Appetite control is the Holy Grail for weight control and letting yourself get ravenously hungry prior a large meal (dinner for most people) is an invitation for over-indulgence and weight gain. Here are four proven ways to healthfully take the edge off of your pre-meal hunger and ultimately help you eat less. For best results, time these appetite-spoiling tactics 20-30 minutes prior to mealtime.
1. Eat a veggie-filled tossed salad drizzled with a little olive oil-based vinaigrette
2. Enjoy a small handful of nuts-any variety
3. Drink a large glass of low-sodium vegetable or tomato juice
4. Eat a few slices of avocado spritzed with lemon juice