What you eat determines how full you feel. This is because foods affect fullness differently. Foods that are filling can ward off hunger and help you eat less at the next meal. For this reason, these types of foods should help you lose weight in the long run.
Want to keep going all day long without stopping to snack? Try adding some of these healthy ingredients to your diet!
The green, creamy flesh of an avocado isn't just tasty—it's also filled with fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. In other words, avocados might be the perfect fill-you-up food. You know avocados have a big dose of monounsaturated fats, but they also have a significant amount of fiber —in fact, one avocado has about 13.5 grams of the filling nutrient.
Do you cook with lentils? These superfoods are massively underrated but it could be time to start using them in your cooking. Lentils are doubly filling because they’re packed with protein and fiber, says Alpert: Each ¼ cup has 3.9 grams of fiber and almost 4.5 grams of protein.
Feeling that mid-afternoon slump? Why not reach for a healthy yogurt to see you through? Research has found that eating this treat is more effective in staving off hunger than chocolate-based snacks. That’s all the more reason to enjoy it guilt-free! Add some fruit to make it even tastier.
Protein-packed eggs are the perfect example of a food that will keep you going and going. One study suggested that eating them for breakfast could aid weight loss. So, how do you like your eggs in the morning (or in the afternoon or evening)?
There are lots of reasons to raise your glass for water. H2O is critical for keeping organs, joints, tissues and the digestive system functioning well, but it can also curb hunger. In fact, one study showed that participants who drank two cups of water before a meal ate 75 – 90 fewer calories than people who drank no water at all.