Most of the time we associate the idea of dieting with feeling hungry. We hear people say, “You need to eat less in order to lose more weight,” or “Ditch these foods to maintain a healthy lifestyle.” And while there are a lot of things you probably shouldn’t eat, there are also plenty of great foods that’ll make you feel full for longer.
And these are foods that are high in nutrients, well-balanced meals, and will help you stick to your fitness goals. They also taste delicious, will improve your health, and make your life a bit easier. So check them out down below and let me know what you think!
Full of healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados are healthy and filling. Eating half of one on your lunch or breakfast will help you feel full for the rest of the afternoon. So add some to your smoothies, salads, breakfast toast, or eggs, and you’ll be able to keep hunger at bay.
Forget the sugar glazed cereals and go for something healthier. A bowl of oatmeal is packed with fiber and protein which contributes to keeping cholesterol levels in check and helps you feel satisfied. And don’t forget to top with fresh fruits and nuts for a heart-healthy meal.
One of the protein-rich superfoods, lentils are great at helping control your appetite without a lot of extra calories. They’re full of fiber, antioxidants, iron, and other nutrients that are essential for your body’s metabolism. They make a great choice if you’re trying to stay full for a longer time.
Eating an apple about half an hour before a meal will definitely help you eat less. Since it has a lot of fiber and water, it’ll fill you up easily. Also, it’s filled with pectin that can help control your appetite because pectin turns into a gelatinous mass that takes up more space in your stomach and creates the feeling of being full.
Nuts contain heart-healthy fats that help lower your cholesterol. They’re a good source of appetite-killing fiber, which digests slowly so it stays in your stomach much longer than other carbohydrates. And what you’ll like the most is that you can easily toss some in a baggie and bring anywhere you go. They make a perfectly healthy and tasty grab-and-go snack that you can eat at anytime you want.
Eating eggs for breakfast is a great choice. They’re not just protein-packed, but can help you feel full. They let you consume fewer calories and suppress your appetite throughout the day. Pair them with an avocado half and balance out the healthy fats.
Yes, you read it right. Spicy foods can help you feel fuller longer. Since it has capsaicin, the compound in chilis that makes them spicy, it’ll help fill you up faster. So why not add 1/4 teaspoon of chili pepper to a meal?
Rich in calcium and protein and low in sugar, greek yogurt is an excellent breakfast or snack choice to keep you feeling full. It has fat-burning potential and the probiotics are great for your health.
While many berries offer health benefits, raspberries can help ward off cravings. It’s high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, and will make you feel full sooner. It also has vitamin C, manganese, and potassium which is great for suppressing your appetite.
Did you know that a bowl of broth-based soup as an appetizer will make you end up eating less throughout the meal? It’s because the soup (rather than a high-fat creamy soup), will take up more space in your stomach, and help you consume fewer calories. So try sneaking more veggies into your soup and feel fuller with minimal calories.
Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you need to feel hungry all the time. There are always plenty of foods that will make you feel full without overeating. They’re tasty, healthy, and are perfect for your diet plan. So choose any of these foods from the list and let me know what you think!
Now, what’s was your favorite foods that keep you feeling full? Comment down below. I’d love to hear about them!