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WHY, WHY Can't I Just Curb This Hunger?!

Filled with relentless frustration you just want to yell.....WHY, WHY, won't these hunger pangs just go away?!!?

I love the Snicker bar commercials, “You’re not you when you’re hungry”. We can all relate to feeling like a diva, irritable, whiny and maybe even a little hostile at times when we are feeling the nagging hunger cravings. Before you know it your ripping open a bag of chips and before long your holding an empty bag still relishing the crumbs.

Including some fiber foods can help check cravings, top you off and keep you regular. This absence of fiber can lead to poor stomach related health, weight gain and poor glucose control.

Some keys to curbing hunger and preventing binging is by eating foods that keep you fuller longer and won’t put on the weight. Natural food sources can curb hunger for a longer time.

Here are my top 5 Hunger Busters which I find easy to incorporate into our meals, perhaps it will help you too?

1. Apples

Easy enough all my family enjoys apples. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University discovered that those who ate apples before a meal consumed 187 fewer calories. Apples eaten before or after a meal, being a fiber-filled super fruit, can help feeling fuller in a hurry and a fullness that lasts longer.

BONUS Apples help balance blood sugar.

2. Almonds

Having little ones, I would grind it up and sprinkle it on apples, yogurt or cereal, not recommended with nut allergies. Nutrition scientist at Purdue University found their subjects that snacked on 35 dry-roasted almonds (1.5 ounces) curbed their hunger without weight gain. These nuts can keep hunger at bay due to their monounsaturated fat, protein and fiber content.

BONUS Almonds Vitamin E protects against heart disease and eye damage in old age.

3. Oatmeal

Works perfectly with my 5 growing boys. Oatmeal especially can be wonderful in the cold winter months or a cold rainy day. An ideal choice for breakfast. The slow burning carbohydrates, soluble fiber gives a lasting sense of fullness.

BONUS Oatmeal Lowers Cholesterol Levels.

4. Eggs

My daughter, unfortunately does not like oatmeal so I power her up with eggs. There is Power in the protein. Eggs to begin your day will leave you feeling full till lunch. A recent study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA, found that overweight people who ate eggs for breakfast take longer to get hungry later. Participants in the research had lower levels of ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone that tells the brain to eat, and higher levels of PPY, a hormone that helps stomachs feel full.

BONUS Eggs, one of the few natural food sources of Vitamin D.

5. Avocado

Wonderful with our home made tortillas, enchiladas and salsa. The nutrition Journal, a study published that eating half of an Avocado at lunch can help you to feel full for the afternoon.Full of fiber and heart healthy monounsaturated fat, when eaten in moderation, avocados can suppress appetite. I love it that the fats in Avocado’s send signals to the brain and tell the stomach that it’s full, great for my boys!

BONUS Avocados a Radical Fighter.

Good news that there are plenty of healthy foods you can enjoy to help you feel full.

What's your favorite hunger buster filling food. We would love to hear from you and let us know.

You can't leave without me showing you my two favorite Snicker commercials:)

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