5 Ingredients to add to your food to prevent overeating

overeatingIf you find yourself overeating while trying to drop a couple of pounds, perhaps you are eating the wrong foods. You may be trying to meet your dietary requirements of veggies and fruits, but you may be missing out on some that can transform your appetite completely. You're probably wondering how can you make yourself eat less without starving and the answer is simple.

What you need to start eating are foods that prevent you from eating more than your fill!


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It's become a bad habit that Americans don't know when to stop eating and continue doing so until they're stuffed. We tend to forget that it takes about 20 minutes for the body to send signals to the brain telling it that we are full and by the time we realize it, we are in a food coma.

There are certain foods you can add into your foods that will prevent this from happening on a regular basis. There are going to be some days when you want an extra portion of your favorite dish, but for everyday purposes these tips can help your cause.

Check out the foods you should be eating to keep you from putting a little too much on your plate!

Avocado: People are under the impression that avocados are a fatty food that should be eaten with caution. They don't realize there is that this fruit contains the good types of fat we need to remain slim. It also contains protein which keeps you full throughout the day!

Almonds: Instead of reaching for your mid-day granola bar, munch on some almonds. This special nut has lots of monounsaturated fat and protein that it can keep you full until your next meal.

Red chili peppers: You've probably heard how great spicy food is ideal for weight loss. A study done found that people ate 30 percent less if they added spices such as red chili peppers to their food.

Eggs: Whenever I eat eggs, I notice that I don't get my mid-morning snack cravings and the protein in this super food may be part of the reason. Mix it with avocados or hummus for long-lasting fullness.

Whole grains: Whether you like oatmeal, amaranth, buckwheat, or quinoa, these good carbs can keep you full for hours at a time and provide you with the whole grains you need. Get creative and mix some of them up for your morning hot cereal.

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