Do you have days when you seem to experience ongoing hunger, irrespective of how much you've eaten? A rumbling tummy can make it difficult to stick to healthy eating plans, but don’t be tempted to throw in the towel; try these tips to help increase satiety.
Research suggests that paring aerobic and resistance training may increase satiety hormones and boost the body's ability to stabilize blood sugar, meaning you feel fuller for longer (compared to cardio exercise alone). By swapping aerobic exercise for weights several times a week you may find you are consuming up to 500 fewer calories per day.
Studies suggest that protein appears to help prolong satiety more than carbohydrates or fat alone. Consuming even a small amount of protein (found in lean meat, eggs, seafood, dairy products, legumes, lentils and soy products) with each of your meals and snacks will help you to stay full whilst still keeping you within your recommended daily calorie allowance.