When I’m on diet, it’s very important for me to feel full after each meal.
Still, sometimes, even if I eat right, I still feel like I could have a little bit more.
Let’s face it, who hasn’t faced this problem before?
You’re eating a normal portion of all the right foods, but after one hour you feel like you’re hungry again.
That’s why it’s very important to know how to choose what you eat. Some types of foods that are also low in calories have the ability to satisfy your appetite for a longer period of time.
- Oatmeal: it’s a super food, rich in soluble and insoluble fibers. It contains good carbohydrates, which break down slowly, releasing glucose gradually, giving you energy for a few good hours. Therefore, you’ll feel fuller and satisfied after a bowl of oatmeal. Plus, oatmeal has a low glycemic index and 100 g of it has only 90 calories.
- Eggs: many studies have shown that regular eggs consumption can help you limit your calorie intake. That’s because eggs are high in proteins and are harder to digest than other foods, keeping you fuller for a longer period of time. I know many people choose to eat only the white part of the egg. However, if you ignore the yolks, you won’t get the same benefits. An egg contains only 80 calories.
- Yoghurt: it’s not only very healthy, but it can also satisfy your appetite in between meals, due to its high content of calcium and proteins. If you don’t like plain yoghurt, you could add some whole grain cereals, fruits or even some honey, but note that this will also add calories to it. 100 g of regular plain yoghurt has about 40 calories.
- Fruits: they have sugar in its natural state (fructose), which is slowly absorbed by our bodies. They give us energy and also reduce our cravings for sweets. Fruit are healthy and most of them are not very high in calories.
- Soups: they are highly recommended not only during the cold season. Homemade soups are very healthy, especially broths or those with lots of fiber-rich vegetables. Due to its high content of water, soups keep you full for a few hours. Plus, almost any type of soup should have less than 100 calories per serving.
These are only a few examples of healthy, low caloric foods that help you in your diet. Although most people tend to have only water rich vegetables and fruits to calm their hunger and appetite, you could also choose something else. Foods rich in fibers, proteins and carbohydrates have the same effect and they help you eat less, control your cravings and gradually lower your daily calorie intake, if you know how to choose them wisely.
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