There’s nothing worse than walking away from a table and still feeling hungry. However, there is a way to put an end to it. Certain foods leave you satisfied longer, which is a key element to losing weight. So remember that the trio of protein, healthy fats and fiber is the best combination.
Studies show that foods containing a lot of water can keep you feeling full. And when you start a meal with soup, you activate brain signals that begin to tell you you’ve had enough to eat—so that by the time you finish your second course, you’ll be satisfied. Go for a broth-based bowl with fiber-rich veggies like celery and spinach.
Only 80 calories, but one can be as filling as a meal because of the 4 grams of fiber and high water content.
Beans and Lentils
Eat them and you may end up eating less of everything else. They’re high in protein—about 7 grams per half cup—and high in complex carbohydrates, the type that take longer to break down.
For just 70 calories, an egg delivers more than 6 grams of protein. One study found that women who ate eggs for breakfast lost more weight than those who had bagels with the same number of calories, possibly because all that protein kept their hunger in check. The egg eaters reported more energy too!
They have the perfect combination of fiber, protein and fat. The nutritionists’ faves? Walnuts, almonds and pistachios. Just stick to an ounce or less to avoid calorie overload. GET THE REST HERE!