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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Shaping a New You for 2012!

If you are among those individuals who are still trying hard to make a great difference for this year 2012 when it comes to diet, this simple tips that I will give you  could be of great help to you. I was once an aspirant of losing weight to the extent of not eating anything at all (of course such way is not advisable for it could affect your health negatively). But all of those will (or shall i say unsuccessful attempt) was gone when I conceived my baby. As pregnant, I became unconscious with my weight anymore knowing that it is normal for pregnant women to really gain lots of weight. However, it made me realize now that I still need to watch my diet especially during postpartum period.

So, I have here list of natural appetite suppressants that will help you stay full and will therefore lower your calorie intake...
ALMOND. Now, who doesn't love almond? This is so rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E and magnesium have also been shown to increase feelings of fullness in people and help with weight management


COFFEE. a moderate amount of coffee can help boost metabolism and suppress your appetite. Coffee's secret? Caffeine, along with antioxidants from the coffee beans. Just don't cancel out those good effects with too much sugar or cream!
DARK CHOCOLATE. a little dark chocolate helps to lower your cravings because the bitter taste signals the body to decrease your appetite. Not to mention that the steric acid in dark chocolate helps slow digestion to help you feel fuller longer. If dark chocolate is too bitter for you, try having a piece with a cup of black coffee—it'll bring out the sweetness!
EGGS. eating an egg or two for breakfast can help dieters feel more full over 24 hours. (I am just quite confused if the outer color of the egg shell has some significance or any egg color will do:)
SWEET POTATOES. potatoes contain a special type of starch that resists digestive enzymes, making them stay in your stomach longer and therefore keep you full. Plus, they're full of vitamin A and vitamin C!
AVOCADO. Full of fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, avocados suppress appetite when eaten in moderation. In fact, the fats in these little guys send signals to your brain that tell your stomach that it's full!
APPLES. Apples of all varieties and types help suppress hunger for a number of reasons. First, apples are filled with soluble fiber and pectin, which help you feel full. Apples also regulate your glucose and boost your energy level. Finally, apples require lots of chewing time, which helps slow you down and gives your body more time to realize that you're no longer hungry. Plus, they just taste good!

GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES. If you're really looking for a highly nutritious food that will fill you up for hours, you can't beat green leafy vegetables. From kale to spinach to Swiss chard, these fibrous greens (eaten raw or gently sautéed with a little olive oil) are delicious and definitely keep hunger at bay.
TOFU. A rich plant-based protein source, tofu isn't just for vegetarians! Tofu is high in an isoflavone called genistein, which has been shown to suppress appetite and lower food intake.
And lastly,

WATER. Could taming your appetite be as easy as drinking an extra glass or two of water? Science says yes! In one August 2010 study, people who drank two glasses of water before a meal ate between 75 and 90 fewer calories at the meal than those who didn't drink water. Love that H2O! 

Keeping ourselves fit and physically healthy needs a strong determination. Without that determination, we tend to follow a diet program for just a short span of time without total commitment. Losing weight isn't that easy after all but with great determination comes great decision. YOU CAN MAKE IT!

Get more health tips at http://www.shape.com.

God bless you on all your endeavor towards a healthy lifestyle!






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