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Ten Ways to Tame Your Appetite

Learn to control your appetite

When it comes to losing weight, there are some things you could live without; an insatiable appetite is one of them. Appetite can feel like such an untamable beast, and a bossy one at that. When it demands to be fed, you feed it - often regardless of your weight-control goals.

So what’s the alternative to caving in? We recommend ten tactics for true appetite control. Read on to learn more!

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Why diet pills don't work

Diet pills won't change your eating habits
The lure of diet pills has always been their ability to suppress appetite. It seems so simple; take a pill, stifle your appetite, lose weight.

But the problem is that the minute you stop taking diet pills, your appetite returns in full force and you've done nothing to change the behaviours that caused you to gain weight in the first place. Any weight that you lost while taking the pills creeps (or leaps) right back on.

The temporary suppression of appetite with pills can also be dangerous. In some instances diet pills have caused permanent health problems and even death. A few years ago, the weight-loss supplement Ephedra was banned after research linked the drug to heart complications – but not before it caused serious health problems for countless consumers.

Simple appetite control

So if pills don't work, how do you get your appetite under control?

Actually, appetite in and of itself is not a bad thing. In fact, it provides an important indicator of your body’s need for refueling; when you are low on energy, your stomach lets you know. Your appetite is not the problem; it’s how you respond to it that can be.

"Effective appetite control strategies should help curb your appetite without negative side-effects, and should also assist you in changing the eating habits that cause weight gain," says Pat Fiducia, one of CalorieKing's weight-loss experts.

Read on for Pat's best tips on effective appetite control.

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