Quell those cravings by sipping a (low sodium) V8 or ordering a bowl of vegetable soup about 20 minutes before your main course.
As the liquid is being digested, it activates the stomach's stretch receptors, which send, "I feel satisfied" signals to your brain. They are also 'suspension' liquids, which means bits of the veggies and protein are suspended within and take more time to digest, causing you to feel full longer.
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