This also helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable (which is also important for staving off depression). This is one of my tried and true strategies for all those I counsel on weight loss.”
4) “Stay Hydrated. Give coconut water a try. It has a delicious flavor and is very hydrating for the body. Often people mistake thirst for hunger. Or, try sparkling water with an all-natural flavored liquid stevia for a sweet, but safe treat.”
5) “Make sure protein is found at each meal/snack. Protein in the form of whole Greek yogurt, nuts/seeds, hard cheese, hard boiled eggs, hummus, and nut butters. Or for a quick meal/snack try a whey protein shake blended with your favorite milk beverage such as almond or rice milk (avoid the flavored or sugar added ones), with berries and ice.”
6) “Incorporate a clinically studied form of saffron called Satiereal. Research has shown women using Satiereal had a marked reduction in their desire to snack/over eat. Saffron is thought to affect the satiety center in the brain thereby helping to reduce emotional eating/snacking. Satiereal is also beneficial at reducing sugar cravings. It can be commercially found in the form of Hunger Chews or Capsules by ReBody.”
7) “Incorporate omega-3 fatty acid supplements from fish oil. The omega-3s, EPA and DHA, are powerful mood lifters and have been shown to increase serotonin levels. There are hundreds of clinical studies on the beneficial [effects] of omega-3s for depression. Research also shows fish oil can improve our body's release of leptin (which is a hormone that helps us to feel full and satisfied) and is an excellent option for any weight loss plan.”
8) Karst also supports using SafSlim, and she is the head nutritionist for this product. She said it is used to help get rid of belly fat, and it’s an “all-natural form of linoleic acid safflower oil.” She suggests taking two tablespoons of the product each day before eating.
Elika Kormeili, a professional therapist and health coach specializing in stress management and emotional eating, has eight tips to help prevent overeating (and the eventual depression and obesity that can happen).