When you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably working out more and eating less.
Then the hunger cravings start.
You really want to snack and satisfy those cravings.
This makes losing weight feel impossible.
But there are a few simple solutions that can help you snack less...
- Add More Protein
You probably need more protein in your diet.
First, adding protein is helpful to so many things in your body.
It helps your skin look younger. It strengthens your bones. It improves gut health. It even makes your hair grow faster.
Second, it helps you stay full for a longer amount of time.
This means you don’t feel like snacking and will have fewer cravings.
So how much protein should you add?
We typically add 10-20 grams of protein a day.
We add one scoop to our post-workout milk for an added protein boost.
Bonus: the protein also helps boost muscles after a workout.
- Drink More Water
Drinking more water is helpful for so many reasons: it hydrates your skin, it improves your organ functions, and it flushes out toxins.
It also helps you feel full.
When you wake up in the morning, drink a full glass of water to make sure you’re hydrated.
Drink a full glass of water before every meal to aid in digestion and help you eat less.
Drink another full glass before you go to bed.
Make sure that you’re drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day.
I know it sounds like a lot, and it is, but your body needs it.
- Eat More Fiber
It turns out that fiber doesn’t breakdown in your stomach as quickly as other foods.
This means it’s a slow digestion and it stays in your stomach for longer.
Here are some fiber-high foods to eat:
- Chia seeds
- Whole wheat
- Dark chocolate
- Eat Smaller Meals More Often
Sometimes, your body doesn’t want 2-3 heavy meals without anything in between.
If it’s not working for you, try eating 5-8 small meals throughout the day.
You still get to snack, but you’re taking in the same amount of calories and you’ll likely feel full throughout the day.
- Add protein
- Drink water
- Add fiber
- Eat smaller meals more often