Weight loss: Always hungry? Eat more of THIS food to stay full | Diets | Life & Style

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Weight loss can be achieved by making changes to your diet and eating less calories.

However, if you are always hungry, it may be hard to achieve this and you may often end up overheating.

A nutritionist has provided their number one trick to control hunger pangs and keep you feeling full after meals.

Liam Mahoney, a nutritionist for leading Active Nutrition and protein brand Grenade (www.grenade.com), has advised eating more of a major food group.

He said eating more protein can help you stay full longer and combat the hunger that is ruining your diet.

He said: “Protein is a staple of any healthy diet, with numerous studies showing that protein is the most filling and metabolism boosting of all the macronutrients.

“To curb hunger cravings it is important to try and consume protein at every meal, and even as a snack.”

So which protein rich foods are best to eat when you are on a diet plan for weight loss?

Liam recommended “lean meats, lentils, eggs and oats to up your protein intake at meal times.”

It is also important to carry protein based snacks to make sure you supplement your intake, he said.

“Snack wise, I recommend carrying a protein bar with you to make sure you’re not tempted by unhealthy, un-filling options which could only leave you feeling hungrier, and as a result, overeating.

“I recommend the Carb Killa bars from Grenade, each bar is packed with over 20g of protein, and at just 220 calories per bar they’re the ideal alternative to chocolate bars and convenience foods. “They’re also packed with fibre and contain less than 1.5g of sugar.”

Liam also recommended drinking more water to help you feel less hungry throughout the day.

He said: “Water intake is incredibly important for your overall health, but it can also help to make you feel full.

“The body finds it difficult to tell the difference between hunger and thirst, meaning that often when you feel hungry, a glass of water could do the trick.”

“Aim to drink around 2-3 litres of water each day, and also try to incorporate water-based foods into your diet, such as broccoli, asparagus, or celery, as these too can help to control hunger pangs.”

Yesterday, an expert revealed that you can lose body fat simply through refusing to buy unhealthy foods at the supermarket.

Karen Beck has told Women’s Health that simply removing your favourite food from the house can help you shed the pounds.

According to her putting healthy food on eye levels shelves and putting the other stuff elsewhere is a simple way to get you to eat healthier.

This could help you lose almost two stone, according to some research by Cornell University.

According to the study, those who kept unhealthy food on their kitchen counter weighed on average 12kg more.

So keeping your biscuits in a jar on the kitchen counter could well be contributing to weight gain.



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