A common problem with fad diets is that they all leave you starving, thus putting you at risk of eating more food. Good Housekeeping collaborated with registered dietitian Delia Hammock to come up with a diet plan that would really keep you full.
The result is the “No Hunger Diet,” an eating plan with meals packed with protein and fiber, which keep your body full.
Protein minimizes cravings by slowing the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. A recent study shows that people who eat extra amounts of protein lost 20 percent more weight than those following an equal-calorie, higher-carb diet plan. Moreover, they lose body fat instead of muscle.
Meanwhile, fiber is an essential part of most diet plans as it slows down digestion. This can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A study conducted in University of Texas at Austin found that people of normal weight ate 33 percent more fiber daily compared to those who were overweight. Also, people who eat more fiber have lower levels of insulin, thus preventing sugar cravings.
The No Hunger Diet follows a set of meals each day, averaging about 1,400 calories daily. The plan consists of three meals and two snacks a day for a week, with desserts inserted twice a week (replacing one snack that day). It also recommends drinking zero-calorie beverages like water or club soda.
You can find the menu and recipes on Good Housekeeping website.
Source: Good Housekeeping