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   Controlling Your Appetite With Food

Introduction And Background

Sometimes it is hard to resist our desires. We give in pretty easily when it comes to food because to the world, there is nothing that delights more. Food is the essence of life for some and for some it is their only existence. This is not a joke because if you check the obesity rate in the world, you will be shocked. And even when people go to hangout, food is on their list. Thus, it becomes very hard to lose weight. It becomes even harder to consider yourself amongst those people who want to lose weight because you just can’t control your appetite. However, there are ways in which you can. Some people believe in diverting towards other options and we’ll discuss those too but did you know that you can actually control your appetite with food?

Some Foods, Not All
Do not be mistaken by the title of the article. Controlling the appetite with food does not mean that the appetite can be reduced by eating all the foods. There are only some foods which are capable of reducing the appetite and we should know about them. Controlling the appetite is not an easy thing to do. Firstly, it takes time to adjust to the thought that you will be eating less than you used to and have to control your urges. Secondly, the hunger pangs sometimes drive you insane so it is better to have something that helps to control the appetite. Only your will power is sometimes not strong enough to do the job alone. You have to have something to help.

The Foods That Help In Controlling The Appetite
There are certain foods that help in controlling the appetite. It isn’t about their quantity but the elements and minerals in them that can help you to achieve your goal. There are healthy natural appetite suppressants which can give you the energy you need and also give you good health along with helping you lose weight. What more do you need? Here is a list of some of the foods.

  • Almonds
    Studies that are related to weight management have proven that after eating almonds, people seem to feel full sooner. Almonds are not fattening and also contain a wide variety of antioxidants, including vitamin E, which does a wonderful job in attaining what you need.
  • Coffee
    While people think that coffee might not be the healthiest drink in the world, a lot of people have it in the morning to feel energized and to fasten their metabolic rate. It also happens to act as an appetite suppressant! You will notice that after having coffee, you are never in much of a mood to have an entire meal!
  • Avocados
    These are the best fruits you can eat to suppress the appetite. With only one avocado, your brain already feels that your stomach is full and most people stop eating just like that! Try it out sometime without thinking too much about your empty stomach and you’ll see.
  • Apples
    Ah, the wonder fruit. There is rarely a list which escapes this fruit. An apple a day does keep the doctor away but an apple also keeps hunger away too! Apple has a lot of vitamins and a lot of fiber in it. Not only does it help the digestive system but it also keeps your hunger pangs and you appetite at bay. What’s more, people actually like apples. They are fond of having it.
  • Eggs
    Have you noticed that people who have eggs for breakfast generally don’t feel hungry till late in the afternoon? They don’t even feel the need to have a snack in between. This is because eggs are a great appetite suppressant and generally, protein rich foods have a way of providing satiety to the stomach. You don’t need to get in to the science of that though. Have eggs for breakfast sometimes!
  • Tofu
    This is also an appetite suppressant but not a famous one since a lot of people might prefer to eat something else. However, it is still on the list!
  • Water
    This is the best appetite suppressant of all since it fills up your stomach and you have less space than before to eat! Water is not considered an exact food but everyone needs to know what a great appetite suppressant it is. Try drinking water before every meal. It will make you feel full sooner!

There are various ways of suppressing the appetite. People take in appetite suppressing pills and sometimes even wear belts to pull in their stomachs. However, this is the most natural way of reducing weight and controlling the appetite is never healthier than when you control it by eating healthy foods.

Harms of using medical (allopathic) appetite suppressants

Introduction and Background

Allopathic medicines are known to be more effective than Homeopathic medicines for sure. It is well approved by most of certified physicians who have learnt the medical science. However, the side effects of using allopathic medicine are not considered to be approbated at all as they have some damaging impacts on human health. Unlike Homeopathy or scientific herbal treatments allopathic medicines are easy to use and can help patients derive the result quickly. Also they are near to hand of the patient in comparison to other specifically detailed medicines.


Among various medications appetite suppressants have been increasingly used over the years by interested and deliberately guided people. It is because physicians have observed quick results which were not so effective in the past and not so much helpful to beget the prognosis by other types of treatments. Also patients promptly use such suppressants in order to cut short the treatment plan and processes while other recommended medicines could not help them get such quick results. However, an appetite suppressant could be a one way therapy to suit the fancy of the patient and make a change in the physical status fast helping the patient lose the weight. Weight loss could never have been so easier and trendy as it is now by means of the use of appetite suppressants. The chemical agents of these drugs usually remove the feeling of hunger and let them be without taking foods that they could receive on regular occasions. However, some patients have reported that they experienced huge side effects for using these suppressants even under the secure observation of the physician. The question is that whether they would overlook the side effect or they would continue using this medication to achieve their desired results since many other Allopathic treatments have such issues with side effects while they are inevitably used for prognosis.

Side effects which have evidently been found

  • Subsequently arrived depression
  • disorganized activity of the Central Nervous System due to some severe damages
  • Loss of memory
  • Increased blood pressure and hypertension due to regular use of appetite suppressants
  • Unclear visions caused by frequent blurred perception
  • Mood disorder and frequent pain in the chest
  • Regular growth of the constipation and the dizziness

Secondary hypertension, a kind of high blood pressure is caused by the absorption of appetite suppressant. A person with high blood pressure has hypertension that is not as much identifiable as secondary hypertension is. Secondary hypertension is related with other physical issues. Person who receives appetite suppressants within 14 days of taking MAOI can have utter high blood pressure- according to the report of University of Maryland Medical Center. Lung dysfunction such as pulmonary hypertension can be occurred because of blood pressure in the relevant artery can be linked to the absorption of appetite suppressants such as Flenfluramine, dexflenfluramine, etc.

According to the report of the National Institute of Health some terrific side effects caused by absorbing appetite suppressants can call for emergency medical conditions. Cardiovascular shortcomings and allergic reaction can be found due to the use of appetite suppressants. Difficulty in breathing, painful urination, numbness, uneven heartbeat, edema, pain in chest, lower ability of exercising, being fainted, hives or rash, uneven bleeding, sore throat, etc are also the symptoms of indispositions caused by the intake of appetite suppressants.

Prolonged use of appetite suppressants may cause severe psychotic symptoms such as border line personality disorders, insomnia, paranoid activity, hyperactivity, etc. Such continuous usage causes grand delusion, optical illusion, phobia, frequent hallucination, etc. Development of clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can also be done by means of using appetite suppressants.

According to the report shown by NIH, prolonged use of appetite suppressants may lead to physical and mental dependency, and consequently hampers the working ability as well. During the drug withdrawal or tapering by the physician the patient might experience psychological dependency and feel lonely in regular life. Nausea, tendency of vomiting, cramps in abdominal areas, feeling toiled, weak, inadequate, etc are symptoms of the withdrawal of appetite suppressants.

According to the report of Vanderbilt University there are some appetite suppressants that cause mouth dryness. As a result some dental diseases such as tooth decay, gum dysfunctions, etc may take place.


Though appetite suppressants are revolutionary because of the fact that obesity turned out to be a social problems from a personal problem these days, physical consequences are other parts that let not conscious people use them without consulting with the physician. Almost about all medications have some side effects along with its indispensable conveniences, but, appetite suppressants are definitely causing as many burdens as not to consider. Mostly for it affects upon the central nervous system and causes potential loss of neurotic balance as well as causing the loss of memory nobody feels free to use it. On the other hand, the purpose of the treatment may have other alternatives and people can use them precisely. Suppose, for losing weight one can choose balanced diet on a regular basis and take proper physical exercises so that one won’t have to depend on using the appetite suppressant as a fundamental medication.


Do exercise and appetite suppression go along well?

Introduction and Background

Meaning of exercise?

In common words, physical exercise is all about the movement (sometimes without having any movement) of body and the penetration of muscles in some systematic ways in order to activate functionalities of organs including the empowerment of the activity of hormones. However, we should find all those functions to be active while we are going to do some works. The purpose of exercise is mainly to help the organ work properly while we are not engaged in working at all. Furthermore, systematic exercises can benefit us more than what the physical action can do. Exercises are designed in lots of ways with a view to avail physical conveniences. In present days, some physical exercises are practiced in order to decrease the human appetite. Insufficient appetite straightly results insufficient food absorption and ultimately results the loss of weight as well. So, it is quite clear that one of the objectives of doing exercises is reducing the weight.

Ghrelin and peptide YY are two usual hormones that come out from glands as a result of some severe exercises. These two hormones effectively reduce the appetite and as a consequence of fewer calories intake individuals can lose their weight. According to the recent researches typical Aerobic exercise such as running on treadmills results more excretion of such hormones. Normally other exercises cannot reproduce the same amount of both Ghrelin and Peptide YY in regular cases.

About Ghrelin and Peptide YY

Several hormones of the body are engaged in regulating appetite. Ghrelin is known to be in action of stimulating appetite while Peptide YY is doing the suppression of appetite. 12 years ago in Japan Ghrelin was first discovered. It was revolutionary because we first came to know anything about the appetite by means of that discovery. As a growth hormone it was identified with its role at that time. Peptide YY, on the other hand had been discovered about 27 years ago. Functionalities of these two hormones encouraged physicians a lot in doing something to control diets and subsequently effect on the weight of the body.

Acylated and non-acylated Ghrelin are two forms of the Ghrelin hormone. By means of crossing the blood-brain barrier the acylated Ghrelin, also called active Ghrelin reaches the tract of brain known as the appetite center. This hormone is excreted in the way mentioned, during the exercise and helps organ create the suppression of eating.

Is suppression of appetite mandatory? Is leaving the diet fruitful?

Only for overweight people the weight loss is mandatory. You should keep in mind that weight loss is compulsory in the perspective of the medical science. However, it’s not necessary now and then with the art of mind or simply as a part of fashion. Despite all overweight people are in the risk with their conditions of health they are to begin to lose weight only when their physicians ask them to do that. And obviously, they are to stop losing weight in accordance with the instruction of their physicians. You need to keep in mind that you don’t need to lose weight unless you are obese; because doing this can be even dangerous while your weight of the body should remain over a particular margin.


Do Exercise and the appetite suppression do better?

This is still a controversial question after all. Exercise has been recently established as an effective way for losing weight. All of us know that weight loss could not be as easy as someone speaks about. But we hardly know about the internal state of our body, especially the condition of existing hormones inside the organ unless we are going to diagnose it. Without the diagnostics we should not go for excessive exercises because of the fact that too much suppression of appetite can collapse some other statuses of the body.

However, gaining weight sometimes, can be life threatening. We need to rescue from excessive weight for various general medical reasons. The best ways to use appetite suppression and doing exercise are that checking and diagnosing the present physical condition. If we start receiving any treatment we should stop it before it affects us. Getting advice of the physician is the safest way at all time. If the physician prefers continuing the method there should be no problem. In accordance with the prescription of the physician we should stop continuing the method as well.


Preventing every single way from becoming overweight could not result losing the weight. It’s because you are checking your weight gaining at this step. Then you will follow more severe methods in order to become slimmer and slender. When you are slim and cheerful with all your efforts you do not need to still continue losing your weight. You need to resist the weight gaining from this time on. That’s what should help you avail the perfect result.

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