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These 2 Tiny Food Tricks Curb Appetite AND Fight Flab Naturally…

By Rob Poulos...

A real quick one for you today…

Here are a couple really simple tricks you can use right away to boost your weight loss and curb your appetite naturally:

1. Red Pepper Flakes

I’ve mentioned this before, but a few studies have now shown that capsaicin (a key ingredient in red peppers) can help curb your appetite AND fight the storage of fat for a killer weight loss 1-2 knockout punch, just by sprinkling on your food!

Red pepper marinated grilled chicken… your waist loves this…

One study done on folks taking capsaicin showed reduced hunger and calorie intake during the day. And another study showed that sweet peppers fought off fat storage and boosted weight loss results… pretty cool eh?

These are just 2 reasons our friends at Prograde put capsaicin in their metabolic boosting formula ‘Metabolism’


One of my pals Jeff Anderson (of the ‘101 sneaky weight loss tricks’ fame)  talks about this, and a few studies confirm that inhaling the scent of peppermint every couple of hours helps you eat less… AND eat healthier too!

Yeah this looks too medical… peppermint gum is probably a better choice…

In one particular 2-week study, foks who had sniffed peppermint every couple of hours had also eaten few calories and less sugar than the nonsniffers…

…so you can use a peppermint oil to get this done, or another tricky way to do this is get some peppermint gum and try chewing a small stick of it every couple hours.

Of course these two tiny food tricks aren’t going to create a huge result without sticking to an overall fat loss plan like we use in my Fat Burning Furnace system, but can certainly help boost and speed your results…

…it’s proven and easy!

Alright, give these 2 little flat belly tricks a try and let us know how they work for you in the comments below!


*Effects of red pepper on appetite and energy intake. Yoshioka, M. et al., British Journal of Nutrition. 1999 Aug;82(2):115-123.
Effects of CH-19 sweet, a non-pungent cultivar of red pepper, in decreasing the body weight and suppressing body fat accumulation by sympathetic nerve activation in humans. Kawabata, F. et al., Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 2006 Dec;70(12):2824-2835.
Effects of peppermint scent on appetite control and caloric intake. Reed, J. A. et al., Appetite 2008 Sep;51(2):393.

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. Rebecca

    So do you have a recipe for that Red Pepper Marinated Grilled Chicken? Looks delish!

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Rebecca… all I use for this are some free range chicken breasts and I marinate them overnight in an italian dressing (you can use a premade one if you can find a good natural one at your local store). I typically make my own dressing and keep ‘er in the fridge.

      The dressing/marinade is made from:
      * 5 tablespoons thawed apple juice concentrate
      * 1/4 cup cider vinegar
      * 1/4 cup lemon juice
      * 1 garlic clove, minced
      * 1/2 teaspoon each of paprika and dried oregano
      * 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
      * 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
      * 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

      Then you just sprinkle on the red pepper… use as much as you can tolerate (based on your own spice-meter ;-)) and then grill it up!

      • Sherry Lee

        Hi: Is this recipe for sweet red pepper or hot red peppers? Which one suppresses hunger?

  2. Christelle

    Thanks Rob, I am surely try this marinade!

  3. Sammi

    Hi Rob

    I tried the peppermint trick for some weeks a few years ago. It made no difference whatsoever for me. Now, a glass of ice water 45 mins before eating, THAT took the edge off…

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Sammi, thanks for the reply… this has worked for many… but the ice cold water is a trick documented in FBF as well…

      • Snowbirdz

        Ice cold water is actually bad, water should be at room temperature otherwise you chill your organs.

        • Rob Poulos

          Hey Snowbirdz… this is not true… Ice cold water has several strong benefits that leads to fat loss…

  4. Christine

    I’m trying to follow an inflammation-reducing diet, which forbids “nightshade” peppers. Are the ones you’re recommending part of that group?

  5. Sharon

    I’ll take the ice water trick :-) I’m severely allergic to mint, menthol, and synthetic cinnamon (think gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, redhots, etc.) – as in coughing, itching, wheezing, swelling, and generally scaring people who think I’m going to die on them – if exposed even to quantities too small for me to smell. BTW, menthol is merely the base unit of mint – if you purify mint enough, you get menthol.

    Mmmm… red pepper (in moderation) on the savory and (natural/”brown”) cinnamon on the sweet – yummy!

  6. karren

    Hi Rob
    Thanks for sharing those kool tricks. I do the water thing too which I did get from the FBF program and it works like a charm.

  7. I use a sip of Kakadu Juice as a hunger suppressant but also because it is a good source of antioxidants and other functional ingredients.

    A few of my friends with T2 diabetes say it helps control their blood sugar response and I read about the science of this. It has to do with the reduction of insulin resistance and a more efficient glucose uptake which has a role in weight loss too.

    High blood sugars leads to organ fat build up and what they are now calling metaflammation. High antioxidants from whole foods really helps and a healthy weight maintenance is part of this.

  8. Chuck S

    I use hot sauce, which seems like it should be as good as pepper flakes. I use Louisiana hot sauce, which is $1 for 12 oz at walmart. The ingredients are listed as peppers, vinegar, and salt. I think it’s simlar to tobasco sauce. I think they’re both pepper sauces.

  9. CD

    Where can I find Red pepper Flakes?

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey CD… google is your friend: look here

    • Susie L

      CD, you can get them in large quantities at Sam’s Club. I believe you can get them at your local grocer also in smaller quantities in your spice section.

  10. Hussam

    Good Morning,

    The 4 key report comes with a 600cal document. In this document where they give us the exercise routine, it does not mention how many reps we have to do in for triset 3 & 4.

    Can you please let me know.


    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Hussam, since this is not my report, please contact the report authors directly at the website in the report… have fun!

  11. Denise

    I just purchased your program and want to know, does this product come in the mail or can I get it online???

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Denise, you should have been taken to a download page upon placing your order… if you have any trouble, contact our support staff here and they will hook u up!

  12. hillary

    please i am in south africa

  13. Tina

    I received an email in oct. about the salad dressing never to eat…….It included a receipe given to us that contained udo oil. I finally found the oil, went back to my email to print out the receipe and it will no longer let me access it. I have sent several emails only to give me ways to blog your site. For some reason I can not find this simple receipe. Can you or someone who reads these comments, PLEASE give me this receipe?

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Tina… here u go…

      Fill your salad dressing container with these approximate ratios of liquids:

      * 1/3rd of container filled with balsamic vinegar
      * 1/3rd of container filled with apple cider vinegar
      * fill the remaining 1/3rd of container with equal parts of extra virgin olive oil and “Udo’s Choice EFA Oil Blend”
      * Add just a small touch (approx 1 or 2 teaspoons) of real maple syrup
      * Add a little bit of onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper and then shake the container to mix all ingredients well.

  14. Ina

    Hi Rob,
    thanx for those sneaky tricks!
    The peppermint-trick won’t work for those people, who trust in homeopathy. Peppermint and all those essences derange the effects of homeopathic remedies … I use to take a pinch of stevia.
    My best – lean :-) – wishes to you all from switzerland,

  15. Stephen

    I joined the inner circle and am waiting for the 3 months of recipes. I noted those for the first 3 days, bought the food, but now I can’t pull up those recipes (until my book comes). Can you help, maybe by shooting me the first few recipes until my book comes? I guess you can say I’m eager to get started!


    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Stephen, I’ll send a note over to carolyn who heads the support team for the inner circle…she will be contacting you shortly…

  16. Geoffrey Morrison

    Hey, Rob!

    I had stubborn indigestion for a few months and gave up red pepper and such sauces. You’ve given me the impetus to ramp it up again. Chuck is right–Louisiana Hot Sauce and the original Tobasco sauce do include cayenne–which is the same thing–ground red pepper. (Actually, both sauces are produced in nearby Louisiana communities. I prefer Texas Pete–somewhat lower salt content than LHS.)

    I can take habanero (the “hottest” pepper) somewhat better than cayenne and jalapeno–if I don’t go overboard (weird). Generally, peppers are “thermogenic”–they heat up the body and speed metabolism–thus inducing weight loss. (People often avoid Mexican food in the summer–simply for that “heating-up” effect. Of course, processed and restaurant Mexican foods generally are loaded with bad fats and salt: Thus, that more than cancels out any weight loss effects from peppers.)

    (Oh, the unpleasant “water” controversy…it seems that cold water would induce the body to heat up the digestive system. Proponents of drinking lukewarm or room temperature water indicate that such temperatures aid digestion. I dislike anything but cool or cold–I won’t have to spin my head around now! After a tough workout, isn’t cold better welcomed?! Thanks, Rob!)

  17. Sara Roseman

    I signed up for The Diet Solution Program. How do I access the information?



    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Sara, I’ll send along a note to Isabel and make sure you get what you ordered asap! Thanks…

  18. Mike

    I have begun to add a drop or too of peppermint essential oil to my cold water, now THAT is a kick!!

  19. Trudy Bonneau

    Hi Rob, I’ve been having trouble viewing your videos, i have windows7 and upgraded adobe, but i’m still not able to watch or see any tricks or information you have on your videos, what can be done about this. Thanks, Trudy.

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Trudy, not sure what is going on there… most of our vids are either flash or mp4, which should be able to be viewed if you have the latest flash player. Can you point me to a specific video you’re having trouble with?

  20. elisha

    what a wonderful and helpful information i will take action to start seeing results thanks for sharing !

  21. terri

    rob I’ve been embarressed to write you to request a favor I got your book,cookbook and video about 3 months ago. I printed out your book but i never did the same for the cookbook and video.Would you consider sending them again to my email as now the weather has changed in the pacific NW my husband will help me open them and I’m ready to try your program. I’m a lot computer challenged.

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Terri, no problem… I’ll send along to our support team and they’ll send it over to ya…

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