Maintain a routine when it comes to your diet and get proper sleep to keep hunger pangs at bay, say experts. Prashanth Badrinarayan, Chief Scientist at Happy Ratio, says a balanced diet, when realized to its full potential, can do wonders for the body.

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Some of his tips to curb your hunger pangs are:

  • Have a balanced meal with the right amount of fibre and protein. There are two significant nutrients that help you fill up. Lean protein, vegetables, fruits and whole grains with their low-calorie content help reap antioxidants and amino acids, while slowing down digestion. 
  • Consume a meal with low-glycemic (low GI) value. Food with low GI value is digested and absorbed slowly thus preventing blood glucose levels from spiking up. 
  • Always aim for a complete meal and ensure that your intake comprises the required amounts of vitamins and minerals. Lay more emphasis on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, low-fat protein and dairy products. 
  • Go for a nutritionally dense meal, replete with all essential nutrients. Ensure you are consuming at least 400 calories to sustain yourself for three-four hours. 
  • Maintain a routine. Eat at the same time every day. This helps the body to get accustomed to a fixed schedule and work well in tandem.

Poonam Sharma, a fitness expert, and dietitian associated with Dietliciouz, suggests: 

  • Sleep for an extra hour if you have to. Tired people tend to eat more food and are prone to binging throughout the day.
  • Prefer eating eggs in any form as they tend to make you feel fuller. 
  • Sometimes people mistake thirst for hunger and end up eating something. So that needs to be analyzed. 
  • Add two to three times of tea in your diet and that is sure to keep your hunger at bay. (IANS)