We all have that problem when we find ourself snacking barely hours after having a full meal. Eating habits that have not been regulated are the culprit. But instead of placing the blame on them, there is a way out of this dilemma, where one can snack to one’s heart’s content yet still not suffer from the consequences .
One of the first things you can do is use smaller place in place of larger ones. Not only does this cut down the amount of snacks you consume, but it helps cut down on calories, as the net amount of unnecessary calories you consume is reduced.
Drink lots of water
Another way to cut down on calories and reduce the body’s constant need to snack is to drink lots of water. Most of the time when the body sends out hunger signals, its because its dehydrated. So right before you feel the need to eat some snacks right after a heavy meal, try drinking a couple glasses of water. Not only is it good for the body, but it will assuage the body’s urge to eat snacks.
Get enough sleep
Yet another way to cut on the amount of snacks you eat is to get enough sleep. The less sleep the human body gets, the hungrier it gets, according to new studies. Sleep deprived bodies produce more amounts of ghrelin and less amounts of leptin, hormones responsible for the regulation of appetite. Ghrelin increases appetite while leptin decreases it. So one of the best and easiest ways to cut down on piling up on the pounds is to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.