Stop Those Cravings
Experts reveal effective ways to instantly curve pesky cravings.
16:23 16 January 2017
Pesky cravings can undoubtedly ruin your diet plan. Cure your desperation for a bag of crisps or a sweet treat by eating or drinking specific food recommended by registered nutritionist, Rhiannon Lambert.
1. Apple cider vinegar – Rhiannon suggests adding this type of vinegar to meals high in carbohydrates to increase the feelings of fullness. Aside from curving your cravings, Rhiannon said that it can help you further lose weight.
'A study in obese individuals showed that daily vinegar consumption led to reduced belly fat, waist circumference, lower blood triglycerides and weight loss.'
2. Eggs – Consuming more protein helps you increase the feeling of fullness, makes you eat less at your next meal, and keep cravings at bay.
3. Dark chocolate – Rhiannon said: 'One 2011 study found that the bitterness of dark chocolate helps decrease your appetite and diminish cravings for sweets. Try and opt for 85 per cent dark chocolate.'
4. Wholegrain - Opt for wholegrain breads, brown rice and grains such as quinoa as a base to any meal to help you feel full for longer periods. A diet that is high in fibre helps stretch your stomach and slows down its emptying rate.
5. Chickpeas – Chickpeas, along with other fibre-rich beans, have been shown to increase feelings of fullness by as much as 31per cent.
6. Ginger – Ginger has long been known for its many health benefits. Aside from reducing nausea, it can also minimise muscle pain, inflammation, and hunger.
7. Oats - 'Oats are a good source of fibre and protein, which is broken down slowly, keeping you feeling full for longer. The fibre in oats known as beta-glucans thicken in water, forming a gel-like substance that sits in the gut, reducing any hunger pangs.'