Exercise in one of the best ways to control appetite. A sometimes useful tactic for weight loss is to do cardio exercise in the early evening at the same time you would normally eat dinner. This has several benefits:
• Several meals a week can be much lighter than normal since appetite is decreased.
• Some people believe that calories at night are especially problematic, so these are targeted.
• Since it is evening, you will likely go to bed before any compensatory hunger kicks in.
Adding exercise AND cutting back on dinner at the same time 3 to 4 times each week will help speed up weight loss noticeably.
Cardio and Lower Carb in the Evening
I try to going lower carb in the evening anyway, so I might get on the treadmill for twenty minutes then eat a couple of hard boiled eggs and maybe some vegetables or a small piece of fruit occasionally.
I would also recommend that you use cardio type exercise (walking, running, swimming, etc..) for this rather than resistance type exercise (lifting weights, push-ups, pull-ups, etc…). (I think resistance exercise is best followed with more carbs and calories to help boost muscle gains, but that is another post…)
Cardio exercise at dinner time followed by an extra light dinner is one of the best diet tips to suppress appetite and help lose weight. You combine extra exercise with lighter meals 3 to 4 times a week to help diet and weight loss.