Hunger pangs suck, especially when you're trying to lose weight or just inhaled a huge lunch and are inexplicably starving again. But reaching for seconds isn't always the solution. Here are five scientifically proven ways to keep your stomach full, without resorting to that old "eating 12 almonds" trick.
Add half an avocado to your meal: Besides being creamy and tasting amazing, avocados are filled with monounsaturated fat (that's the good kind), which makes you feel fuller. In fact, one recent study published in the Nutrition Journal found that overweight people who added half an avocado to their lunches lost the desire to eat more by 40 percent over a three-hour period and by 28 percent over a five-hour period. Best food to happen to your diet all year. (Well, so far …)
Chew gum: There's something inherently satiating about the act of chewing (but weirdly, not swallowing). Case in point: Scientists in the Netherlands asked people to chew, but not swallow, food for either one minuteRead More »from 5 Ways to Stop Feeling So Hungry