Lose Weight Quickly With These 14 Filling Foods

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Congratulations! You’ve made a great decision by choosing to pursue a healthier lifestyle

and diet! Whether you’re trying to lose a few extra pounds or just want to make yourself

aware of healthy foods that keep you full, you’re on the right track when it comes

to your health.

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to losing weight is that fact that you’re

gonna get hungry. Being hungry isn’t fun for anyone, you feel sick, you’re more likely

to get cranky and you’re more likely to crave foods that are quick and unhealthy.

Low Starch Vegetables

Of course veggies we’re gonna be on this

list! We figured it would be best to start you off with the obvious choice. You can’t

really go wrong with adding more vegetables into your diet, they’re low calorie so you

can basically eat as many as you want, plus they’re full of vitamins and minerals that

your body needs. Try choosing vegetables that are rich in fiber, like broccoli, carrots,

cucumbers and cabbage. Remember you can add veggies to things like soups and sandwiches

instead of just eating them raw.


Specifically, broth-based soups. Unlike creamy

soups, these have minimal calories, and work surprisingly well when it comes to curbing

your hunger. Broth soups are great for filling you up as they are high in water content.

Plus they’re a great way to warm up on a chilly day. You can also add in some of those

low starch veggies we just talked about to make an extra filling, healthy meal.


Basically, oatmeal is full of fiber, and is one of the most filling foods out there according to

PUBMED. It’s a popular choice for a healthy, and filling breakfast, but you can put oats

in smoothies and homemade granola bars too!


Vegetarians and vegans will already be familiar

with this type of food as they’re a great source of protein and fiber! You can get 13

grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber with just one serving of lentils, about ¾ of a

cup. One study showed participants felt 31% fuller after eating lentils, compared to meals

that contained pasta or bread.


According to PUBMED there have been studies

conducted that eating fish over chicken or beef, showed a higher level of satisfaction.

Fish also contains heart healthy essential fats like omega 3 fatty acids. Essential fats

means that our body doesn’t produce them naturally, therefore we must source these

types of fats from our food. Salmon can be a great place to start if you’re new to

eating fish and looking to get some delicious, easy recipes.


Nuts in general are a pretty healthy snack,

but pistachios in particular are low calorie low fat. While they do contain some fat, it’s

the heart-healthy kinds like mono and polyunsaturated fats that can reduce your risk of heart disease.

If you’re calorie conscious, you can eat almost double the amount of pistachios as

you can almonds or peanuts for the same amount of calories.


Fermented foods might not be your go to, but

the health benefits of adding them to your diet certainly do add up. Studies show that

eating fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi are wonderful ways to maintain a healthy

gut. Healthy bacteria levels within your stomach could possibly help reduce inflammation, fat

and insulin resistance.


According to PUBMED eggs, are very filling.

Eggs are a high source of protein, and also contain important nutrients that can benefit

the health of your eyes with antioxidants like lutein, and zeaxanthine. Foods that are

high in protein will help you to feel fuller for longer, so starting your day off with

some eggs, instead of a sugary baked treat, will keep you from snacking, and help keep

your diet on the right track.


Fruits in general are a pretty great choice

as a healthy snack when trying to lose weight. Keep in mind some do have a higher sugar content,

but some also contain lots of fiber and healthy vitamins. Like raspberries and grapefruit.

Grapefruit is a powerful source when it comes to the soluble fiber called pectin. Pectin

has been shown to help slow digestion and can help you to feel less hungry throughout

the day.


Leeks are kind of like a less powerful onion,

and they’re great for the microbiome in your gut. It’s good to have a healthy variety

of bacteria to promote good gut and colon health. According to Jeff Leach, leeks are

one of the top ten sources of fructan and cellulose, which are prebiotics that can make

it all the way down your Gastrointestinal tract.

Boiled Potatoes

Forget what you’ve heard about potatoes

being unhealthy, because they’re really not that bad! Eating potatoes that have been

cooked with the skins on contain vitamin C, potassium and many other important vitamins

and minerals. They contain very little fat, and while high in carbs, this is what makes

you feel full after eating them. Plus there’s also a decent amount of water, fiber and protein

in potatoes. Keep in mind, once you add butter, sour cream and any of the popular toppings,

you’re kind of outweighing any of the health benefits we just mentioned.


We’re not talking about lucky charms here,

we’re talking about cereal with a high nutritional factor. Unfortunately, the popular ones with

the cartoons on the front, usually don’t make the cut. Tanya Zuckerbrot says that choosing

cereals that are high in fiber will give you lots of added nutrients like B vitamins, antioxidants,

and important minerals like zinc, iron and copper.


While Hummus isn’t exactly a meal, you can

pair it with some of those veggies we mentioned at the beginning of this article! It’ll make

eating your vegetables seem less like a chore, and you’ll get an added boost of fiber.

Plus it’s a great addition to any sandwich or meal that could use a boost in flavour.

Hummus is made from chickpeas which are a great source of protein. Protein, as we now

know, is a big help when it comes to feeling fuller for longer.


While you may want to stay away from most

grains when trying to lose weight, quinoa is one that’s packed with protein and has

all the essential amino acids recommended for your daily intake. This seed, or grain

depending on who you ask, also has lots of fiber and is yet another great food you can

add to almost any meal!

Remember, proper diet and regular amounts of exercise (at least a few times a week)

can really help you shed those unwanted extra pounds. Make sure you plan ahead when heading

to the grocery store, and meal prep as much as possible to avoid sudden bouts of hunger

without being properly prepared with some healthy snacks.

What did you think of this list? Do you already incorporate many of these foods into your

diet? What is your favourite healthy snack to create? Why not let us

know in the comments section below and offer encouragement for those starting out on their

new healthy lifestyle journey.


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