Eating is one of America’s favorite past times. Eating is good for us, yet some people abuse food and it becomes unhealthy. What needs to be done to prevent overeating?
Overeating can happen when your hungry as well as when your not. There is a number of reasons why people overeat. Some of these reasons are stress and boredom. Is there things we can do to keep from getting hungry?
There are a number of ways to help us fill fuller so we won’t get hungry as often. Here are three ways to consider.
Gum – is an inexpensive way to keep from getting hungry. When you chew gum it causes saliva to flow more easily. Saliva helps suppress hunger. Keep a pack of gum with you and when the need to eat arises start chewing a piece of gum. Make sure that the gum is sugarless or sugar free. If you chew gum that has sugar in it this can cause tooth decay. Chewing a piece of sugarless gum won’t hurt your teeth and it will really help keep your hunger under control.
Brush teeth – this is a very easy way to suppress hunger. If you start feeling hungry in the afternoon just brush your teeth. The same goes for late night eating. The toothpaste helps to suppress hunger. Just brush your teeth and your feelings of hunger will go away. It’s the mint flavor that makes it work so well.
Grapefruit – this is a healthy food choice to help suppress hunger. Besides grapefruit being good for us it can also make us fill fuller when eaten in the right way. For example, if you don’t want to get hungry before lunch just eat half of a grapefruit for breakfast. It can also work this way for lunch and dinner as well. Grapefruit works with our metabolism to make it faster. If you take medication you should consult your doctor before eating a grapefruit. Sometimes certain medication and grapefruit can cause reactions.
These are just some of the ways to avoid getting hungry. There are more ways that will work as well as these. Do some research and find what food or non-food items work the best for you.
Everyone’s results will be different that’s why it’s important to find what works best for your body.