Often times hunger goes away if you can get through it for 15 or 20 minutes. Just get through that danger zone, and it is possible that you may forget about the munchies.
If that does not work, a handful of almonds (1 ounce) should be enough to help keep hunger away between meals. It may also help you burn fat and calories. A study found that even when the dieters ate identical amounts of calories, those who were given three ounces of almonds every day lost considerably more weight and more inches off their waistline than those who did not eat nuts. Almonds seem to help trigger a feeling of satiety (fullness) by stabilizing blood sugar and also improve your focus and mental clarity. Monounsaturated fats such as almonds provide essential fatty acids (omega-3s and omega-6s) that produce an alert mental state.
The researchers also noted that some of the fat found in almonds is not digested or absorbed by the body after consumption, which leads to lower caloric intake than the number indicated on almonds’ nutrition labels.
Almonds are a good source of Protein, Fiber, Calcium, Folic acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and minerals, such as Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium and Copper. So almonds are very nutritional and provide many health benefits. However, nuts are high in calories, so don’t go nuts, or else you may end up expanding your waistline.
Remember to only consume raw, unprocessed almonds to receive the nuts’ health benefits. Roasted, salted or sugary almonds do not offer the same dietary advantages.