There are many of us who really want to feel full and need to lose the weight we have gained throughout the years. We will discuss 5 effective ways in which you can feel fuller without gaining weight and feeling totally satisfied.
Water is the most essential component in the body. After all our body is made up of 50-65% of that liquid! Your metabolism speeds up and your skin looks healthier. Some studies state that if you drink a 16 oz glass of water right before every meal, you will eat about 60 calories less per serving. Not only will you become trim if you do that, but it will also make you feel super healthy!
Thirst, in many cases, is mistaken for hunger. Sometimes our brain interprets thirst signals for hunger and that is exactly why so many people grab something to eat when they are actually thirsty. So next time you have a craving for potato chips, instead of grabbing that bag of guacamole chips on the top shelf of your pantry, pick up a tumbler and fill it with that cool, crisp water.
Also after exercising and before eating that low calorie snack, it is a good idea to drink some water. The water will hydrate your body and fill your stomach, and you will be able to stay satisfied until your next meal.
Did you know that vegetables, especially those that do not contain starch, like the green and orange ones contain, at least 90% water and that is good news for those of us who want to fill their stomach with nutritious food in order to feel fuller. Add more vegetables to your diet and learn another one of the 5 tricks to feel fuller.
Those starchy vegetables that you crave may not be too good in large amounts, so stay away from them if you can on most days. Low fat foods which contain fiber are also healthy and at the same time tummy fillers.
Apples, bananas and oranges are all tasty and very good for you. Your stomach will feel satisfied and a sense of being rewarded. Raisins and dried cranberries are also filled with fiber and very gratifying to a hungry stomach that needs something quick to stop the grumbling.
All types of nuts, including tree-nuts, are good for you. They are a rich and appetizing source of dietary fiber and a great way of feeling fuller. Nuts provide B group vitamins that are needed for converting carbohydrates into energy, vitamin E that helps our immune system and gives us healthy skin and eyes, iron which boosts our energy level, zinc can fight that ugly acne on your face and prevent infections, magnesium will battle those muscle cramps that wake you up in the middle of the night and calcium for stronger bones.
It has been known that people, who chew gum often, feel full and satisfied. Enjoy your food by chewing each and every bite. Savor the flavor by adding spices and seasonings. A good tip is to sit down whenever you eat, even if it is only a snack.
Although tiny, these seeds are high in fiber and a good source of protein and low in calories; about 70 calories in one teaspoon. They expand in liquids and are efficient fillers, especially to a hungry stomach. You can add them in your drinks and cereal, bake with them or make a smoothie. They are almost tasteless and adored by all.