5 Ways To Suppress Your Appetite Without Taking Any Special Pills or Capsules

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What do you think? Do you have other ways to reduce appetite cravings or other foods that suppress the appetite? Leave them in a comment below, along with any questions you have about reducing appetite cravings.

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39 thoughts on “5 Ways To Suppress Your Appetite Without Taking Any Special Pills or Capsules

  1. James says:

    I found that a couple tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a mason jar of water makes me feel fuller and stops that sugar craving i get after a big meal. Almost makes your stomach fee warm too

  2. Ivana Petrovska says:

    Great article. Also, if you want to suppress your appetite faster and lose weight you can think about the best natural otc appetite suppressants.

  3. Vandana Jha says:

    There is no video or audio. The link is broken. Please fix it. This is a very interesting subject! Thank you.

    1. Check again, should be working now. Thanks for the heads up.

  4. Grace says:

    No video. Just logo and html code underneath :(

  5. Crystal Leonard says:

    Hello. The video has been disabled, could you post it again please?

    1. Ben Greenfield says:

      Check it now– we fixed the issue.

  6. marilyn says:

    I could not pay attention to the advice :( oh man you are a big distraction.

  7. TOYAH says:

    I have yet to find anything on this planet that will reduce my cravines fir sugar or my need to eat!!! The funny thing..ime a fitness trainer…out of action for the last 5 years. Piling it on. Give me something real to work with…….

    1. I'd be happy to help you via a personal one-on-one consult. Just go to https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/coaching. and then choose a 20 or 60 minute consult, whichever you'd prefer. I can schedule ASAP after you get that.

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  9. Frankie says:

    Oh my gosh I need to go to the grocery store! I already love love love pickles and now I learn they will help me stop eating everything I see! Great! Thank you ben!

    1. DeDe says:

      Do you eat a lot of pickles each day? Does it really help with you being hungry all the time?

  10. Jane says:

    Ben please wear clothing when making your movies.

    Much appreciated.

  11. Tracy says:

    I have cirrhosis of the liver and I need to lose 50 lbs. Which of these supplements is the safest for me?

    1. I'd actually look into "Bitter Melon Extract". It is great for liver and also for supporting blood sugar. You eat it prior to your biggest meal of the day, especially if the meal is a carb containing meal. Check here: https://greenfieldfitnesssystems.com/product/mpx1…

  12. gbostany says:

    Any comments on sushi? I’m addicted to it; I can eat it everyday, 3 times a day!!!! This is NOT an exaggeration!!!

    If anybody has knowledge relating to a low carb diet and the effects that sushi would have, I would truly appreciate it!

    1. Well, unless you are strictly eating sashimi, it's isn't all that low carb! Take a look at this page for some help with cravings – https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/01/what-…

    2. Laura says:

      We make sushi using cauliflower rice :) tastes just as delicious!

  13. Lynne beck says:

    Hi Ben

    Just saw your video – and I love all those tips- very helpful. I also eat apple slices with soy nut butter(unsweetened) and it kills my appetite for hours!

  14. chad says:

    No idea why, but videos are completely unwatchable — constant freezing.

  15. Pbilna says:

    A delicious tea like Pomegrante (no sugar added) has helped me.

  16. Darrell says:

    I never thought about pickles as an appetite suppressant. My wife just bought a huge jar of pickles, and I made fun of her. Now, I'll be begging to have some of those pickles when I need a snack. Thanks, Ben.

  17. Jeff Hoening says:

    Great tips, Ben. Must be great living in WA with amazing apples all around you. I've found organic hardboiled eggs kept in the fridge do great curbing appetite.

  18. Eric says:

    Living in the Mexican food capital of the world, gotta add cucumber slices sprinkled with salt and fresh-squeezed lime juice to the list. Same concept as pickles, but fresh, light and yummy.

    1. Ana says:

      Yeah, Eric, I agree. Have you ever tried a little Louisiana Hot sauce on them with the salt and lime juice. Tastes great and I think the intense flavor helps stave off hunger.

  19. Pete says:

    It sounds a little weird, but brushing your teeth soon after your last meal can also help reduce food cravings.

  20. Kelcey says:

    I love raw veggies with some hummus; baby carrots, broccoli stem hearts, red pepper slices, cauliflower, snap peas, etc. Sometimes I'll make a dip with Greek yogurt and herbs instead of the hummus.
    I also often eat an apple with a large spoonful of cottage cheese or just a few nuts to add some protein/healthy fat. Pistachios in the shell are nice since the shells force you to eat slowly and not eat handfuls of nuts. (I also read somewhere that they are one of the lower-fat nuts.) I also like to slice my apple into fairly thin slices rather than just eating it whole, for some reason it seems to last longer and feels more like snacking that way.
    Occasionally, if I'm really having a chocolate or sugar craving I'll mix a couple teaspoons of organic raw cocoa powder with a bit of stevia and hot water for "hot chocolate."

  21. Aaron Bryer says:

    An apple sliced up with a bit of low fat cottage cheese is good.

  22. Ziyal says:

    I actually found Pu'er Tea v. useful in my path to losing weight. Not only does it suppress appetite, but it also flushes out the system (I usually do No. 2 once a day, but with Pu'er Tea it's mostly twice a day). Apparently it also balances cholesterol. I'm not one to try out weird teas usually, but I got Pu'er Tea as a gift, and I have found its benefits very beneficial and I continue to drink it today. Since it has caffeine, it's also a great coffee substitute, as it helps focus the mind, etc. At least this my experience with the tea (the gift was from China, so original/traditional Chinese Pu'er (in case there are weird western substitutes out there)). NOTE: Pu'er tea is not a quick-I-need-to-lose-10lbs-in-a-week thing.

    1. Ziyal says:

      Also, it takes a few days to get used to the taste of Puer tea — I suggest making milder brews to start off (the first two 10-second brews are thrown out anyway). I tried to get my dad to drink it because he gets constipated, but it didn't taste good enough for him. I guess he enjoys spending one hour on the toilet, lol.

  23. Samantha says:

    I found that coffee and tea suppress my appetite, especially coffee. I have a huge appetite between breakfast and lunch, but if I have a coffee, I can easily go several hours without feeling hungry. (I should note that I do not add sugar to either so that keeps it low cal).

    1. Saowanee says:

      Posted on Hey, I just found you and your brilliant video! Love to conecnt with you Can you @reply me on twitter? @laurahames. definitely called for action! Laura xo

  24. Jesse says:

    I suppose this is a variation from water, but I drink larges cups of tea. No sugar little bit of milk. Fills me up and keeps my mind off my stomach. I always have a big cup of tea either before or after dinner so that I don’t feel like eating too much

    1. great idea, Jesse. I've been trying iced Teeccino lately, and like that too. You just brew Teeccino and put it over ice, with a splash of milk (I use almond milk).

  25. Joce says:

    What about seaweed?

    1. Seaweed isn't bad, especially the new dried salted nori strips – those are really good and nutritious. BUT not a lot of folks have them lying around. I was reaching with the miso, since it's not incredibly common either.

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