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Curbing Your Appetite-

There are still a few days left in March which means National Nutritional Month is still going strong! I had the pleasure to have a guest post written today by none other than Kyle Brown. Kyle is a regular on ESPN, along with being a celebrity fitness trainer,  and expert! Some of Kyle’s clients include NFL legend Jeff Garcia &2003 Playmate of the year Carmella DeCesare. Kyle is more than qualified to teach you the basic information you need to curb your appetite along with how to eat properly.

                  How to Curb your Appetite

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1) The vagus nerve sends the message from the GI tract to the brain that you are hungry or thirsty. The problem is that upwards of 80% of people can distinguish between hunger and thirst messaging. So when you think you’re hungry, you’re probably thirsty. When you think you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. A good rule of thumb is if the hunger pangs last and are constant throughout the day, you’re probably dehydrated.
The biggest reason why water is the best fat burner on the planet is that it suppresses your appetite while it speeds up your metabolism.
Our primary fuel as humans is a combination of water and minerals. We can survive days without food but we cannot last much more than 100 hours without water.
2) Most people don’t understand the basics about what protein, carbs, and dietary fat do in the body. If you want to curb your appetite, a diet rich in dietary fat will leave you satisfied and dietary fiber will leave you feeling full. Dietary fiber is nature’s safety mechanism to keep us from overeating.
3) Slow down, you’re eating too fast! It takes roughly 20 minutes from when you take your first bite for the brain to realize that you are full. So if you shovel your food in like a bull dozer or race to lick your plate clean, the only person who wins is Levi Strauss when you need to buy bigger jeans. We get these bad habits from our parents growing up who tell us, “You’ve got to finish your food because there are starving kids in Africa.” Think about that absurdity for a minute. Is me licking my plate clean going to feed a starving kid in Africa?! No. You know what they say in Africa, “Put down your fork! They’re fat kids in America!”
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