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Fighting Cravings, Draining: 4 Ingredients That Really Help Us Lose Weight

 Fighting Cravings, Draining: 4 Ingredients That Really Help Us Lose Weight

For effective weight loss, there are no magic pills or combinations, but “boost” foods that help drain fat better or increase satiety even before eating.

We have to admit it... In the nutritional supplement department, if health and slimming claims are promising, they often sell dreams, without letting us get very real results! The right strategy plus balanced meals? Bet on real allies in the fight against weight gain: natural and safe products if used correctly (no need, for example, to swallow them without moderation to lose weight faster!), which have been shown to flush fat out of the body or eliminate hunger and cravings.

Oat bran, strong drainage

Derived from the outer shell of the oat grain, which concentrates most of the soluble fiber, it forms a coarse powder that is easy to combine with meals.

What are the benefits of slimming? Its richness in soluble fiber and pectin is what makes it its prime concern. Mixed within the GI tract with other foods consumed, they pass through the GI tract and the colon without being absorbed and are largely eliminated by natural means, carrying with them carbohydrates (sugars), lipids (fats) ... sugars and fats exist in a less important reality, The number of calories eaten as well.

How do you eat it? Sprinkle on salad greens, raw vegetables, blended with yogurt, plant milk, incorporated into pancake batter or baking mixture: 1 or 2 tbsp. A tablespoon a day is good.

Psyllium, an appetite suppressant

Recognized by the World Health Organization as a regulator of intestinal transit, psyllium is an Indian plant known since ancient times for its laxative properties. The seeds are consumed and their condition: their high fiber content (15 times more than wheat bran) regulates the frequency and quality of stool.

What are the benefits of slimming? By improving the transit and thus the body's drainage, it also expels previous bad meals. But we love it because it takes up space in the intestines, swells, adds volume, and satiety, on the agenda, allows you to eat less during meals.

How do you eat it? 1/2 to 2 tbsp. coffee/day (be careful, it's a laxative!) steeped in a large glass of hot water and swallowed 30 minutes before the heaviest meal of the day.

Agar - anti-craving agar

This extract obtained from some red algae (Glycium) is the main plant substitute for animal gelatin. It gels, thickens and stabilizes cooking preparations ... just like in our tummy!

What are the benefits of slimming? Detox and slimming (0.3 kcal per gram), this powder consisting of 80% soluble fiber is mainly used for its appetite suppressant effect as it increases the feeling of satiety by forming a gel in the intestine. Its main assets? Working speed...

How do you eat it? Sprinkle in vegetable broth, compote...increases consistency without adding extra calories. And when you're feeling a little hungry, Dr. Frederick Saldmann, a cardiologist and nutritionist, recommends pouring it into hot tea or herbal tea (freezing from 40°C) at a maximum rate of 2 grams per 50 cl. The effect of satiety is guaranteed in 15 minutes!

Konjac, ultra-light

This vegetable grows in Vietnam, China and Japan, where it is mainly eaten and cooked. Flour is extracted from its root with which we make konjac (konjac block) or chiratakis (konjac spaghetti).

What are the benefits of slimming? Glucomannan, a substance extracted from its root, is capable of absorbing up to 100 times its weight in water. Once ingested, this highly effective gelling agent “lines” the walls of the stomach, providing a quick satiety effect. All without calories (or almost!) because they contain only 3 calories per 100 grams, 0 grams of fat (fat) and 2.3 grams of carbohydrates (sugars)! Therefore, it is a preferred partner to narrow their lists.

How do you eat it? Like pasta, with tomato coulis, or in soup for a snack. Swallow in powdered form (about 1.5 grams) in a large glass of water to stop hunger.

Chitosan: effective or not?

Chitosan is a substance that comes from the crusts of crustaceans. Yes Yes ! Since it is able to fix the fat that surrounds it and carry it in the stool using a bolus of food, it is credited with excellent slimming properties. However, in terms of weight loss, "the results are disappointing in men," warns nutritionist Jack Fricker in 60 Million People Collaborators (The Truth About Diets, October 2020). "When used in high doses, 4 to 5 grams per day, it loses only 11 grams per day of fat in the stool, or 10 calories." * So no need to give in to this newcomer in the long list of anti-obese foods...that don't work!


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