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How to Curb Your Appetite Without GLP-1 Medications

How to Curb Your Appetite Without GLP-1 Medications

Promoting satiety naturally can help in managing hunger and maintaining a healthy weight. Here are several strategies to promote satiety without relying on semaglutide GLP-1 agonist medications such as Ozempic and Wegovy!

What is GLP-1?

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that plays a crucial role in glucose metabolism and appetite regulation. It is a type of hormone released from the gut in response to eating, which helps to regulate blood sugar levels. 

What is a GLP 1 agonist?

Examples include Ozempic, Wegovy, Zepbound and Mounjaro. These medications mimic the action of GLP-1 by binding to its receptor. While these medications help with appetite control and weight loss, they do not offer a solution that is sustainable due to the serious side effects and high cost. However, there are safer, gentler ways to improve GLP1 activity that are effective and free of side effects.

Fiber: the key to natural appetite control

Most Americans do not eat enough fiber. The benefits of fiber to our overall health are essential. When it comes to satiety, fiber slows down digestion and helps you feel full. Dietary guidelines recommend that adults consume 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day from food, but the average American intake is significantly lower, typically around 15 grams per day. Fiber promotes satiety, naturally!

Bowl of Yogurt with Prebiotic Baobab Powder, and organic berries.

In addition to helping with satiety, adequate fiber intake is crucial for maintaining digestive health, preventing constipation, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and managing weight.

Not all fiber is created equal

Fiber can be found in fruits and vegetables, but not all fiber has the same benefits, not all fiber is created equal. The right fiber can make a big difference in the long run for your health and weight loss journey. Baobab for example includes prebiotic pectin oligosaccharides and polyphenols whereas resistant starch and inulin only contain prebiotic fiber. The synergy of prebiotic fiber, polyphenols, vitamin C and minerals makes Baobab an exceptional ingredient to help with energy, satiety and weight management.

15 Amazing Health Benefits of Baobab Powder

Eat More Protein

Protein is a filling macronutrient and when you include protein in every meal it can help you feel fuller for longer and support healthy weight loss. Lean meats like chicken, turkey, and fish and eggs. Dairy products like yogurt and cheese, legumes like beans, lentils, and chickpeas, and nuts and seeds are all great ways to improve satiety.

Staying Hydrated helps satiety

Drinking water helps with satiety. Sometimes, thirst is mistaken for hunger, so staying hydrated can prevent unnecessary snacking.

Eat Healthy Fats

Fats can help increase feelings of fullness. Include healthy fats in your diet such as avocados, olive oil, nuts and seeds, mackerel, and fatty fish such as wild salmon.

Consume Low-Calorie, High-Volume Foods

Foods that are low in calories but high in volume can fill you up without adding too many calories. High volume foods include vegetables like leafy greens, cucumbers, and carrots. Fruits with high water content like watermelon and strawberries.

Chew Thoroughly and Eat Slowly

Taking your time to eat and chewing thoroughly can enhance the feeling of fullness. Eating slowly allows your brain to register that you are full, which can prevent overeating.  

Include a Variety of Foods

Eating a variety of foods can prevent boredom and promote satiety by ensuring you get a mix of nutrients. Different textures and flavors can make meals more satisfying. Look for nutrient-rich foods such as Baobab fruit that are a natural source of fiber and loaded with vitamin C, and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. 

Using Baobab Powder in Your Recipes

Mindful Eating

Pay attention to what and when you eat. Avoid distractions like TV or smartphones during meals. Being mindful of your eating habits can help you recognize when you're full. Too often, people eat standing, on the go and while rushed. Be mindful when you eat. Sit at the table to eat and enjoy your meal or healthy snack. 

Regular Meals and Snacks

Regular meals and snacks can help maintain steady blood sugar levels and prevent extreme hunger, which can lead to overeating.

Avoid Highly Processed Foods

Highly processed foods, especially those high in sugar and unhealthy fats, can lead to quick spikes and drops in blood sugar, leaving you feeling hungry soon after eating.

Implementing these strategies can help promote natural satiety, making it easier to manage hunger and maintain a balanced diet.

Take Away

People do not need a drug to lose weight. These GLP-1 drugs have their place in modern medicine, but are being over prescribed, and overused. Nature provides foods that help you lose weight naturally. Prebiotic fiber stimulates the gut to release satiety hormones like GLP-1. Fiber promotes satiety, naturally!  So, if you are looking for a healthier way to lose weight, simply begin by increasing your prebiotic fiber and improving satiety —a tablespoon of KAIBAE Baobab twice daily can surely help!