What if I told you that you could eat more and still lose weight?
You’d be extremely interested in what I had to say, wouldn’t you?
No one on a diet should have to starve themselves to lose weight, or better yet, even know what hunger feels like.
I am not speaking lies here; there are filling foods with low calories that will keep you feeling full, healthy, and help you lose weight.
Can I really eat more and lose weight?
These foods have next to no fat and are very low in calories. This means you can consume more of them, keeping your stomach feeling full and your calorie count at a minimum.
Most of the foods listed below are low-density foods. Basically, it means that there are fewer calories per gram, usually because of high water content.
Let’s take a look at these almost-magical foods:
Vegetables are awesome foods to include in your diet as they are rich in water and fiber. You can eat them in high volume and have no risk of calorie overloading.
To get the most out of your vegetables, I would highly recommend keeping them in their natural, raw form, but you can also lightly steam them if you prefer.
The following non-starchy vegetables are a great addition to your diet: asparagus, green beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, pickles, spinach, squash, and tomatoes.
Carrot, tomato, and mixed vegetable juices are also good choices.
A healthy tip is to pack baby carrots or celery sticks as a snack for school or work. These vegetables will actually help you burn calories while filling you up.
Fruits are also high in water and fiber, but they also contain more sugar meaning their calorie count is a little more. However, they are still very efficient for your diet, and they make perfect snacks.
One cup of any of these fruits contains 60 calories or less: apples, apricots, cherries, cranberries, lemons, limes, cantaloupe, peaches, strawberries, and watermelon.
Soups make great lunches or dinners because you can eat a lot of it without adding too many calories to your diet. Plus, their high water content keeps you feeling full for hours.
If you would like to prepare a filling entrée for about 100 calories I recommend meat-flavored broths, consommés, or bouillons mixed with a cup of your favorite vegetables listed above.
Other filling foods with low calories
Sugar-free gelatin, some pudding products, fruity frozen treats, and frozen pudding bars are tasty deserts you can add to your diet without having to worry about fat or calories.
Other snacks you could try are whole-grain pita and hummus, ants on a log, trail mix, string cheese, whole grain crackers, yogurt with fresh fruit, and hard-boiled eggs.
See! You can still eat a ton of delicious food while on a diet.
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