Many people get frustrated trying to shed those unwanted pounds. If you are trying to lose weight, make sure you drink plenty of water, get adequate sleep, get some form of daily exercise and participate in stress relieving activities each day such as: mediation, prayer, stretching, breathing, etc. In addition to the above tips, we are going to list 8 foods that can help a person lose weight by suppressing hunger and the need for mindless snacking. Here are 8 filling foods that deliver dietary fiber, essential nutrients and powerful protein that may help to prevent overeating:
- APPLES. Whole apples contain pectin that help slow digestion and keep you full longer. Drinking apple juice does NOT provide the same benefit.
- EGGS. According to research, people who eat eggs consume 330 fewer calories daily. Eggs are a “complete protein,” that contain 9 essential amino acids which suppresses appetite. Eat the WHOLE egg – not just egg whites!
- OATS. Oats are high in fiber that keep you full longer and helps regulate blood sugar.
- FIGS. Figs are naturally sweet to help with sweet cravings. They are also packed with dense fiber, which stalls the release of sugar into the blood stream and prevents hunger cravings.
- POTATOES. Boiled, baked or grilled. Potatoes have less carbs than brown rice or wheat bread and contain fiber, vitamins B6, C, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese.
- GREEK YOGURT. Greek yogurt was found to balance blood sugar and satisfy hunger. Greek yogurt contains double the protein and a sliver of the sugar as any other yogurt. Harvard researchers concluded that greek yogurt was “the single best food for shedding pounds.” Of course, when buying greek yogurt, look at the label and buy as natural as possible. Preferably 5 ingredients or less on a label are best when buying any food and make sure it does not contain Natural flavors and additives.
- WHEAT BERRIES. Wheat berries are rich in both protein and fiber compared to most grains. Wheat berries and quinoa trigger release of Ghrelin, a hormone that tells that brain you are full.
- BEANS. Not only are beans good for your heart, when cooking them in soups and stews, they absorb water and fill you up. Beans are also high in fiber and delay the release of sugar into the bloodstream to prevent hunger.