A SEAWEED shake could help you stay slim by suppressing hunger pangs. Men and women who drank the seaweed extract alginate-based drink for breakfast felt almost a third less hungry by lunchtime than those who had a normal milkshake. The finding paves the way for a range of foods that keep us feeling fuller for longer and make it easier to resist snacks between meals, reports the journal Obesity. Researcher Harry Peters said, "Many different diets and diet programmes can be effective in reducing weight. "However, many subjects fail to adhere to these diets and the reduction in weight is therefore not achieved or maintained," the Mail quoted him as saying. "Delaying the return of hunger after consumption can potentially increase consumer satisfaction with weight control programmes and reduced-energy food products and encourage long-term compliance with a reduced-energy diet." TOI