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Foods that Suppress Appetite and Reduce Hunger for Dieting and Eating Less

Summary. This document contains a list of foods that can help suppress appetite. These are suggestions that may work for some people better than others. Please feel free to contact us with any additions or feedback. Thanks!

Reduce Tiredness. The list below should be used in addition to hunger reducing activities such as regular exercise and getting plenty of quality sleep. Some people eat during the day for a boost of energy if they are feeling tired. For this reason, anything you can do to reduce tiredness can help reduce food consumption.

Avoid Appetite Stimulating Foods. Some foods are known to increase the appetite dramatically while at the same time blocking the receptors in the brain that alert you when full. Avoid such foods. These are generally high in fat, salt, and/or sugar. Most snacks and fast food would fall into this category.

Reduce Cravings Overview. In general, foods that reduce cravings are bitter, spicy, and/or tart. These would include foods like grapefruit (bitter), mustard (spicy), and vinegar (tart).

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Hot and Spicy Pickles. The tartness of pickles can help reduce apetite. Claussen pickles are found in the refrigeration section of the grocery store, and there are a wide variety to choose from. Some pickles may have sugar and other sweeteners. Keeping in mind that bitter, spicy, and tart flavors help reduce cravings, one of the better choices of pickle would be the Hot and Spicy pickles (shown here). Because this is a new product, it may not be available in all markets.

As you can see by the nutritional information below, a person could eat an entire jar of these pickles and only consume about 165 calories.

Ingredients: Fresh Cucumbers, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Dried Red Bell Peppers, Dried Garlic, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate (to Preserve Flavor), Spice, Mustard Seed, Natural Flavor (Contains Celery), Polysorbate 80, Onions, Garlic, Turmeric Oleoresin.

Additional nutritional information is shown below.

Mint-Flavored Gum. In general, chewing on something can help some people avoid eating food. Selecting a mint-flavored gum like peppermint or spearmint can be even more effective because the “minty-flavor” reduces cravings and can help avoid sugar found in other flavors of gum.

In particular, Spry gum with Xylitol has a pleasant flavor without any artificial sweeteners that may be harmful. As an added benefit, Spry gum helps maintain healthy gums and teeth.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. There are a wide variety of products from Bragg. One of their more popular products is their Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. According to the Bragg website, Apple Cider Vinegar has the following benefits:

  • Rich in enzymes & potassium
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & ph Balance
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Helps remove body sludge toxins
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Relieves muscle pain from exercise

“Apple Cider Vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing health qualities.”

The video below describes the benefits offered by drinking apple cider vinegar on a daily basis. Only a small amount is needed to help stimulate a chain reaction of wellness in the body.

Salsa. Most grocery stores offer fresh salsa in the refrigerated section. Eating fresh salsa is a great way to get raw foods into your diet. Most salsas offer the spicy, hot, and tart flavors that help reduce cravings.

Because salsa is generally very low in calories, it’s a good food to fill up on. A medium salsa can have the flavor and appearance of gazpacho – a vegetable soup usually served cold. So, rather than eating salsa as a condiment in small amounts, some people will eat an entire container of fresh mild salsa which may only have 150 to 200 calories.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com