Bacon and eggs. Peanut butter and jelly. The 80’s and big hair👩🎤 One just isn’t the same without the other. What about hunger and fat loss? Do those two have to go together? Yes and no. A calorie deficit is the one major requirement for fat loss to occur. Some measure of hunger is to be expected when in a deficit. I think it’s helpful to remember though that hunger is no more a sign that you “have to” eat immediately then yawning and feeling sleepy are signs that you “have to” go directly to bed. Learning to sit with a little hunger is something you can practice.
That being said, there’s no reason to be ravenous! I think it makes sticking with a fat-loss plan for any length of time challenging. It can be hard to make productive choices when overly hungry and “hanger,” while it might be a made up word😆, is definitely a real phenomenon😡! Here are 3 strategies to mitigate hunger: ☝️Go for more volume: Some foods are less calorie dense, which means you can have more of them for relatively fewer calories. I’m sure that it won’t surprise you that vegetables are in this category. Egg whites can also really pump up the volume in a meal. Try adding some to a whole egg or two or cooking some up with oatmeal ( it sounds weird, but add some cinnamon and berries and YUM!) Did you know that a whole pound of watermelon only has 138 calories?! And a pound of strawberries has only 151 calories?! ( I learned both of these helpful tips from @syattfitness
)That is A LOT of food for so few calories! -
✌️Have protein (20-30 grams) with every meal. It is the most filling of the macronutrients (more than both carbs and fats)
☝️✌️Fill up with liquid. Stick with zero calorie drinks: water, flavored water, seltzer, coffee, tea. I carry a bottle of seltzer or a thermos of herbal tea with me literally everywhere. Pick something you enjoy!
Hope this helps💕 If you have any questions leave ‘em below👇