Bottomless appetite getting in the way of your weight loss goals? Don’t be hangry – with a few small changes to your day, it’s easy to show those constant cravings who’s boss.
Grab a cuppa and gather round, SkinnyMinters. Here are 5 of the easiest ways to curb your appetite. No need to throw out your skinny jeans just yet!
Not any old gummies, though! Part of the SkinnyMint 2-step Super Fat Burning Gummies program, Hunger Buster Gummies are specially formulated to keep those powerful pangs at bay. Perfect for 3:30-itis, the sugar-free, pineapple flavor Hunger Buster Gummies contain Garcinia Cambogia – scientifically shown to drive fat loss and weight loss. Chew 2 Gummies just as that afternoon hunger’s about to strike, washed down with a large glass of water.
(In the morning, you’ll also take 2 espresso flavor Power Up Gummies. These are formulated with Green Coffee Bean to increase resting metabolic rate, drive weight loss and fat loss, and reduce fat absorption.)
So easy to do, so effective! Often, dehydration can be confused with hunger, so make sure you’re drinking the recommended 2 liters a day. If you’re hungry, try drinking a large glass and waiting 10 – 15 minutes. Often, you’ll find your appetite has completely disappeared! Bored by the bland taste? Pimp your H20 with a squeeze of lemon or lime, or infuse it with some mint, strawberries or cucumber. Yum!
Lack of quality sleep really does impact your mood, concentration and energy levels, and can have you skipping your morning workout and making bad food choices all day long. To avoid mindless snacking in search of that afternoon energy surge, make sure you’re not scrimping on the zs. If you’re struggling to nod off, make sure you’re giving yourself enough downtime. The National Sleep Foundation (US) recommends switching off all your tech at least an hour before bed. Keep your devices OUT of the bedroom, and try sipping on a soothing cup of tea, like SkinnyMint Night Cleanse, 30 minutes before shut eye.
If you’re opting for processed white carbs and sugary foods at every meal, you’ll never get your appetite under control! High Glycemic Index (GI) foods might give you instant energy, but they also cause a spike in insulin and blood sugar, which is quickly followed by a crash that leaves you just as ravenous as before. To keep your appetite on a tighter leash, make sure you favor complex, low GI carbs, as well as plenty of belly-filling protein.
And now for a quirky one… There’s a common belief that burning a vanilla candle can help reduce cravings for sugary treats and chocolate. How? A Reader’s Digest article calls it the ‘Christmas Dinner Syndrome’ – whereby the chef loses their appetite after hours slaving in the kitchen while the other guests dig in happily. The theory goes that immersing yourself in a food scent reduces your desire for it. Definitely worth a shot this Easter!
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