12 Foods To Keep You Fuller, Longer

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12 Foods To Keep You Fuller, Longer

When we are trying to lose weight, cutting back on the amount one eats is obvious but feeling hungry all the time is one of the major reasons why most people lose the battle of losing weight.

There is an answer to stop feeling hungry while trying to lose weight. Certain foods send a signal to your brain that you’re full and quiet your appetite.

Have a look at the 12 foods to keep you fuller longer:

Apple

Eat an apple half hour before a meal; the fiber and water from the apple will fill you up, so you’ll eat less at mealtime.

Avocado

Eating half an avocado with your lunch will keep you feeling full for the rest of the day. Avocados have oleic acid, which is found in peanut butter and olive oil, sends signals to your brain to curb your appetite.

Beans, Lentils and Chickpeas

These are protein rich superfoods that have a lot of fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins and iron. Eating more of them helps keep your blood sugar from rising too quickly, thereby suppressing your hunger.

Soup

Soups are great starters for your mealtime as it fills you up and have very low calories.

Chili Powder

A compound in chili called capsaicin fires up your metabolism. Some research also found that adding hot spice to your meal might also control your appetite as you are less likely to overeat when food is spicy.

Dark Chocolate

When you have a sweet craving reach out for dark chocolate. Research suggests dark chocolate can help reduce blood pressure and protect the heart and brain. It’s more filling that milk chocolate and may help curb cravings.

Eggs

Eggs are rich in protein and starting your morning with protein will keep you full from breakfast to lunch. High protein breakfast eaters will consume fewer calories throughout the day.

Lean meat

Eating lean protein in the morning will help you stay satisfied throughout the day. Meat is packed with protein and it will keep you filling fuller longer a great way to avoid snacking in between meals.

Nuts

Nuts also are filling and may also help you eat less. Nuts are rich in healthy unsaturated fat, protein and fiber. Together these three nutrients slow digestion and regulate blood sugar when combined with carbs like fruit, oatmeal or brown rice.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is high in protein, and fiber and therefore keeping you filling fuller longer.

Water

Not drinking enough water can confuse you with being hungry because the symptoms of thirst are similar to those of being hungry. Tip; next time you feel like a snack grab a glass of water and wait 10 minutes if you hunger dissipates then you were thirsty.

Whey Protein

Dairy whey, one of the two proteins that make up milk products, may be the most filling type of protein.  Use whey protein powder to give smoothies a protein hit.

Tina is a DailyStar senior writer. She graduated from Edith Cowan University. Writing has always been something she enjoyed. Her positive outlook colours every aspect of her life. Her motto -Life’s too short so get living.

When she’s not busy writing, Tina is exploring the city she adores, running in her local Park every day, drinking an absurd amount of coffee, taking care of an adorable pup, kids and traveling.

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