We all aim to be conscious of our calorie in-take, but it’s difficult when our stomach is sending us signals saying it needs to be filled. Luckily, there are a number of foods that can give us the feeling of satiety without all of the associated carbs, calories, and fats. Below are some of the best choices.
One great food for keeping you full for a long, long time is white potatoes. Sure, they pack a serious amount of carbs, but a potato in your stomach will satisfy feelings of hunger for longer than just about any other food. Cook them simply, by steaming or baking them, and avoid excess fat.
To start your day with a meal that will keep you feeling satisfied until lunch, opt for a bowl of hot oatmeal. Oats have a number of heart-healthy benefits aside from just being filling. Try your morning oats with chopped nuts for a boost of protein.
Beans are an excellent and affordable way to satisfy your hunger, because they are high in fiber. In addition, they don’t pack a heavy calorie load, and take some time to digest, leaving you satiated for hours. (Polite eaters may want to take a gas remedy before a meal.)
If you’re looking for a filling snack that’s super low in calories, opt for popcorn. It’s exceptionally full of fiber and flavor, and just perfect for between-meal noshing that will keep you going for hours.