Why is it common to hear people say they are looking for shortcuts to a leaner body? To be fair, we all want to save time, be more efficient in our efforts and see quick results. There is no shame in that, so we are not blaming you for anything.
However, the next question if you have been looking for a shortcut becomes how you are looking for them. Which options are you experimenting with or exploring? While the results may be the same, the means are very different. Even if it is not ideal to go on a crash diet for quick results, it sure beats taking a pill or formula that might not prove useful and could harm your health in the process.
But we digress. Ultimately, if you intend to lose weight, then you need to do what is sustainable. That often means no shortcuts, so you cannot count on those. You can, however, rely on your ability to resist hunger, as a tool for weight loss success. Better yet, it is something you already have, so there is no need to waste your time searching for it. What makes us stop eating does not seem to be the number of calories we take in or the number of carbohydrates or protein. It is the weight of the food we consume.
Even if you do not realize it, you can and are fully able to resist and control your appetite. And this is the key to weight loss success. Think about it. It is no secret eating fewer calories is what you need to do to lose weight. You have to eat a reasonable amount of food: otherwise, you would be undertaking a crash diet, and that does not bode well at all. Resisting your hunger does not mean you need to take it to extremes. All you ought to do is not eat when you probably shouldn’t, so when you do, it is because you are hungry.
Think of it as feeding your body what it needs, when it needs it, rather than feeding your appetite what it craves and when it wants. It is not easy to resist those hunger pangs, we know. But if you establish some structure for your eating pattern, then it can be a manageable feat. For instance, planning to eat two meals a day with nothing in between, with a timing that makes the window between them bearable, is an excellent idea which can bring you results. As long as you are not overeating, you will make progress this way in no time.
But again: do not forget the importance of resisting your hunger when you should. Controlling your appetite is a crucial ingredient for weight loss success.