Reducing Appetite on Vegan Diet
I am at the higher end of a healthy weight, and want to lose about 10-15 lbs. I used to be obese (which I lost just by cutting out processed foods). At one point I was about 20 lbs lighter than I am now, but I put it back on. To maintain that weight, I would have had to diet for the rest of my life.
I have been vegan for the last 6 months and predominantly plant-based for 2 years. My diet is mostly whole foods, I do both strength and cardio on a regular basis. I typically eat between 2000-2500 calories per day. I usually get around 75 g of fiber daily and around 65-70 g of protein. My diet is probably about 25% fat (from avocados, nuts and seeds). I get enough sleep. I only eat added sugar and refined carbs as a treat.
I was wondering what strategies work to be satisfied for less calories on a vegan diet (I want to aim for 1800-2000 calories per day). I'm already following the tips most health organizations give. Being hungry half of the day doesn't work for me... I just end up bingeing on junk food.