An excessive appetite contributes to overeating and obesity, but there are simple ways to suppress excessive food cravings that have been proven to be effective.
Drink coffee. Coffee has been shown to stimulate the gut’s production of peptide YY (PYY), which promotes satiety.
Consume protein. Protein is another proven way to suppress appetite. Protein foods take a long time to digest, making you feel fuller for longer. In addition, protein strengthens muscles and promotes muscle growth with regular physical activity, which helps reduce fat deposits.
Use ginger. The spicy root helps you feel full, even from a small amount of food eaten. This is helped by its ability to prevent blood glucose spikes – its sharp fluctuations from high to low levels provoke intense hunger and appetite.
Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation increases appetite by 34%, triggering an increase in blood levels of the hormone cortisol. An 8-hour nap is a proven way to overcome bouts of increased appetite.