Diet & Nutrition
How many times have you started off on a new diet but eventually given up? Based on 2018’s top answers to patient concerns at ParkMed, listed below are our top 3 experts suggested ways to deal with hunger pangs while dieting:
1. Up your protein intake - High protein meals burn calories and reduce your hunger. Protein is also more filling than carbs. Incorporating lean protein sources such as fish, poultry, soybean, eggs, meat and so on into your meals can reduce hunger around the clock.
2. Eat more fiber - Remember that fiber fills you up faster without adding the extra calories. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and water, they can add bulk to your meals and make you feel fuller quicker.
3. Beat emotional eating - Stress contributes to a significant proportion of emotional eating. Craving certain foods when you’re in a bad mood may feel good in the moment but cause hanger to return. Hitting the gym, meditating, maintaining a food diary, clearing unhealthy food off your pantry shelves, seeking support or working on positive self-talk are few ways to help yourself.
It is important to see a doctor if you feel that your eating habits are uncontrollable. Your doctorwould be able to further redirect you to the right professional to further help you feel great.
At ParkMed Healthcare, our certified nutritionist guides you with a diet plan based on your Body Mass Index (BMI) and your lifestyle. Contact us at 080 4890 3489 if you want to see our nutritionist.
Author - Likitha Kupendra
Approved by - Shamitha Kumar (Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator)