10 Filling Foods That Help You Lose Weight
Are you on a weight-loss diet? Maybe you have tried a few and given upon them. I bet one of the main reasons was a feeling of emptiness in your stomach between mealtimes, which made you crave high-calorie foods. That is the main problem with many of the weight-loss diets. The foods recommended are not filling enough to last in the interim between meals. What is needed are foods which satiate without adding too many calories. Of course they also need to be tasty and nutritious.
Here are 10 foods that are tasty, nutritious, and heavy on fiber and/or proteins that will help you lose weight without that irritating feeling of emptiness and food cravings. These will give you a feeling of fullness between meals.
Oatmeal has a high fiber content andcan soak up a large amount of the liquid, adding to its bulk. In that condition, it takes a long time to pass through the digestive system. This gives oatmeal a filling force that makes it an ideal breakfast food. For greater effect, you may add a sprinkling of almonds to it. Almonds are full of protein and fiber and also contain unsaturated fats that are good for you.
Eggs are one of a few foods that are complete proteins. They contain all 9 amino acids that the body cannot synthesize by itself. Once assimilated into the system, they release certain hormones that suppress appetite to the extent that having eggs for breakfast can make you consume 330 less calories during the day.
Apples are good in this respect for two reasons. A whole apple takes a fairly long time to eat but contain relatively few calories. Thus your body has more time to inform your brain that it is full. Apples contain pectin. This substance slows down digestion naturally, and brings on a feeling of fullness.
Breakfast cereals can be a good way to get that feeling of fullness without adding on calories, as long as you pick a whole grain variety, and have it unsweetened. These are high in fiber, and are packed with nutrition. Just use a measuring cup to ensure proper size of the portions, and have it with skim milk.
Cheese is an inexpensive and tasty food which contains calcium, protein and nutrition. Calcium helps weight loss by increasing muscle mass and hence improving metabolism. Stay with reduced fat or part-skim varieties, and have it in conjunction with a high-fiber food.
Salmon is a very good source of lean protein. It also has Omega-3 fatty acids which could increase weight-loss by improving oxidation of fat, reducing insulin resistance and improving glucose sensitivity,and is most effective if you have it with roasted vegetables such as artichokes, broccoli, or spinach.
Pistachios are extremely low-calorie and low-fat nuts.They have roughly half of these as peanuts or almonds. So you can safely have more of them. They are also good for your heart as they are rich in mono- and poly-unsaturated fats.
When you yearn for something sweet, Raspberries are there. A cup full contains only 60 calories and as much as 80 gms. of fiber. They are full of vitamin C which is also an antioxidant. You can munch them as they are, as a smoothie, or in a salad.
#9 Non Starchy Vegetables
Vegetables such as celery, cucumber, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, and zucchini are almost zero-calorie products. They are mostly fiber and water and hence fill your stomach while adding very few calories. You have to chew such foods a lot, which also helps. They can be had raw or in salads or sandwiches, or cooked in omelets.
#10 Baked Potato
Surprisingly, perhaps, baked potatoes are also very effective if had whole including the skin. In fact, baked or boiled they don’t have as much carbohydrates as may be assumed. Instead they are high in fiber and vitamin. In a survey of 38 foods tested for satiety baked potato topped the list.
So, there you have it, ten foods which you can use to replace items in your diet which leave you feeling empty and hungry. These foods will keep you feeling full and satisfied for much longer periods.http://www.aartiinformatics.com/health/diet/10-filling-foods-that-help-you-lose-weight/http://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Filling-Foods-That-Help-You-Lose-Weight-Apples.jpghttp://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Filling-Foods-That-Help-You-Lose-Weight-Apples-300x300.jpgDIETcalorie foods,Foods That Help You Lose Weight,tasty and nutritious,weight loss diet,weight-loss diets,weight-loss foodAre you on a weight-loss diet? Maybe you have tried a few and given upon them. I bet one of the main reasons was a feeling of emptiness in your stomach between mealtimes, which made you crave high-calorie foods. That is the main problem with many of the weight-loss...MarieLe ConteMarieLe Contemarieleconte@aol.comAuthorMarie Le Conte is a professional writer with a degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She has a huge passion in literature magazines and her work has appeared in a variety of publications. She spend her free time in puppy play, and music.Aarti Informatics