7. Drink Coffee
Drinking a few cups of coffee, especially decaf, can help reduce hunger.
In fact, drinking a couple cups of coffee in the morning may boost your metabolism and suppress your appetite. In fact, coffee has numerous other health benefits and can even prolong your life. However, cut out sweeteners in your morning coffee. This is important because the sugar in your coffee can spike your insulin levels, which in turn will cause you to crave more.
In a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, researchers concluded that decaffeinated coffee can acutely decrease hunger and increase the satiety hormone peptide YY.
Peptide YY is produced in the gut in response to eating and promotes a feeling of fullness.
8. Pinch Your Earlobes
Another surprising and simple trick to suppress your appetite is pinching your earlobes. In fact, stimulation of this acupressure point helps restore balance in your energy. It is a known fact that imbalances and blockage of energy cause cravings.
A 1998 study published in Australian Family Physician found that frequent stimulation of specific points on the outer ear is an effective method of appetite suppression, which in turn can lead to weight loss.
So, the next time you wish to suppress your cravings, simply pinch your earlobes for 10 seconds.