Eating less to lose weight seems straightforward. All you have to do is cut your daily calorie intake, and with time, you’ll get results. Just one problem: When you stop feeding your body the amount of food it’s used to, it won’t be long before your stomach starts to rumble and pangs of hunger begin. This is because when your body senses food is in short supply it will start pumping out more of the hunger hormone ghrelin to encourage you to eat. You’ll be left trying to stick to your diet as you combat your own body, which is begging for food. To appease your stomach, try these natural tricks to suppress your appetite and keep you on track.
If you’re trying to eat less, add a potato to your meal. Not only are they versatile, but they contain a special type of starch that resists digestive enzymes so your body has a harder time breaking them down. This means they stay in your intestines longer, delaying those nagging hunger pangs. Try sweet potatoes for a healthy dose of vitamin A and C.