& Weight Loss Questions
on Diet and Appetite Control
Have Difficulty Controlling My Appetite
I have difficulty controlling my appetite. Any Suggestions?
- Eat more slowly
so that your brain, and in turn your appetite, has time to receive the
- Here's how appetite
control works: cholecystokinin (CCK) is released as food enters the
stomach. It tells the digestion to slow down and then gives the message
to the brain that you are 'full' and your appetite naturally decreases.
This takes time - usually around 20 minutes.
- Take regular exercise
Neuropeptide Y (a neurotransmitter) is increased when you exercise.
This stimulates your appetite for complex carbohydrates that in turn
release serotonin which makes you feel good and keeps your appetite
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