A nutritionist tells us how to stop hunger in 10 minutes

Before falling back on the chouquettes brought back by your colleague or letting yourself be tempted by the chocolate bar stored in your cupboard, try our expert nutritionist’s methods to overcome the urge to eat. They can be effective in 10 minutes.

The snacking is the first habit to banish if you tend to to gain weight or if you want to lower your blood sugar. Indeed, we know that it is often boredom that pushes us to eat. The problem is, when we’re bored, we tend to reach for sugary foods!

Rest assured, there are many solutions to stop you from wanting to eat. They can even be effective within 10 minutes, depending on Raphaël Gruman, nutritionist (The Gruman Method).

Hot drinks, breathing…Discover the techniques of a pro!

Bet on a hot drink

« Drinking tea or herbal tea can get rid of the feeling of hunger. Hot calms the urge to eat better than cold water », Estimates Raphaël Gruman. You will also release another taste in your mouth, which will help you forget hunger more easily. So focus on infusions with a strong taste, such as fennel, peppermint or thyme.

We recall that the teas and infusions are recommended as part of a diet or simply to take care of your health. These drinks have antioxidant properties and are effective in combating water retention.

A breathing method that works

A technique of respiration can also help you get rid of the urge to snack. The nutritionist recommends taking 10 deep breaths, blocking the air in the lungs for at least 5 seconds.

Brush your teeth!

You can also brush your teeth! By bringing another taste into your mouth, the toothpaste can be a good appetite suppressant.

But hunger comes from boredom, find something that allows you to relax and think about something else. Reading, tidying up, a phone call, sorting… These little things will help you calm hunger.

Favor low GI foods

If you tend to snack, it may also be due to your food choices. You may too often favor foods with a high glycemic index.

Sweet cakes, soda, non-complete pasta… they tend to increase your insulin. This is the storage hormone. Every time you eat poorly, you make too much insulin. You will then have what is called reactive hypoglycemia. This phenomenon will push you to snack by falling back on sugary foods.

THE low GI foods are to be consumed every day or almost. They will allow you to regulate your insulin. We find vegetables, legumes, fatty fish, eggs, low GI bread such as sourdough bread and certain starchy foods such as wholemeal pasta.

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