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What healthy foods keep you full for longer?
Asked by on Jul 07, 2010
in Weight Loss
My diet doesn't really have a structure. I'm just trying to eat less. Yesterday I ate 400 calories but I felt hungry the whole time and therefore I didn't have much energy to do exercise. What kind of foods can I eat that give me energy but don't send my calorie count up drastically?
Foods that are high in fiber and protein will keep you full longer because they take longer to digest. The meat and bean group has the most protein; it includes meat, fish, poultry, eggs, beans, and legumes. Beans and legumes are high in fiber as well, as are whole grains, and fruit and vegetables eaten with their seeds and peels. Vegetables are very filling and very low in calories too. When starting out, it's a good idea to make a simple diet plan of a balanced diet with at least three meals/snacks per day at your daily calorie target goal. Plan daily menus of meals you can manage using the foods you prefer with substitutions as needed to meet your goals. Keep what works and discard the rest, and tweak it until you get it right.