Are you like most people who cannot seem to stop eating no matter how strong the urge to lose weight is? Then keep on reading. The following tips on curbing the appetite will surely get you enticed to give them a try because they’re really unusual — but it doesn’t mean that they won’t work as excellently as more common ones!
Make sure that you share this article on your various social media sites afterwards so that your family members and friends who are struggling with their weight because of their uncontrollable appetite may give them a try, too.
Brush Your Teeth
Prior to grabbing those sugary and fatty treats, reach for your toothbrush first — and also a tube of the most minty toothpaste that you can find on the market. The strong minty taste of toothpaste is enough to kill your appetite. Besides, anything that you eat after brushing your teeth will surely taste awful.
If brushing your teeth is not an option, fret not. That’s because you can simply pop a minty gum in your mouth — of course the sugar-free kind is the best one for the job!
Use Bright Light Bulbs
Have you noticed why most restaurants have minimal lighting? It’s to encourage you to order more food — scientists say that the less light is available, the stronger the urge to eat!
It’s for this reason why it is a good idea for you to replace that light bulb in your kitchen with something that gives off brighter light. At daytime, make sure that you open those drapes and curtains to permit more natural light in and illuminate what you are eating and lower your urge to consume excessive amounts of it.
Light Up Vanilla-Scented Candles
Especially if you cannot resist the urge to consume sugary treats, consider getting your hands on some vanilla-scented candles and light them up all day long to fill the air with the familiar scent of vanilla.
Proponents say that this is going to make you crave sugary stuff less — being exposed to the sweet, sweet scent of vanilla kind of desensitizes you, causing you to want sugar less and less. This is pretty much the logic behind what’s called Christmas dinner syndrome in which the host doesn’t eat as much food as the guests because he or she has been exposed to the scent of the food for a long time that they no longer smell appetizing.
Pinch Your Earlobe for About 10 Seconds
That part of your earlobe that connects to your jaw is considered as an acupressure point for curbing the appetite, say traditional Chinese healers. Needless to say, if you want to steer clear of eating more that you should you may firmly press it for about 10 seconds. Repeat until you no longer have the urge to stuff your face.
Aside from the earlobe, it is said that pressing your nose for 10 seconds also has the same appetite-suppressing effect. Not a believer of acupressure? No worries! Just pinch your nose at the table as this will keep you from enjoying what you’re eating — if you can’t taste it, it’s not delectable!
Splash a Little Apple Cider Vinegar
Everyone knows that apple cider vinegar is an excellent home remedy for a lot of things, ranging from high blood sugar levels to acne. Did you know that you can also count on it to have your appetite reduced?
All you have to do is add a little apple cider vinegar to what you are eating — it will cause food to stay in your stomach longer than necessary in an attempt to ensure proper digestion. And when your stomach is full, you are less likely to crave more food. Besides, experts say that the sour taste of apple cider vinegar is capable of killing the pleasing taste of sugar — anything sugary is bad for your waistline and overall health!