Afternoon: Espresso Shot and Cookies
At 3 p.m., treat yourself to coffee and cookies by enjoying a shot of espresso and a protein-filled cookie. The espresso alters gut hormones and tricks the body into feeling fuller sooner. It also blocks some sugar absorption. The protein in the cookies also helps promote fullness and cuts down your cravings. Bake up a batch of Dr. Oz’s Peanut Butter Protein Cookies. Click here for the recipe.
Night: Fennel Tea
To get a jumpstart on warding off morning hunger, drink fennel tea before bed. Fennel is known for its cleansing, clarifying flavor that helps reset taste buds and reduce cravings. It also boosts digestion, facilitating the absorption of nutrients, and reducing fat storage in the body. Available at health food stores or online.