Controlling cravings is an important part of the weight loss that many people experience when they end up snacking. But Dr. Michael Mosley shared an important tip to keep you full longer without dieting.
He recommends people increase their protein intake earlier in the day because it seems to help keep you fuller for longer, help with weight loss and reduce cravings.
“Protein can keep you full and studies show it reduces your hunger hormone,” says Dr. Mosley.
“It also increases levels of a hormone called a peptide that makes you feel full.”
By including higher amounts of protein in their diet, people will see an increased metabolism while reducing cravings.
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Dr. Mosley continues: “Eating protein with your first meal of the day helps you feel fuller longer because after a protein meal, levels of a chemical called tyrosine increase inside the brain.
“By increasing its own supply of dopamine as the next meal approaches, the brain experiences much weaker dopamine effects from high-calorie foods.”
High-carbohydrate breakfasts should be avoided, as insulin spikes due to these causes can increase cravings later in the day.