Are you hungry shortly after finishing a meal? If so, your body may be telling you that you need more omega-3 fats.
In a recent study, obese and overweight participants were given a dinner that was either low or high in omega-3s (260 mg vs. 1.3 g, respectively). The researchers measured their sensations of hunger immediately after the meal and again two hours later. What they found was that those who ate the high-omega-3 meal felt fuller than those who ate the low-omega-3 meal – immediately afterward as well as two hours later.
Get the craving-controlling benefits of omega-3s by enjoying meals that feature wild salmon (1 g/3 oz), sablefish or black cod (1.2 g/3 oz), and sardines (2.8 g/can). And take a high-quality fish oil supplement like Carlson’s that provides 1.6 g/tsp. to get your daily dose of this healing fat and keep the munchies at bay.[Ed. Note: Nutrition expert Kelley Herring – founder of Healing Gourmet – has created a revolutionary 7-part health transformation program called Your Plate, Your Fate that reveals how you can protect your health and optimize your weight by maximizing the nutrients in your food.