Even though having snacks all throughout the day and eating big, satisfying meals can be very tempting, if you want to keep your weight gain at bay, or even lose some, you will have to cut down on your food portions. The key to eating less while still maintaining your health is to eat certain foods that are not only nutritious, but also help you feel fuller for longer periods of time. Here are a few of these foods, along with some recommendations on how to consume them in the most effective way possible, in order for your diet to be successful.
A hearty, egg-based breakfast is the perfect start to any day, especially if you are trying to eat less. Eggs are very filling due to the way they perfectly combine protein and fat, and the best thing about them is that they can be cooked in many delicious ways. However, we recommend that you consume eggs that have been cooked in healthy ways, such as boiled, in order to keep the weight gain to a minimum. But an omelet or even some eggs benedict from time to time won’t do you any harm, as long as you don’t exaggerate.
A long-time favorite of Internet lifestyle blogs, and for good reason, avocado is another great option if you want to satisfy your hunger effectively for longer periods of time. Due to its high fiber and monosaturated fat contents, the tasty, creamy flesh of an avocado is a perfect option for any meal. Avocados can be eaten on whole-grain toast, added to salads or made into a tasty guacamole dip for carrot sticks and celery. Be careful though: they are quite high in calories, so it’s better if you don’t eat more than half an avocado a day.
Due to the fact that it has twice the protein content of normal yogurt, Greek yogurt is a good choice if you want to feel full for longer. Moreover, it is also a great source of calcium while simultaneously being low in sugar. Greek yogurt is delicious when combined with fruit, cereal, honey and other toppings, but be careful because this will also heighten the calorie intake.
Due to its high water content, soup can be very filling. Even though some soups have higher calorie contents than others (especially cream soups, due to the added milk or sour cream that is usually used when making them), there are a lot of low-calorie alternatives when it comes to this type of food. Therefore, broth-based soups are a better option in this case.
This diet trick has been very popular among everyone, from ordinary people to supermodels, for decades now. Drinking plenty of water does not only help suppress your appetite, but also helps you keep your body hydrated. If the human body was a piece of machinery, than H2O would be what keeps it well-oiled and running smoothly.