Foods that control your hunger

Foods that control your hunger

Eating is a natural act since we eat when we are hungry and we stop eating when we are full. Alas! Our signals of hunger and satiety are disrupted and we continue to eat beyond our hunger. We no longer listen to our signals and they are out of order. We must therefore learn to eat slowly, chew food and listen to our bodies. When we have the feeling of fullness and satisfaction, it is because hunger is filled.

Certain foods help control our hunger better, while others open our appetite. Fiber (whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes) allows us to obtain a satiety effect, in addition to helping the intestinal transit regularization. Unfortunately, we do not consume enough. The recommended daily intake should be 25 to 30 g per day.

Proteins (meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, legumes, nuts and dairy products) are very nourishing and also contribute to hunger control. This does not mean that you have to eat enormous amounts of protein to get a satiety effect because a 15 gram intake per meal is sufficient to achieve this effect.

Fatty and sugary foods, meanwhile, encourage us to consume excess calories and delay the signals of satiety. These foods stimulate the centers of pleasure. Hence a higher intake than needed in many cases. This often results in weight gain. Limit your consumption of saturated fats (animal origin) and choose good fats (fish, nuts, olive, avocado, etc …). They bring us benefits for our cardiovascular health.

Healthy Weight Clinic invites you to seek lasting solutions to achieve and maintain your long-term health weight while regaining control of your hunger and appetite. Reach us on our website at www.healthyweightclinic.ca, by e-mail at: info@cliniquemaigrirensante.ca or on our toll-free line at 1-888-853-9898



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