Morning & Happy Monday!
Hope you've had a great weekend. I
certainly had an eventful one!
My husband's entire family came to
visit, so I spent the weekend catching up on news and helping to feed
This morning I'm still full from an
amazing dinner that my husband made for the whole clan: five-layer
lasagna made with turkey sausage, triple-layer chocolate cake with a
cheesecake & ganache filling and cheesy garlic bread. This, after
appetizers of cheese and crackers and homemade maple-flavored smoked
salmon made by my brother-in-law (under the direct supervision of his
doctoral advisor who made him swear to secrecy!).
All of this is well & good, except
that my favorite jeans are now way too tight!
The whole summer has been one of over
indulgence while trying to trick my body into thinking that I'm still
eating healthy! This hasn't worked, however, and so now I'm forced to
explore ways to eat less. Hence, today's article: 7 Ways Reduce
Your Appetite Naturally.
Summer indulgence (all those family
dinners & barbecues!) is so common, that I think even ESL
students can benefit from this article. After all, ESL students are
people first and students second!
Thank you for reading and have a great
Ways to Curb Your Appetite
Summer means indulgence for many
people, especially when it comes to food. There are more parties and
free time, so people have more chances to eat their
favorite foods. All this makes summer more fun, but it can
also mean weight gain for some people. There is nothing wrong
with gaining weight, unless you don't want to!
If you want to eat a little less at
your next party, try these strategies.
1. Eat chicken
Chicken breast is lean white
meat, which will help you to feel full. Also, try eating a chicken
breast half for breakfast. Studies show that eating an ounce
of protein in the morning will reduce your appetite
2. Eat your
Vegetables take up space in your
stomach. This will help you to feel full longer. Add some
chicken breast or lean beef to your vegetables, if you can. This will
help you to feel full for hours.
3. Take B12
Vitamin B12 reduces your
appetite naturally, about 12 hours after you take it. Think
about when you are most hungry. Then take vitamin B12 twelve hours
before that. Remember to ask your doctor if it's alright for you to
4. Say “I
don't”, not “I can't.”
Saying “I can't” makes you feel
like you are victim. Instead, remind yourself that you are in
control. If someone offers you food that you crave, but
don't need, say “I don't eat that, thanks!” Other ways to say
I don't eat a lot of sweets, but thank
Thank you, but I don't eat chips.
I don't really eat cake, but thanks.
Thanks, but I don't usually eat that.
No thank you. I don't usually have
Thank you, but I don't eat ice cream.
5. Use hot
Hot sauce and pepper contain
capsaicin. Capsaicin is reduces your appetite and helps you to feel
6. Stay away
from artificial sweeteners.
Diet foods often contain artificial
sweeteners like Nutrasweet or Splenda. These sweeteners
increase your appetite and make you want to eat more! Instead
drink a cup of green tea or peppermint tea.
7. Have some
Add lemon juice to your salad or soup.
Or, make yourself a drink of hot water squeezed with lemon,
after dinner. This will help with digestion. The sourness
of the lemon will also make you want to eat less!
Try these strategies to reduce your
1. What is meant by “free time”?
2. What is one way to help you to feel
3. If you feel hungry at 10 o'clock at
night, what time should you take B12?
4. What is the difference between “I
don't” and “I can't”?
5. How does pepper reduce appetite?
6. Why is Nutrasweet bad for you?
7. What is it about lemon that reduces
* What are some things that you do to
help you eat less?
* Why do you think so many people want
to eat less or lose weight?
* What is a dish that you enjoy that is
healthy? Describe it and tell how to make it.
* Many people are told by their doctors
that they need to eat less or lose weight, but they don't listen. How
do you feel about this? Why do you think this is so?
* THINK & WRITE
Society often makes us feel that people
who are thin are better than people who are fat. This message is sent
in many ways. What are some ways that this is done? How do you feel
you for visiting!