Great post by @marcinevin
read what she has to say below 👇
- - “Eating for fat loss is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Especially if you’re trying to white knuckle your way through intense hunger. -
While some hunger will, and should, be expected while dieting, here are some tips to make it less frequent and more manageable.
Eating small, frequent meals won't increase your metabolism, nor is it more effective for fat loss. What is true, however, is your body gets used to the intervals at which you eat. If you’re grazing all day, you’ll likely always feel a little bit of hunger, since you’ve set your body up for expecting that food is coming every few hours. Larger meals are more satisfying, so try sticking to 3 or 4 more filling meals so that you can go 4-5 hours in between without thinking much about food.
Protein is the most filling macro and helps keep your blood sugar balanced. Aim for at least 20-30 grams with all your meals.
High volume, high fiber foods allow you to eat more food for fewer calories. Plus they take up more room in your stomach, which will make you feel full. Load your plate with foods like oatmeal, egg whites, fibrous veggies, and low calorie fruits.
Eating fat won’t fill you up, but it does help keep you full. I’m not saying to pour oil over everything, but adding a little healthy fats can extend the amount of time you can go between meals.
Much of our perceived hunger has to do with how satisfying our meals are. If you eat nothing but dry chicken and steamed broccoli, chances are you will feel hungry because you didn’t actually enjoy your food. Find healthy foods you love to eat and build your meals around those. Also, limit the hyperalatable foods like cookies, chips, crackers, and candies. Eating those often will make you crave them even more. -
Often times we mistake thirst for hunger. Drinking calorie free beverages will keep you hydrated and keep your stomach full until it’s time to eat again. But don’t go getting your calories from sugary drinks that will do nothing to make you full. -
Lastly, check in with yourself. Are you truly hungry, or do you just want to eat because you're sad, lonely, anxious.”