One of the most common, and surprising, effects of following the Keto diet is appetite suppression. Many followers of the plan report that the between meal hunger pangs they used to experience fade away very quickly. This makes it easier to stay on the diet and continue to lose weight. While other diets have their followers starving between meals, the Keto diet offers relief from constant hunger. The Keto diet, with its specific combination of foods and ingredients, has powerful appetite suppressing effects.
The first key component is the amount of protein in the Keto diet. Protein, more so than carbohydrates, has the power to satisfy hunger, and, when combined with healthy fats, can keep you feeling full for long periods of time.
One of the best foods for satisfying hunger on the Keto diet is eggs. A recent study showed that eating eggs for breakfast would actually stave off hunger for the rest of the day.
The research concerned two groups of women. One group ate eggs for breakfast and the other had a breakfast of bagels and cream cheese. The calorie count for both breakfasts was exactly the same. The subjects kept track of what they ate the rest of the day and answered questions about their levels of hunger and satisfaction throughout the day. The results showed that the women who ate the eggs for breakfast felt more satisfied throughout the entire day. They ate less at each meal than the women who were in the bagel group.
Broccoli and cauliflower, also have appetite-suppressing effects, they are very bulky and they help make your stomach feel full. When your stomach feels full, it actually creates a chemical response reducing the appetite because it believes that your stomach is full of high-calorie foods.
The Keto diet acts to keep your blood sugar stabilized and helps you avoid carbohydrate cravings. With high carbohydrate diets, you feel full after eating and then after a few hours hunger cravings return and the cycle continues, you eat more to satisfy your hunger and gain weight. The Keto diet helps to restore your blood sugar levels to an acceptable balance. They provide just enough of each type of food, with a proper amount of carbohydrates (from the vegetables). The vegetables provide quick carbohydrate energy, and the protein gives the meal staying power. This combination helps suppress your appetite.
The Keto diet is actually a craving control diet that can help suppress your appetite. If you’ve had a problem with carbohydrate cravings before, this new way of eating will help control those cravings. The more you eat on the plan, the better your cravings will be controlled and the easier it will be to follow the diet.