Food To Keep You Feeling Full
I know when I'm bored or just relaxing I sometimes "think" I'm hungry. I'm sure I'm not the only one who "thinks" and then is grabbing a little of this, a little of that and snacking. I have learned to control my "thoughts" of hunger when I'm really just bored. Try some of these healthy snacks throughout the day to help suppress those "hunger pains" and keep you feeling full throughout the day. These are some of my favorites. Check out the article link below for all 21 food suggestions to help stay feeling full.
Nuts don't just contain healthy fats to help keep your cholesterol low — they are also good sources of appetite-killing fiber, which digests slowly so it stays in your stomach much longer than other carbohydrates. A quarter-cup of almonds, for example, contains four grams of fiber.
An apple makes an ideal morning or afternoon snack; the fruit is a great source of fiber to keep you feeling full, and its high water content helps fill your belly, as well. Apples also contain pectin, which can help prevent blood sugar spikes that spur hunger. Find out more reasons apples should be part of your weight-loss plan here.
The smell of mint is not only calming but also an effective appetite suppressant. Try burning a mint-flavored candle or drinking mint tea if you are trying to cut back on oversnacking.
Avocados are full of healthy monounsaturated fats, which help keep you full. Add half an avocado to a slice of toast for a breakfast that'll keep you full until lunch.
Another great source of appetite-suppressing omega-3s, one tablespoon of flaxseeds contains 2.3 grams of omega-3s, not to mention three grams of stomach-filling fiber. Flaxseeds are also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, which may increase levels of the appetite-suppressing hormone cholecystokinin.
Another protein-packed food is eggs, which studies have shown can help you control your appetite for up to 36 hours.
Eating something sour can help curb sweet cravings, helping you feel satisfied after a meal. Lemon juice also contains pectin, a type of soluble fiber that can help slow digestion and aid in weight loss. Try this lemon chia vinaigrette recipe on your next salad to control overeating.
Studies have shown that people who ate soup as an appetizer ended up eating less throughout their meal. Just make sure you choose a broth-based soup over a high-fat creamy version.
Sometimes a craving can be quelled with just a glass of water, and it can also keep you hydrated as well (in fact, drinking water before you eat is a good practice, since sometimes people confuse dehydration with hunger). If a glass of water isn't cutting it, eating a snack featuring fruits and vegetables that have a high water content like apples (which are good sources of fiber, as well), watermelon, or cucumbers can have the same effect.
Drinking hot water can help keep you full, and not only that, but green tea may also help increase your levels of the appetite-regulating-hormone cholecystokinin.
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