Best Ways to Control Your Hunger

Don’t let hunger pangs derail your efforts to lose weight. These supplements and foods can help control your appetite morning, noon and night.

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By far, the hardest part of dieting is dealing with hunger, a basic human drive that is difficult to ignore, especially when your belly starts to rumble and cry out, “Give me more food!” To help get your weight under control for good, Dr. Oz has gathered together the best appetite suppressants – from supplements to foods – to help you stop feeling as if you’re starving all the time so you can shed pounds with ease.

 

Best Appetite Suppressants

 

Glucomannan

Dr. Oz refers to this soluble fiber derived from the root of the konjac plant as “nature’s skinny sponge” because it literally soaks up your hunger. When consumed, glucomannan “sponges” up water in the digestive tract, reducing the absorption of carbs and cholesterol and thus supporting weight loss. It can also help reduce constipation, diabetes and more. This supplement also makes you feel full without leaving you gassy or bloated. Take glucomannan 3 times a day to supplement a healthy diet. You can get it three different ways:

  • Powder: Add glucomannan powder to your favorite foods and drinks, from sauces to smoothies. Dr. Oz likes adding it to his Green Drink.
  • Noodles (also called shirataki): You can find noodles made from glucomannan online or at natural food stores. There is evidence that chewing glucomannan helps increase weight loss even more by inducing fullness faster. Boil noodles according to the directions and enjoy as you would your favorite pasta, topped with a sauce of veggies. Click here for Dr. Oz's Glucomannan Primavera recipe.
  • Supplement: For convenience, you can also take this appetite suppressant in capsule form. Take 1gram, three times a day before meals.

Grapeseed Oil

Technically a fruit oil, grapseed oil is high in the linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, shown to help control hunger and reduce body fat by reducing insulin resistance. This good fat slows gastric emptying which is the reason it keeps you feeling fuller longer. Have 2 teaspoons of grapeseed oil 2 hours before lunch every day.