Is there anything to stop your stomach from growling when on a diet and do not want to eat?

A growling stomach is an indication of an empty stomach. It is a sign that you need to eat something. Starving yourself while on a diet is not a sensible thing to do and will have an adverse effect your health in the long term. For those attempting to lose weight through dieting, hunger pangs were the number 1 reason why their diets failed.

You can lose weight by changing your eating habits and combining it with some form of exercise.

Exercise is a must if you want to lose weight. This will help to burn off calories that would otherwise be stored in your body as fat.

Your diet should be a low calorie diet which still supplies your body with all essential nutrients. The lower calorie intake coupled with the higher calorie expenditure due to an exercise regimen will help you to burn off those excess pounds.

Even with a well planned diet, there are going to be moments when your body will crave food and that growling sensation will recur. This happens more frequently during the initial phase of your diet as your body slowly adjusts to the new routine. Over time, as your stomach shrinks, the growling sensations will lessen.

Here are a few tips on dealing with that growling sensation in your stomach:

  • Eating more frequently while keeping your calorie count within the parameters of your diet will help reduce the frequency of hunger pangs. A light snack is the best way to deal with hunger pangs.
  • Eating protein rich foods such as fish, lean meat, beans, lentils and soy based foods will help you to feel fuller for a longer period of time. Consider eating more proteins towards the morning and afternoon periods.
  • Stress or boredom can cause “phantom hunger pangs”. Exercising for about 15 minutes during these periods will help by releasing endorphins which will keep the hunger pangs at bay.
  • Drink plenty of water whenever you are feeling hungry. This will help to fill your stomach and keep you well hydrated. You can try adding some lemon juice to the water. The advantages of this are that the lemon will provide your body with vitamin C and will help to cleanse your digestive tract.
  • Drinking tea or coffee will help to kill the hunger pangs. However, this should not be resorted to too often as it can have adverse effects. Drinking herbal tea would be a safer alternative if you are going to use this remedy very often.

answered by A S

It is not a wise idea to starve yourself and keep your stomach growling when you are on diet. Diet does not mean staying hungry. You can lose weight by eating, but it has to be wise eating. Please stop starving which leads to stomach growling as this will affect the metabolic process in your body and you will see the effects in long term. A healthy way for dieting is a combination of diet and exercise both.

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answered by S P

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