Hunger is something which is not new to anyone. Everyone experiences hunger on a daily basis and you find measures to deal with it. However, if you have been dealing with your hunger only with food, then you are mistaken. We certainly do not always need to keep our tummies full in order to deal with hunger. There is a vast array of measure which you can take up in order to deal with your hunger. Here are some approaches which you can take up to deal with hunger without eating.
- Drink more Water.
Time and again we are always encouraged to drink more water in order to stay fit and healthy but many people don’t seem to know the fact that people confuse thirst with hunger. So the next time you get the feeling of hunger try drinking a bottle of water and see if it helps. In most cases, it definitely works. Plus drinking water will keep your body hydrated and give you a sense of general well-being.
- Stay Busy as a Bee.
Many people hold the opinion that it is when they are doing nothing, hunger tends to strike them. However, when you are busy and engaged in an activity, chances are that you don’t feel hungry or feel like eating. Hunger is also influenced largely by our mental self, so when we are engaged in something both our physical and mental parts are so engrossed in it that there is no room for hunger to creep in. Therefore if you want to deal with hunger without eating you can start out by engaging yourself in activities of any kind.
- Distance yourself from Food.
One very simple yet effective way to deal with your hunger is by getting away from food. You can do this by just going out for a quick walk, playing video games, watch a movie, read a book or talk to a friend. When you distance yourself from food, the thought of eating it will gradually slip away from your mind.
- Eat more Fibre-rich foods.
Eating fibre rich foods is known to decrease your appetite. Adding more fibre rich foods to your daily diet can help you to stay fuller for longer, preventing your hunger to kick in. Foods rich in fibre content include vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole-grains, peas etc. Fibre-rich foods also have a high content of water in them which can replenish the lost fluids in your body.
Exercising regularly is shown to suppress your appetite. When you are exercising the hunger hormone, ghrelin is lowered substantially leading you to feel less hungry after an exercise. Plus exercising regularly can help you burn extra calories, improve your general well being and make you feel good at the end of it.
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- Start Brushing your Teeth.
Anything tastes horrible and repulsive after brushing your teeth. The mint and fluoride contents from the toothpaste change the receptiveness of the taste buds on your tongue. This little hack can go a long way in preventing you from munching that very snack which you have been eyeing and also in the process help you to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
- Get some Sleep.
Many individuals tend to undermine the importance of sleep and the effect it has on your appetite. Lack of sleep can make your appetite more active leading you to feel hungry at any time of the day. Therefore, getting 6 to 7 hours of quality sleep is a must for all. Many Research and studies point to the findings that people who get less than 7 hours of sleep tend to have a bigger appetite.
- Practice Meditation.
Meditation may seem pretty simple and useless in the face of hunger. But Meditation is a very powerful tool to control the mind and body. Many people over the millennia have used meditation to regain control over themselves and it is a tried and tested formula. When faced with hunger meditation can help slow your senses down and help suppress the feeling of hunger. Meditation also helps to de-stress yourself and leave you feeling calm, refreshed and in control.
Hunger is something which is very natural and it must not be ignored at all times. However, when frequent and random bouts of hunger strikes use the above mentioned to deal with hunger without eating.
Read more in our article Feeling Full without Eating.