5 Appetite Suppressants That Actually Work

Eat more fat
It may seem counterintuitive, but eating more fat is a smart weight-loss strategy–as long as it’€™s the right kind. Researchers at UC Irvine discovered that oleic acid, a €œgood€ fat, helps trigger the small intestine to produce oleoylethanolamide, a compound that finds its way to nerve endings and transmits a hunger-curbing message to the brain.

Cut your food into smaller pieces
Arizona State University researchers found that cutting food into smaller pieces boosts satiety more than eating one larger piece of food with the same number of calories.

Get an endorphin rush
In one Brazilian study, researchers found that in addition to burning calories and revving up metabolism, exercise can restore the sensitivity of neurons involved in satiety, which in turn, naturally curbs food consumption.

Start the day right
If you feel like skipping breakfast makes you eat more at lunch, then t’s time to start your day with the right breakfast.

Slow down
If you tend to eat on-the-go and gobble down your food, work on s-l-o-w-i-n-g it down. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that eating too quickly curtails the release of hormones that induce feelings of fullness, which can trigger mindless overeating.


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