Posted by Steve Pickering, Founder on 11th Jun 2018
7 Best Foods to Fill You Up and Help You Lose Weight
Are you look for healthy foods that not only taste great but also fill you up? Then, this article is for you!
Did you know there are sensors in your mouth, stomach and intestines that send information to your brain to help give you a feeling of fullness and satiety? When this feeling gets to a certain level, your brain tells you when you are full.
The key is to eat high fiber, high water, and high protein foods because they have been scientifically shown to help you feel full and prevent you from overeating.
Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and medical editor-in-chief of “The Mayo Clinic Diet,” agrees. “Numerous studies have demonstrated that when people eat foods high in water and fiber and low in fat and processed carbohydrates, they can achieve satiety at a lower calorie intake (but the same weight of food consumed) and, therefore, better manage weight.
The most filling weight loss foods contain protein and fiber, because protein is slow digesting and fiber expands in your stomach to signal your brain that you are full. High fiber foods such as beans, vegetables, and whole grains are low in fat; however, this isn’t true with protein. You need to choose lean protein sources that are low in fat and will help you slim down and preserve your lean muscle tissue.
Here are 7 slimming and filling foods to add to your diet today:
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6. Chicken - one, four ounce breast contains a whopping 25 grams of lean protein, no carbs and is very low in fat. Chicken also has one of the highest thermal effects of any food. This thermal effect means your body burns calories when digesting chicken. Always opt for grilled or baked chicken and avoid fried chicken due to its high fat and carbohydrate content.
7. Broccoli (cruciferous vegetables) - broccoli is very low in calories, yet it is very filling! It also contains a detoxifying ingredient called glucoraphanin that is great for your immunity and health. Cauliflower is also great for you. Try it in place of mashed potatoes, and add frozen cauliflower to your Skinny Blend shake to thicken it and a boost of nutrition!
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