We share my Hunger Crushing Combo ™ philosophy for helping you feel satisfied, and satiated without restriction or dieting.
What is the Hunger Crushing Combo ™?
Abbey’s Hunger Crushing Combo ™ is a revolutionary approach to balanced meal and snack planning that doesn’t involve counting, tracking, or restriction of any kind. The goal is to create meals that feel physically satiating and emotionally satisfying by combining two or more Hunger Crushing Compounds: protein, fibre, and healthy fats. The result is a meal or snack that is delicious, interesting and keeps you fuller longer.
Protein is considered the “king” of the satiety hierarchy. Protein keeps us full longer because it reduces our hunger hormone ghrelin and boosts the satiety hormone peptide YY. You can find protein in foods like:
- Protein powder
- Nuts & Seeds
Fibre slows the pace of digestion and nutrient absorption in the body, which allows for more gradual blood sugar release and stable energy levels throughout the day. Choosing carbohydrates that are rich in fibre will not only keep us fuller longer, but can also reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. You can find fibre in:
- Whole grain breads
Fats are the slowest to leave the digestive tract so they provide long lasting satiety to meals. Healthy fats (like mono- and polyunsaturated fats) have also been shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. When choosing fats for your meals and snacks, look for predominantly unsaturated varieties found in:
Hunger Crushing Combo ™ Snack Examples
So what does a hunger crushing combo™ even look like exactly? Here are a few ideas for inspiration and don’t forget to visit the links below for the full recipes and more nutrition tips.
Cottage Cheese + Strawberries + Nuts
Cheese Balls + Cherry Tomatoes + Olives
Apple + Greek Yogurt + Nut Butter
Snap Peas + Guacamole + Roasted Chickpeas
More Hunger Crushing Combo ™ Recipes
For more ideas on how you can crush your hunger in the most delicious way possible, here are some more balanced snacks you can try.