When you step on the scale and you’re not satisfied with the number you see, it gets most people thinking about their diet and exercise habits. And it’s something marketers know intimately. It’s why there are literally thousands of hucksters selling diet pills, workout programs, and gimmicky exercise equipment all promising amazing weight-loss results.
But the truth is, you don’t need any of that stuff. Practicing portion control and getting regular exercise (like a bike ride or walk in the park), can tip the scale in the right direction. Food choices in particular play a big part in weight loss and weight management. Skip the diet pills, research shows that a number of foods contain nutrients that act as natural appetite suppressants. Add these food to your diet to help with portion control and weight management.
There’s a reason the American folklore legend known as Johnny Appleseed didn’t have a weight problem. He ate apples. And he walked from east to west across America, planting apple orchards. All the exercise certainly burned a lot of calories. But recent research published in the journal Appetite, found that the fiber and pectin in apples also acts as an appetite suppressant. Grab an apple the next time you’re at the store or farmers market. And if you’re short on time, try the MagicKitchen.com meal Chicken & Apple Curry with Jasmine Rice & Broccoli.
Some like it hot. Some don’t. Whatever pleases your palate when it comes to peppers is going to help curb your hunger and control your weight. In a study published in the journal Chemical Senses, researchers found that capsaicin in hot peppers and capsiate in sweet peppers, gives your stomach and your brain a signal to control your appetite. You’ll find sweet peppers in MagicKitchen.com meals like Chipotle Meatloaf, Lasagna with Meat Sauce, and Stuffed Peppers.
Ginger and spice and everything nice. You know the rest. This root frequently used to add seasoning and flavor to food does more than just that. Research published in the journal Metabolism found that ginger helps improve digestion and curb feelings of hunger. But don’t stock up on ginger ale just yet, it’s ginger root or seasoning that acts as an appetite suppressant. And you’ll find ginger in MagicKitchen.com meals like Cod with Miso Ginger, Black Beans & Rice with Peas & Carrots, and Ginger Pork with Peaches & Green Pea Blend.
Skip the diet pills and fitness fads. Make regular exercise a habit and add these healthy foods to your diet to control hunger and manage your weight.
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