To lower your appetite, massage your forehead?
Diet’s biggest enemy is ‘eating desire’. Losing weight makes it much easier if you lose your appetite. Find ways to help ease your appetite.
Eat lots of serotonin.
Serotonin, called “happiness hormone,” has the effect of lowering appetite. Therefore, eating foods rich in serotonin or foods that contain a lot of tryptophan, which is a ingredient of serotonin, can help reduce appetite. Typical are dairy products, nuts, bananas, tuna, and shellfish.
Using a Dark Bowl
You have to eat slowly to reduce your appetite. Leptin hormones that make you feel full are released at least 20 minutes after food enters your stomach. When you finish eating before, you don’t feel full even if you actually eat a lot. Also, it is recommended to use a blue-colored tablecloth or a dark bowl to reduce appetite. It provides psychological stability and reduces the desire for food. On the other hand, bright colors such as red, yellow, and orange have an appetite-boosting effect. This is why the signs and containers of fast food restaurants are usually bright colors.
Massage your temples or foreheads
Studies show that a light massage of the forehead or temple helps. Dr. Richard Wale of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in the U.S. had 55 men and women with an average body mass index (BMI) of 43.7 perform four movements known to soothe their appetite for 30 seconds. The four movements were forehead massage, ear massage, toe massage, and still staring at the wall. As a result, tapping on the forehead inhibited appetite more than 10% of other movements. It is estimated that massage the forehead increases the concentration of serotonin.
Sleep enough for more than seven hours a day.
Our bodies release various hormones while we sleep to balance our bodies. At this time, a hormone called leptin, which suppresses appetite, is released, and short sleep times cause lack of leptin, which prevents appetite control. This makes it easy to become obese by eating too much food. In fact, a team of researchers at Seoul National University Medical School analyzed the national health and nutrition survey conducted between 2008 and 2011, and found that those who slept less than five hours had 32% higher abdominal obesity and 22% higher overall obesity than those who slept about seven hours. In order to properly release leptin, adults need to sleep about seven hours a day.