Eat This To Feel Full
Some foods are far more filling than others, and we've gathered a list of the best options for you.
Certain foods are said to fight hunger for hours and hours. Low-energy-density foods allow for big portions and few calories, allowing you to have your fill without gaining weight.
First on the list will make you do a happy dance-- the potato! Particularly baked, however many associate the word "potato" with "bad for you," when it totally isn't. In fact, baked potatoes are relentless hunger tamers. Eat these power foods to feel full faster after eating far less than if you were to be munching on something else [like brown rice or whole-wheat bread]. While high in carbohydrates, they are also loaded with vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients that will result in steady energy and long-lasting fullness.
The next fullness-food is eggs. People who eat eggs for breakfast consume 330 fewer calories than those who eat a bagel. "Eggs are one of the few foods that are a complete protein, meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids that your body can't make itself," said Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson, Joy Dubost. "Once digested, those amino acids trigger the release of hormones in your gut that suppress appetite." Eat the whole egg- even the yolk- and add vegetables for the best results!
Greek yogurt is another feel-full food. It is actually the single best food for losing weight after having been carefully studied for 20 years across 120,000 people. Lose weight without even trying by eating Greek yogurt according to the results. The dairy proteins increase satiety, decrease food intake, and keep blood sugar at a steady level. Get the best results by adding raspberries and/or cereal such as Kashi Go Lean Crisp Cinnamon Crumble for a makeshift parfait.
Other foods that are great for staying full at great lengths include apples, popcorn, figs, oatmeal, wheat berries, and smoothies, too. For the best smoothie, choose strawberries as your main fruit. They are 92 percent water and extremely low in energy density, which is the gateway to feeling full without bulking up.