Foods That Keep You Full the Longest

As of 2010, approximately 69% of Americans were considered overweight or obese. And that number continues to increase each year. What’s the secret to losing (or at least just maintaining) weight? “For weight loss, diet seems to be more effective than physical activity,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “You have to do huge amounts of physical activity to lose weight, but you can get a better energy deficit just by cutting down on calories.” And at least one study found that participants eating a high fiber, high protein diet lost more body weight than participants who were not. That’s because foods that are high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats tend to keep you full for longer periods of time. These types of foods take longer to digest, slow down the emptying of your stomach, and help stabilize your blood sugar levels, leading to a prolonged feeling of fullness. Here … Continue reading

Why am I Always Hungry?

Hunger is a complex physiological and psychological response, influenced by a variety of factors. The frequency with which people feel hungry can vary widely based on factors such as individual metabolism, activity level, diet, and overall health. On average, however, most people experience some level of hunger multiple times throughout the day. But what if you’re someone who seems to be hungry all the time?! 10 Reasons Why You May Always Feel Hungry If you’re someone who has almost constant hunger pains (even after eating, at night, or when you’re tired), or you find that your hunger patterns are causing discomfort or disrupting your daily life, here may be some potential reasons to consider that may be causing your constant hunger: Diet Composition: Consuming foods that are high in simple carbohydrates and sugars can lead to rapid spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels, which can trigger feelings of hunger … Continue reading

The Importance of Fat

Weight Loss Breakthroughs How many of these come out every year? Dieting is an obsessional behavior; it is not normal or rational. Most conventional diets cleverly encourage the obsession by having you count calories or remembering what you can or cannot eat. These diets treat eating in complicated ways according to inflexible rules. Fat-free usually means added sugar and caffeine. You need to ask yourself does being thin mean that you are healthy? NO! Thin people get cancer and heart disease. It’s the nutritional quality of food combined with exercise that make life, longevity (and weight loss) a permanently attainable goal. Counting fat grams takes your focus off of the nutritional quality of the food; you assume that all fats are equal. By eating more nutritious foods and including some QUALITY fat in your diet you will get hungry less often. So the question becomes “what are good fats”? Omega 3 … Continue reading