When you are on a diet or just trying to live a healthy lifestyle in general, the key course of action is to avoid overly sugary, overly fatty items and instead focus on foods that are going to give you all of the nutrients that you need to sustain fitness. Another key consideration, though, is in the process of picking foods to eat that are going to help you stay fuller for longer. Doing this means that you will be tempted to snack much less often, and you will find being a diet a much more achievable and enjoyable experience. Here are the fifteen best foods for keeping you fuller for longer.
Fibre is the think you need to be looking for when it comes to feeling fuller for longer, and our old green friend broccoli definitely has that in abundance!
Strawberries are in the category or flavonoid rich fruits, and the good thing about flavonoid rich foods is that they are particularly helpful in preventing weight gain.
Cucumbers are essentially water which means that they are extremely low in calories, but they also have the added benefit of containing lots of hearty, satiating fibre.
Just one serving of lentils per day provides you with enough protein to combat your hunger and reduce your snack cravings.
Blueberries help to aid in weight loss thanks to their really high levels of anthocyanins. Add them to your diet easily by incorporating them in to a bowl of filling oatmeal.
And speaking of oatmeal, let’s give it some love, shall we? It’s a high fibre grain which it just what you should be looking for. To make it less calorific, you can mix it with water rather than milk.
Nuts are the perfect snack for making you feel fuller for longer. They are full of protein and delicious. Peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, all the nuts!
Pears clock in at about 102 calories per fruit, but their best quality is the fact that one single pear contains six grams of fibre that will keep your stomach feeling full between meals.
The type of bean to use is your choice. It could be green beans, black beans, kidney beans or navy beans. About ¾ of a cup gives you heaps of protein.
Mushrooms can help to prevent snack cravings all through the day because they work to regulate your blood sugar and balance your hormones.
Grapes are the perfect little fruit to snack on. They give you are sweet hit to solve the cravings, but aren’t calorific enough to bother any kind of diet.
They do say an apple a day keeps the doctor away! All the fibre that apples contain does wonders for weight loss and curbing hunger pangs.
13. Sweet Potato
Potatoes get a bad rep, but their sweet cousin is one of the best foods you can eat! They are hard to beat when it comes to fibre content, and a baked one clocks in at just 114 calories.
Celery will fill you up at the same time as being a negative calorie food, which basically means that it takes more calories to digest it than it actually contains!
Chickpeas are beneficial to you in the same way that lentils are, and tasty and interesting alternative that contains lots of protein.