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Curb Your Appetite

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For me a fresh, small apple before dinner has been a tasty way to alleviate the temptation to over-indulge at night or in anticipation of a large meal (parties, potlucks, buffet). But honestly, there are just so many apples (although the "name that apple variety" thread was tremendously helpful) a girl can eat!

So CH's, what foods, tricks or routines do you use to curb your appetite? Or is curbing ones appetite besides the point :)

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  1. Shouldn't you have titled this "Curb Your Apple-tite."?! (Sorry - couldn't resist.)

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    1. hee hee, very cute, cackalackie! There's an article on this very subject on AOL today and they feature the apple-eating strategy...will try to post the link but not sure it will work for everyone...

      http://diets.aol.com/newsandtrends/ap...

      Seems to work...well, I sometimes will have hot tea, either oolong or green tea, before a meal but broth works too.

      1. A few months ago I came across a book, "Three Apple a Day Plan" that is full of information on how apples work to curb appetite. It does seem to help cut back how much I want.

        Here's a link to it.

        http://tinyurl.com/y8o2e3

        I also just finished making a big pot of gingery, Asian Chicken stock that I love to sip something like that between meals when I think I'm hungry.

        He hound in me craves big taste so I find that things like this what are loaded with flavor satisfy me.

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        1. re: BostonZest

          Thanks BostonZ...I'm going to take a closer look at that book next time I'm at B&N.

          1. re: BostonZest

            Oh, that reminds me of my father, who for the longest time claimed that all he ate during the day was apples, and then dinner. All that fiber's good for you and your system, he liked to say. (And probably, that whole "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is based in part on that. At least, it kept me from talking about apples, or food in general, to him [he's a doctor]. Of course, he didn't really lose weight until he started exercising and cutting out most of the carbs in his diet.)

            As for me, a cup of soup usually does it for me, or the below-mentioned hard boiled egg. I also like a piece of good cheese.

          2. Peppermint candy does the trick for me.

            1. A few walnuts are a great appetite suppresant!