Fill and Fuel
These 6 everyday foods will keep you satisfied long after eating.
Let's face it we all put in long days so being aware of what we put into our bodies is equally as important as our jobs, obligations, and commitments. Foods that help keep you full longer is the key to getting through those long days so that we don't fight hunger pains throughout the day.
Eggs: eighty calories and six grams of protein a recent study found that eating eggs for breakfast kept you full longer compared to eating a bagel possibly because of all the protein increased satiety.
Avocados: loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and potassium. Just a small amount helps keep you full longer. Just toss into salads, add to tacos and soups, or just snack on a few slices with some freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Oatmeal: all that soluble fiber helps keep you full longer. It also provides four grams of protein per half cup. Toss some blueberries and you have just created the perfect breakfast.
Beans and Lentils: high in protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates the kind that take longer to digest helps keep you full and satisfied longer.
Low-fat Greek yogurt: all that protein seventeen grams per six ounces provides the tools necessary for hunger control.
Apples: providing four grams of fiber and sixty to eighty calories depending on the size complimented by their high water content, apples make an overall great filling snack.
Include these foods into your diet and you will soon notice feelings of satiety and an increase in your daily energy level.
Angela is a registered Nutritionist with the American Dietetic Association, and has been in the field of Dietetics and Food Service for the past 20 years. She holds degrees in Dietetic Technology, Food Service Administration, Holistic Nutrition and holds a certification in Adult/Adolescent Weight Management. She also won the State University of New York Foods and Nutrition Award.
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