If you’ve ever been on a weight loss regimen that included going on a strict diet, then you know that the hardest part is always feeling hungry (Like ALWAYS). So I gathered a list of 7 foods that can all play a pretty big part in helping you feel fuller longer, and just generally keeping you healthier.
I honestly cannot sing the praises of Oats enough. They are seriously rich in fiber, so half a cup for breakfast can help you feel full throughout the day. It also contains Resistant Starch, a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.
2. Brown Rice
Think of brown rice as white rice’s nice big brother. Brown rice is a low-energy-density food, meaning it’s heavy and filling, but unlike white rice is actually low in calories. It also contains Resistant Starch, which means it will help boost your metabolism and burn fat.
Just one pear contains a quarter of your daily recommended fiber intake; and when weight loss is your goal, fiber is basically your best friend. But don’t peel the skin, that is where all that awesome fiber is.
4. Green Tea
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Green Tea is the healthiest drink in the world. It hydrates like water, but it also contains antioxidants that will help you burn serious fat and feel fuller significantly longer.
A slightly unripe, medium-size banana will fill you up and boost your metabolism thanks to it’s generous helping of Resistant Starch. Even a ripe banana still contains a sufficient amount of Resistant Starch if you are craving something slightly sweeter
6. Dark Chocolates
Yes, chocolates can be great for you too. Small helpings of dark chocolate here and there can slow down digestion so you feel full longer and end up eating less. It is also full of healthy fats that can boost your metabolism to help burn fat.
When most people think Oranges, all they think is Vitamin C, but they are also really rich in fiber, meaning you’ll get a nice dose of vitamin C while also feeling fuller longer, helping you eat less throughout the day.
So throw these into your diet and you won’t feel the need to snack on foods that are bad for you during the day. But remember exercise and eating healthy go hand in hand, so don’t ignore one for the other.