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Appetite Suppressant mini-study

Like everyone, I want to loose weight 😀  Though, cutting calories back too far tends to have a bad effect on my quality of life (hunger pains, irritability, ect.)  Exercise helps, but ultimately exercising can’t make up for simply eating less.  Trying to exercise off one extra doughnut could easily run you an hour or more.  So I’ve decided to look into appetite suppressing foods, to help cut down without all of the nasty side effects.  I may give supplements a try in the future, but I’m first going to focus on more natural appetite suppressants. However, there seems to be a lot of variety out there as far as what foods are considered appetite suppressants.  So, to decide which ones I’ll try, or at least which ones I’ll try first, I decided to go through 20 articles, and rank food suppressants by how many articles they appear in.

When I searched I grabbed articles from the first two result pages with the following search terms “Natural Appetite Suppressants,” “Herbal Appetite Suppressants,” and “Appetite Suppressant Spices.” I would have added more, but a lot of the same articles started popping up even with different keywords, and most of the articles past the second page where promotional items for specific appetite suppressant products.

Water was a no brainer :) And a lot of the top items are all things I heard of before.  Apples really surprised me, which makes me wish I didn’t hate them :X  Another thing I found surprising is that Saffron wasn’t mentioned in any of the articles, though I’ve heard that it can be used as an appetite suppressant.  I’m wondering if price was taken into consideration with some of these lists, as Saffron can be quite expensive.  I expected Mint to be higher, I purchased a Mint reed diffuser to help with appetite suppression after hearing that aroma therapy can help.  Whether or not aroma therapy works for appetite suppressant seems rather shaky, but worse case scenario is that my office smells nice – so it’s worth it in my opinion :)

Here are all the suppressants, that had more then one entry, ranked:
The numbers following each item are how many articles that item appeared in

  1. Cinnamon 11
  2. Green Tea 10
  3. Water 9
  4. Almonds/Nuts 8
  5. Cayenne Pepper 8
  6. Apples 8
  7. Oatmeal 7
  8. Flaxseeds 7
  9. Coffee 6
  10. Soup 6
  11. Ginger 6
  12. Avocado 5
  13. Mint 5
  14. Red Pepper 5
  15. Chickweed 5
  16. Dandelion Root 5
  17. Fennel 5
  18. Eggs 4
  19. Leafy Greens 4
  20. Salmon 4
  21. Licorice Root 4
  22. Garcinia/ Indica 4
  23. Psyllium 4
  24. Siberian Ginseng 4
  25. Lemon 3
  26. Sweet Potatoes 3
  27. Dark Chocolate 3
  28. Tofu 3
  29. Wasabi 3
  30. Vegetable Juice 3
  31. Hoodia 3
  32. Aloe Vera 3
  33. Burdock 3
  34. Evening Primrose 3
  35. Seaweed 3
  36. Gareinia Cantbogia 3
  37. Coconut Oil 3
  38. Garlic 3
  39. Chia Seeds 2
  40. Yogurt 2
  41. Whey Protein 2
  42. Umeboshi/Plumbs 2
  43. Cardamom 2
  44. Bladderwrack 2
  45. Pineapple 2
  46. Chillies 2
  47. Kelp 2

And here are all of the articles used:

  • http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Natural-Appetite-Suppressants-Keep-You-Feeling-Full-16417130
  • http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/top-25-natural-appetite-suppressants
  • http://weightloss.allwomenstalk.com/safe-and-natural-appetite-suppressants
  • http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/appetite-suppressants-work/story?id=20807807
  • http://www.emaxhealth.com/8782/dr-oz-top-4-appetite-suppressants-compared-natural-suppressants-fighting-belly-fat
  • http://au.askmen.com/top_10/fitness/top-10-appetite-suppressants.html
  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/495954-homemade-natural-appetite-suppressant/
  • http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/health/2013/07/29/appetite-suppressants/#slide=1
  • https://natural-herbal-remedies.knoji.com/safe-herbs-that-reduce-appetite-and-hunger/
  • http://www.thealternativedaily.com/3-herbs-curb-appetite/
  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/85072-appetite-suppressant-herbs/
  • http://www.myspiceblends.com/glossary/herbal_properties_glossary/Anorectic.php
  • http://wiki-fitness.com/natural-appetite-suppressant-foods-herbs/
  • http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/26/herbs-and-spices.aspx
  • http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/appetite-suppressants
  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/90542-appetite-suppressant-spices/
  • http://www.boldsky.com/health/wellness/2013/healthy-spices-suppress-appetite-034304.html
  • http://www.ehow.com/list_6949053_spices-suppress-appetite.html
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1383610/Weightloss-From-cinnamon-seaweed-foods-naturally-curb-appetite-help-shed-pounds.html
  • http://www.holistic-online.com/remedies/weight/weight_herbs-for-obesity.htm

Here’s everything that was only mentioned once:

  • Astragalus
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Fengugreek
  • Guggul
  • Mushrooms
  • Legumes
  • Black Pepper
  • Mustard
  • Termeric
  • Cumin
  • Pomegranate
  • Stevia
  • White Kidney Bean
  • Ephedra
  • Grapefruit Oil
  • Hibiscus
  • Orange
  • Spirulina
  • Cacao
  • Acai Berry
  • Carob
  • Coleus
  • Forskohlii
  • Guarana
  • Black Tea
  • Gurmar
  • Oolong Tea
  • Hawthorn
  • Kola Ntu
  • Parsley
  • Queen’s Flower
  • Bee Pollen 4
  • Bladder Wrack Kelp
  • Gymnema Syvestre
  • Nettles
  • Cascara sagrada
  • High-fiber cereal
  • Alfalfa
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Skim Milk
  • Hot Sauce
  • Rye
  • Beans
  • Vinegar
  • Edamame
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