Without a doubt the most difficult part of a strict cutting diet is the calorie restriction that must be done.
At first it may not be so bad, but as you start to slash more and more calories off of your daily allotment, and your hunger hormones start to elevate in the absence of adequate calories, it can get extremely difficult to adhere to a diet without feeling starving.
While there are many great ways to suppress your appetite (like drinking black coffee), today I’m going to delve into one I haven’t covered yet in my previous articles.
There is a specific macronutrient that is 10x more satiating than the others.
That macronutrient is fat.
How 1 Tablespoon Of Natural Peanut Butter Can Keep You On Track
No, essential fats aren’t the enemy, and they are actually crucial for regulating several functions in the body, and promoting overall health.
If you try to suppress your appetite by eating some carbs for example, you will simply elevate your blood sugar, consequently igniting an insulin spike, which will leave you even hungrier than before you had those carbs in the first place.
This is why “no carb diets” are recommended so often, because once your body stops having insulin spikes throughout the day from carbohydrate intake, you don’t have to deal with excessive cravings or sporadic hunger attacks.
Fats are very slow digesting.
More so than both the other macronutrients (protein and carbs).
They are very dense, and they will sit in your stomach much longer, and the end result of that is you will feel fuller, longer.
A strategy I will commonly utilize if I am having a mini-hunger attack and I need to stave it off for several hours is simply go grab the natural peanut butter jar in my fridge, measure out a tablespoon of it, and then eat it.
Within 15 minutes I can feel my hunger slowly wane away, and then I’m content for the next few hours.
While it may seem too good to be true, give it a shot next time you have a craving and you will see first hand how much more satiated you feel than if you went and had a piece of bread or some rice or another carb dense food source.