Sunday, 20 March 2016
Learning how to control your appetite is a very important component of weight loss.
You must eat less in order to lose weight, so appetite is an important variable that comes into play. If you want to lose weight, manage body weight and improve body composition, your appetite is a very important element that needs to be addressed in order to accomplish these goals.
The simple fact is that eating too much food is the biggest factor that causes people to gain excess fat. Although everyone needs a certain amount of food daily to stay alive and healthy, people who are overweight got there because of over-indulgence, specifically over-consuming high calorie foods. And usually the biggest culprit behind this problem is appetite.
An active appetite is not really a bad thing. In fact, some people need to increase their appetite to eat more for better nourishment and healthy weight gain (increase muscle mass). Appetite only becomes a problem when it leads us to eat too much of the foods that make us fat and unhealthy.
How To Control Your Appetite For Weight Loss?
So if you have a big appetite, what can you do to control your appetite in order to lose weight? There are different ways to control appetite. Some ways are nutritional and some ways are psychological. You can control appetite nutritionally by selecting and combining certain foods that help make you feel full faster.
Controlling appetite psychologically requires that you develop the discipline and willpower to control your calories at all times.
Always pay attention to portion sizes, notice how full your stomach feels and never stuff yourself. The idea that you have to clear off your entire plate, especially at restaurants or when you're served by others, is one you have to get out of your head.
Try to stop eating when you're only 80% full. And it’s also a good idea to know your exact calorie needs and stop when you've reached your predetermined limit for each meal.
Appetite is a crucial factor that affects any type of weight loss goal. Therefore, you have to develop the ability to effectively control your appetite when trying to lose weight.