One of the questions that I get frequently whenever I talk about dieting or nutrition is how hungry I get whilst doing the diet and how to suppress an appetite.
Many people believe that it is impossible to do, when that simply isn’t true.
What I’ve found over the last year of dieting is that a well-rounded nutrition plan and an understanding of how the body works will help to manage hunger pains and will allow you to consume things at the right time to suppress your appetite.
If you are in a calorie deficit, you are supposed to feel hungry.
If you are dieting to lose weight and body fat, you are supposed to have hunger pains. Not hunger pains that are unfathomable. But your body should be going hungry and then using your fat stores as an energy source.
If you track the calorie deficit that you maintain throughout the day, you can then consume items to make you stay within your daily calorie consumption.
Suppress your appetite with the following snacks.
You need to consume items based on your macros and your calorie consumption.
Fibrous carb snacks.
Consume green vegetables such as cucumbers, celery, lettuce, and cabbage as snacks since they have very little carbs in them. You can keep these as snacks in 300-600g containers.
You can also opt for other low-carb fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, blueberries, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and more.
Suppress your appetite with a protein source.
You can easily snack on protein sources, such as meats, high-protein vegetables, or a protein shake.
Try to consume 25g or more of protein to help you suppress your appetite.
Suppress your appetite with the following drinks.
You can suppress your appetite by drinking:
- Protein shakes
- Black coffee
- Herbal teas
These will have little to no calories and drinking 250mL or more will help to suppress your appetite.
If you are doing a calorie surplus, simply consume these types of items when you start to feel hungry.
As long as you are consuming these clean items, then you should be able to maintain a clean bulk.