Griffonia Simplicifolia (5-HTP)
Derived from a West African shrub, the seeds of the griffonia simplicifolia are the main ingredient in the supplement also referred to as 5-HTP, 5-hydroxtyrptophan which increases levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that has been tied to suppressing hunger and thus controlling weight gain. Take 200mg, three times a day.
Pine nuts contain pinolenic acid, a naturally occurring fat that stimulates cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), both powerful hormones that alert the brain that the stomach is full. In one study, women who consumed pinoleic acid reported a decreased desire to eat and also reduced their food intake by 36%. Eat a shot glass full of pine nuts every day to help suppress hunger. These small nuts also contain the highest protein content of any nut.
Here are more ways you can control your hunger by consuming certain foods in the morning, noon and night.
Best Foods to Control your Appetite
Morning: Dr. Oz’s Bloody Mary
Drink a non-alcoholic Bloody Mary chockfull of hunger-reducing ingredients at breakfast time. The hot sauce has capsaicin, the compound in chili peppers shown to reduce hunger and fat intake. In one study, people who drank capsaicin with tomato juice took in fewer calories. The horseradish contains glucosinolates, which suppress appetite and increase digestion. The celery adds fiber to help fill you up. Click here for the complete recipe.