How to Eat Less without Efforts?

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Fewer Calories in – More Calories out!

That’s the simple rule you should follow in order to lose weight.

Eat fewer calories and burn more. It’s as simple as that, but simple only in words. When you turn the words into action – it gets harder.

In order to eat fewer calories, you should curb your appetite, somehow…

I’m sure you’ve heard and tried countless ways to control your food cravings – with appetite suppressants, for example, or with other dietary supplements… Unfortunately some of them work only temporally, others don’t work at all. I know it’s a little bit discouraging beginning, but wait – it gets better…

How to reduce your appetite? Any ideas? Yes!

Solution 1

Most likely, you haven’t found the right appetite suppressant for you. You should not forget that every single product on the market works differently for different people.

For Example:
If someone, taking the Honey and Cinnamon Drink, haven’t lost weight and even have gained extra pounds for the period taking the drink – that doesn’t mean the drink isn’t working. They probably haven’t followed a proper diet plan.

Everything is strictly subjective. While some lose weight on Honey and Cinnamon drink effortlessly, without minding what they eat, others might not lose pounds even if they follow a low calorie diet.

So solution number 1 may work for some, but they’ll have to spend some money first on quality dietary supplements.

Solution 2

It’s Free! Hooray! I like free things, and what about you?

It’s as simple as that – eating something you already know well and eat, only now in order to curb you appetite – you should eat more of it. What’s that anyway?

Viscous Fiber Comes to Help Curb Appetite

You already know that fiber-rich foods keep you full and satisfied, but do fibers really curb appetite? The answer to this question is NO. Not all fiber-rich foods can make you eat less, but only a specific type of fiber does that.

It was surprising for me, I’m sure for some of you too, but it’s the viscous fiber that could really curb appetite.

What is viscous fiber and how it works?

Viscous fiber is a type of soluble fiber. Remember soluble fiber – the one which dissolves in water? Well viscous fiber is the type of soluble fiber that absorbs water to become a gelatinous, viscous substance which is fermented by bacteria in the digestive tract.

This gel-like, viscous substance is the one that slows down the movement of food throughout the digestive tract – thus you feel full sooner, your appetite is reduced and your food (calorie) intake – lowered.

Viscous fiber is not absorbed by the small intestine.

Types of viscous fiber

  • pectins,
  • β-glucans
  • psyllium
  • glucomannan and
  • guar gum

These are all soluble viscous fibers that thicken in water. They absorb water and fluids and form this viscous (gel-like) substance that “takes a seat” in your gut for quite long time, thus slowing down the emptying of your stomach.

This way viscous fibers prolong your feeling of satisfaction and full stomach, i.e. you don’t take any more food calories. At the same time your digestive system is working to fully digest the food nutrients already taken.

Mission accomplished! Calorie intake – stopped or lowered, appetite – curbed.

From now on you might start actually losing pounds/kilos. When you feel full, you won’t feel like emptying the fridge or the candy jar.

Now emerges the question:

Which foods are rich in viscous fibers?

You just realized there is an effortless way to lose weight just by eating more viscous fibers that will keep you away from unhealthy food, because you won’t feel hungry. So far so good, but how to consume more viscous fiber, when you don’t know which foods (plants) do contain such fiber…

Here I am to help – you will find natural viscous fiber in numerous plant foods, as well as in many dietary supplements.

Here are a few very rich sources of natural viscous fiber – beans, seeds, oats,

  • Bran of some grains, such as oats and barley
  • Pears,apples, guavas, quince, plums, gooseberries, oranges and other citrus fruits
  • Cherries, grapes and strawberries
  • Guar beans (cluster beans) – Cyamopsis tetragonoloba is an annual legume a.k.a. Gavar, Guwar or Guvar bean.
  • Konjac root a.k.a. konjak, konjaku,konnyaku potato, devil’s tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, or elephant yam.
    “Konjac is grown in China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and southeast Asia for its large starchy corms, used to create a flour and jelly of the same name. It is also used as a vegan substitute for gelatin.” is what Wiki says.
  • What I say is: Way too exotic, but recent researches show it’s one of the best weight loss promoting fiber when used in dietary supplements.

  • Plantago seeds
    • Black, French, or Spanish psyllium, are obtained fromP. psyllium L., a.k.a. P. arenaria
    • White, blonde psyllium, or Indian plantago are produced from Plantago ovata
      Psyllium seed husks, also known as ispaghula, isabgol, or psyllium, are portions of the seeds of the plant Plantago ovata. Native to India and Pakistan. They are hygroscopic, which allows them to expand and become mucilaginous. more on Wiki

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