If you are anything like me, you love to snack in between meals, but how do you keep snacking and not feel guilty and not pack on the pounds???
10 Foods To Keep You Feeling Fuller For Longer
Homemade popcorn seasoned with herbs or nutritional yeast can give you the satisfying crunch without all the calories.
Popcorn’s high fiber content makes it a filling alternative to empty calories that you might get from a bag of chips.
- Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate that contains a high percentage of cacao will taste more bitter than milk chocolate, but it has many health benefits. The bitterness of dark chocolate slows down your digestion, which translates into feeling fuller for longer. It also curbs the production of a hormone that stimulates hunger.
- Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is a solid snack choice for suppressing your appetite because it has half the sugar and twice as much protein as regular yogurt
High-protein, high-fiber, and an excellent texture make almonds a go-to snack for a busy day. Limit your consumption to a single serving to reap the most benefit.
- Water-rich Fruits and Veggies
This works similarly to drinking a glass of water before you indulge in food. Water-rich foods such as cucumbers, carrots, and watermelon can satisfy your need for a snack with some texture, and they’ll help you hydrate. These foods are rich in fiber and nutrients that you need to feel your best.
This is my go-to hunger busting snack. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat (good fat) and fiber.12 Spread some avocado over a piece of whole grain toast or scoop it out of the rind for a quick and satisfying snack.
Hummus is made of chickpeas, which makes it an excellent source of protein and fiber. When you pair hummus with water-rich veggies like carrots, cucumbers, celery, or snap peas, you have a winning combination that will leave you hydrated and satiated
- Beans and Legumes
Beans are the unsung heroes of the food world. They are relatively inexpensive, versatile, and satisfying. They are low-calorie, high-fiber, protein-rich powerhouses that we almost certainly could stand to eat more often if we want to lose weight.
Despite the bad press that eggs have faced over the years, nothing stomps out hunger like an egg. Eggs contain protein, which leaves you feeling fuller for longer. A recent study demonstrated that people who ate two eggs for breakfast ate less at a lunch buffet than the experimental group that ate a bowl of cereal with the same number of calories.
If you’re feeling the urge to snack, you might be thirsty. Your body will look and feel better when it’s fully hydrated, and you’ll consume fewer calories if you drink a glass of water before reaching for a snack.16