Often the most challenging part of starting a new healthy lifestyle is keeping hunger pangs at bay. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to do, it’s all about eating the right things. If you choose foods that will keep you feeling fuller for longer, you’ve already won half the healthy eating battle! How filling a food is, is determined by its energy density, fibre content, protein content, Glycaemic Index, and fat content so rather than forcing down large meals, you can eat smaller, healthier meals and still feel satisfied until your next meal. Here are 5 healthy and filling foods to add to your diet.
In addition to having a high water content, this starchy delight also offers a moderate amount of protein and fibre. What’s more, eating potatoes is never boring as they’re so versatile! Whether you enjoy them with the skins on, baked or boiled, potatoes will you feeling full and satisfied and are a great weight loss food.
Natures on-the-go snack, apples are ideal for busy people trying to eat healthy. A medium sized apple contains around 17 percent of your recommend daily fibre intake and has a low Glycaemic Index, making it the ultimate hunger-suppressing snack. Combine a few slices of apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter for a real burst of energy when you need it most.
With double the protein content of ordinary yoghurt, Greek yoghurt is the ideal snack when you’re feeling peckish. For a meal simply add a little granola or fruit for extra fibre and you’re good to go!
Once believed to be a food enjoyed in moderation, these days eggs are loved by fitness fundis the world over. Eggs are not only a great source of high-quality protein but they are low in calories too. The simple egg can also be enjoyed in a variety of ways including boiled, poached, scrambled, or fried in a little avocado oil. For a full, and satisfy meal, enjoy your egg on a slice of wholegrain or rye toast for added fibre.
If you’re looking for the ultimate healthy snack, almonds are where it’s at! These crunchy bites are a good source of protein and healthy fats and when eaten with carbohydrate-laden food, they help to reduce the Glycaemic Index of the meal!
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