For the femmetotales a great diet is the way to stay fit. One of the fastest ways to calm your hunger and sugar cravings is by eating protein. Protein is great for keeping you satisfied and can also decrease your cravings. It puts the brakes on your neuronal reward system, that is, the brain chemicals that make you feel good and causes you to get more food even when you’re not hungry. Here are a few ways to combat cravings with protein.
- Instead of reaching for a cookie, fill up on a handful of nuts or a low fat plain yoghurt. That way you’ll curb cravings for sweets by giving your body the kind of sustained energy it really needs rather than raising your blood sugar with high-sugar impact foods.
- Make sure you have a protein rich breakfast. A high protein breakfast suppresses hunger hormones faster than a high carbohydrate breakfast.
- How much protein should you consume in a day? One meta-analysis concluded that 25-30 grammes of protein at each meal benefits weight loss, appetite and other health factors.
Eat right! Stay Chique!