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According to Weight Management Expert Gargi Sharma, "Half a cup of oats contains 5 grams of fiber and takes longer to digest. Oatmeal also increases the appetite regulating hormone choleccystokinin which actually controls hunger". Oatmeal comes with high amounts of beta-glucan i.e. the sugars that give oatmeal its heart-healthy properties, hydration, and molecular weight compared to ready-to-eat cereals.
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According to a study published in Nutrition Journal, eating half an avocado with your lunch helps you feel full for the rest of the afternoon. Fact: 1 avocado packs almost 4 grams of protein which makes it one of the few high-protein fruits.
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Nuts tend to control your hunger because they are rich in healthy unsaturated fat, along with bonus protein and fiber. A recent study in the international journal of obesity found that adding nuts, especially almonds to a low calorie diet boosts weight-loss.
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Studies find that ursolic acid, a compound naturally present in apple peel helps with weight-loss. It also contains pectin which helps in preventing blood sugar spikes. Tip: Eat an apple approximately 30 minutes before a meal, the fiber and water from the apple will fill you up, so you'll eat less.
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Fact: High-protein breakfast eaters consume fewer calories throughout the day. So individuals who consume egg protein for breakfast are more likely to feel full during the day. Eggs also help you bulk up on all essential amino acids, many of the vitamins that your body needs (besides Vitamin C) and minerals.
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Eating cucumber is an effective and healthy way to cleanse your body and lose weight since it is rich in dietary fiber and will fill you up. You can also add it to your usual glass of water for a refreshing change.
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When you're craving something sweet, reach for dark chocolate. Yes, it's true! According to a study in the Journal of Nutrition & Diabetes, it may help curb cravings for both sweet and salty foods. Dark chocolate can also help reduce blood pressure and protect the heart and brain.
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Flaxseeds are rich in fiber, omega fatty acids and are excellent appetite suppressants. You can take half a teaspoon of flaxseeds with water early in the morning or just sprinkle them on your salad. These seeds are also good for the heart, help prevent cancer, aid digestion and weight-loss and also give you great skin!
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Mint not only has calming properties but is also an effective appetite suppressant. So it would be a good idea to start having mint tea at least once a day.
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Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants, polyphenols and conjugated linolenic acid, all of which help you burn fat and boost your metabolism.
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Quinoa is known as a complete grain and combines protein, fiber, vitamin B and complex carbohydrates, all in one. Eating grains like quinoa will help to boost your metabolism and burn belly fat faster. It will also leave you feeling full.