22 Mar, 2021

How do you control your appetite?

Excite Health and Fitness

If you’ve started a weight loss plan or you’ve been on one before, then you know how hard it may be to control hunger throughout the day. Hunger can happen for a number of reasons.

A sudden drop in calories…not eating enough…and sometimes being dehydrated can lead to hunger feelings.

But the most likely reason why you’re always hungry when you start a diet has to do with hormones.

You see, there are hormones that “talk” to your brain, and tell you when you need to eat, or when you don’t.

And when these hormones are unbalanced, it could result in that hungry feeling.

But there is a way to stop this feeling from occurring, and it’s really pretty simple:

Increase your protein intake.

Studies show that when you switch out carbs and fats for protein, it may better control your appetite and keep those hungry feelings away.

One reason for this is a better balance in your blood sugar levels. More stable blood sugar can cut down on hunger cravings.

The second way protein helps control your appetite is by balancing out your “hunger” and satiety hormones.

Satiety simply means satisfied ... and you have specific hormones that help with this.

And you can increase these hormones simply by adding more protein to your diet. You'll experience fewer hunger cravings and better overall meal satisfaction.

So…if you’re just starting out on a diet and you’re feeling hungry all the time, you may need to increase your protein intake.

And you can do this by eating more lean cuts of meat, wild-caught fatty fish, free-range poultry, Liquid Meals (LM’s), and of course, plant-based protein sources.

What's one step you can take today to get more protein in your meals?

Yours in health and fitness,


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