Dr Oz Top 4 Appetite Suppressants and Hunger Control
Isn’t it funny how we all start out our diets with such wonderful intentions but soon we fall susceptible to cravings that cause us to fall off the “diet wagon”. Or maybe it’s just me, I dunno but that’s how my dieting cycle usually goes! Today, Dr Oz talks about the top 4 appetite suppressants that will help to control your hunger so you don’t give in to your cravings that cause so many diets to fail. The top 4 appetite that he mentions today are Glucomannan (otherwise known as Konjac Root), Grapeseed Oil, Griffonia Simplicifolia, and Cento Pine Nuts. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips (they probably shouldn’t even be in your cupboards at all!) consider these appetite suppressing to keep your ravenous cravings at bay.
Glucomannan (The Fiber That Dr Oz Loves)
This isn’t the first time that Glucomannan has been talked about by Dr Oz, and I’m quite confident that it’s not the last. It is because Dr Oz just loves this powerful fiber supplement’s ability to help control your hunger (along with your blood sugar). On a past episode Dr Oz even talked about how to lower your cholesterol with glucomannan!
A woman was invited to join Dr Oz on stage. She said that she battles hunger all day long. She said that she would try to satisfy her hunger by eating a 100 calorie snack pack. That’s great if you eat just one, but Michelle Dr Oz that she ate six of them! Kind of defeat’s the purpose don’t you think?
Glucomannan is a natural fiber that comes from the konjac plant. Glucomannan can expand up to 8 times in your stomach! Dr Oz called it “Natures Get Skinny Sponge”. It’s a natural fiber that will make you feel full but won’t give you the side effects like gas and bloating. I have a bottle of glucommanan on hand as a matter of fact. It’s pretty cheap and can be found online and in health food stores for about 10 bucks. When the glucomannan expands in your stomach you feel full. It’s a slow moving fiber that can also help to lower your cholesterol and slows down sugar absorption into your bloodstream which helps to curb cravings and works great as an appetite suppressant.
They even sell glucommanan as a noodle! I’ve seen angel hair pasta and spaghetti noodles. I’ve tried it and it’s important that you really wash the noodles well. They come in a wet package. They really have little taste so it’s important to add yummy spices and a nice (and healthy) sauce to give it some flavor. It has very few calories and no carbs!
Glucomman also comes in supplement or powder form. Take as a capsule or put a serving of the powder into your favorite drink.
Grapeseed Oil is another supplement that Dr Oz has talked about in the past. It works as a supplement by slowing down the stomach from “emptying”. Try taking two teaspoons of grapeseed oil 2 hours before eating lunch. The grapeseed oil coats the lining of the stomach and makes you feel full. Try it for two weeks and see how it works for you as an appetite suppressant. It’s good for you and if it helps to keep you from snacking on unhealthy foods it’s definitely worth considering!
Griffonia Simplicifolia Review
I had never heard of this appetite suppressant before. dr Oz said it comes from a shrub in West Africa. He said that it helps your body make serotonin and your brain is full of serotonin when you are feeling fool and satisfied. Part of the reason that you feel hungry is that your body is craving serotonin. Take 200 milligrams of griffonia simplicifolia each day to help receive a beneficial effect. Make sure to check with your physician if you are currently taking SSRI’s or MAOI meds.
Cento Pine Nuts
Cento Pine Nuts are an appetite suppressant that works by turning off the hunger hormones in your body. Before breakfast take a shot glass size amount of Cento Pine Nuts. These pine nuts contain pinolenic acid which will help you feel satiated. Studies have shown that those who eat pine nuts have less cravings. The calories that are in pine nuts will make it easier to not eat calories from unhealthy alternative sources. You know, chips, cheetos, sweets, etc…
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