetite, as well as be more physically capable of handling the day to day stresses of life.
Unfortunately, hunger will never go away. Sooner or later, you will feel hungry. That is why it is important that you are snacking on the right kinds of food. Be wary of packaged foods such as “health bars” and “100 calorie count” chips. Instead, prepare some fruits, nuts, or vegetables to snack on between meals. By selecting these healthier options, you are able to keep a lower calorie count, as well as achieving an ideal fiber to sugar ratio. These snacks will also supply your body with much more of the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at its highest ability.
THE DAY TO DAY
The good news is that losing weight is not impossible. Although it is difficult, there are steps you can take to help you reach your goals. Unfortunately, it will most likely be difficult to kick some of the bad habits that you have acquired. The key is to replace these old habits with newer, more healthful ones. Losing weight and becoming healthier is a journey, one which CAN be enjoyable. Embrace your creativity with trying new foods, find ways to exercise that are enjoyable to you, and stay positive. Being healthy does not have to be boring!
In order to achieve a goal, you must be fully committed to it. Take time to examine where you are now in terms of your health, and set goals for the future. What awaits you is a brand new slimmer, healthier you. Appetite Relief® will be with you every step of the way, assisting you through tough times and ultimately helping you achieve your goals. Although it will not be easy, if you are committed and consistent with your effort you will see positive results.