7 Low-Calorie Foods
It’s hard to believe, but certain foods can satisfy hunger without causing weight gain. This means choosing a meal that is satisfying in comparison to its caloric content.
This “satiety index” measures various foods’ ability to make you feel full and thus reduce your calorie intake throughout the day.
To lose weight, you need to eat foods that satisfy hunger while also discouraging overeating.
This isn’t just about rabbit food. You can eat real food and still be slim and healthy. In fact, #7 is a pure snack that you can eat all day!
1. POTATOES BROILE
There is no need to avoid potatoes due to their high carb content. Potatoes are nutritious if not fried. Potatoes also contain resistant starch, which acts as a soluble fiber in the gut. Enjoy more food with fewer calories.
Cooking and cooling potatoes increases resistant starch levels. Heating and cooling them raises the level. So potatoes are delicious and nutritious when eaten as leftovers.
Eggs, particularly egg yolks, have been unfairly characterized as cholesterol bombs. However, despite their high cholesterol content, eggs do not raise bad cholesterol levels. Eggs, on the other hand, are a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids.
Breakfast eggs are high in protein and low in simple carbohydrates, keeping you fuller for longer. In one study, people who ate eggs for breakfast lost more weight and had a lower BMI than those who ate a bagel.
Oatmeal is a very filling dish due to its high fiber content and ability to absorb water. Yes, it is bland, but it can be flavored in endless ways. Choose from fruit, nuts, and brown sugar.
Oats also contain beta glucan, an insoluble fiber that has been shown to slow carb absorption and reduce appetite.
Suppleness is a misnomer. In fact, some soups are more filling than solid meals made with the same ingredients. Soup as an appetizer may increase satiety, allowing you to eat 20% less calories overall.
Keep eating soup and you’ll lose weight naturally. Broth-based soups are lower in calories than cream-based soups.
Apples are also high on the satiety index due to pectin, a soluble fiber that regulates digestion. They are also high in water content (up to 85% per piece), providing volume without a lot of calories.
One study looked at the effects of eating solid apple segments, applesauce, or apple juice before a meal. Apple segment eaters consumed 91 fewer calories than applesauce eaters and 150 fewer calories than apple juice drinkers.
To enjoy apple flavor without gaining weight, eat it whole. Aside from apples, citrus fruits are also high in pectin and water.
6. LEAN FISH & BEEF
Protein-rich diets are more satisfying than carb-heavy diets. So eat your meat. Leaner meats are advised as some meats are high in saturated fat and will harm you. Foods high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, help to increase satiety and support a healthy cardiovascular system.
While fish has the highest satiety index of all meats, chicken, pork, and some beef cuts are also high in protein. Studies show that eating a high-protein lunch can help you lose 12 percent of the calories you eat at dinner.
7. POP CORN
Yes! Snack time. Popcorn is the best choice for a salty snack. It is a high-fiber, low-calorie whole grain. Popcorn contains more air than potato chips or crackers, so it fills you up faster.
However, air popped popcorn always beats microwave bagged popcorn. Toxic chemicals line the bags, and the fake butter additive is toxic. With a nice bowl of air popped popcorn, there are countless healthy ways to flavor it. Avocado oil and parmesan, chopped oregano and tomato powder… Your imagination is your only limit.
Making these 7 filling foods a priority can help you lose weight or maintain your current weight. Eating habits must be changed drastically to succeed on most diets. Increasing your intake of healthy foods will start to crowd out some of your less healthy indulgences.
This is a great way to get the slim, strong body you want by eating more foods high in protein, fiber, or volume (lots of water or air).