In this article, we are going to discuss the importance of confronting hunger face-to-face as a key strategy in developing life-long hunger mastery muscles that will allow you to lose weight and keep it off, one day at a time.
Hunger exists to keep us alive, but it also can morph into a destructive force that could lead us to deform obesity and even an early grave.
One question people who are interested in fasting and weight loss always ask me is whether or not appetite suppressants work. This has led me to research much on hunger and weight loss. The question is: How can I master hunger and not gain back all the weight I lose through fasting and dieting?
Some of my findings are outlined in this article and I hope it will give you hope and motivation to follow your goals and never give up.
Not a Panacea
Appetite suppressants can be “somewhat” helpful when fasting or dieting. But from experience, I can tell you that they are NOT a panacea or fix all to the natural hunger pains. The only one that I would feel comfortable recommending is Hoodia because it is made from a plant. I would suggest that you use Hoodia, but NOT any other product that has chemicals of any kind or even caffeine – or other stimulants.
Powdered Hoodia has been the one that has helped me the most by “calming” the hunger. You can go online and Google “powdered Hoodia” and you will find an ample selection to choose from. What I do is put a tablespoon of the Hoodia in a cup – usually in the afternoon – and mix it with some water and a squeeze of lemon.
It tastes quite bad, but this approach is the one that I have found produces the best appetite suppression. I also use decaffeinated green tea and seltzer water with lemon to calm hunger. This combination has carried me through 7,14,21,30 and even 40 and 60-day water and juice fasts. It works like a charm. Something about the hot liquid hitting my belly, the Hoodia, and then the effervescence of the seltzer.
Do not look at the hunger pains you go through when fasting and dieting as a punishment, or even as a torture to be endured (even though it certainly can feel that way). Instead, welcome the hunger pains as the clear and indivisible sign that your body is working overtime to overcome the very toxicity that you want to get rid of.
The toxicity – or the worst of it at least – hides in between your fat cells. So the only way for the body to deep clean itself is to dig into these cells.