Last week we discussed what makes us hungry. Here’s what really works in controlling your appetite and what could be harmful.
Weight loss prescription pills:
These could cause side effects such as nausea, dizziness, high blood-pressure, liver disorders and heart problems.
Many young people smoke to kill their appetite. There is no evidence this works.
Herbal supplements with caffeine and garcinia cambogia:
Many herbal weight loss pills contain caffeine with a herb called garcinia cambogia. But high doses of caffeine only increase the heart rate and do not contribute to long-term weight loss.
Good fats (avoid transfats) not only have natural fatty acids but also fibre. Fibre helps slow down absorption and makes you feel full for longer. Almonds and peanuts (not fried) can be appetite suppressants because of their combination of fats and fibre.
Amino acids and proteins:
A good dose of these is satisfying and they are natural appetite suppressants. Eat sprouts, tofu, a mix of soy atta and wheat atta, cottage cheese, eggs, lean chicken and fish.
(This is part two of a two-part series. Read the first part here.
This series is concluded.)
From HT Brunch,October 19
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