Do you have those days when you are SO hungry, you could eat everything in the fridge? Nothing seems to keep you full and you feel unsatisfied? It could be because you aren't eating the right types of food during the day. Instead of reaching straight for the junk food to cure your grumbling tummy, try these 5 foods that are known to keep you feeling full for longer!
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries - you name it, any will do the trick! Their secret is they contain belly-filling fibre, are low in calories and they contain phytonutrients that increase fat metabolism.
This soup will fill you up AND its delicious! The broth fills your stomach with lots of liquid while the vegetables fill your stomach with fibre which slows digestion so you won't feel hungry straight after. If you can find/make one with beans in it - even better! Just stay away from the soups with white pasta in them as refined carbs spike your blood sugar levels up and leave you wanting more.
Eggs are packed with an appetite-stabilising protein, which will keep you satisfied and help avoid binging later. Eating two eggs for breakfast can help keep you full for a good portion of the day. Hard-boiling eggs in advance are also great for snacking on later during the day.
Now, I know that most people either love or absolutely HATE olives but hear me out! They are a source of good-for-you unsaturated fat, meaning they will take longer to digest and leave you feeling fuller for longer. This means you can’t overindulge though, a little goes a long way. You can also add a couple of teaspoons of chopped olives to salads and sandwiches at lunch to kiss afternoon hunger pains goodbye.
One cup of spinach packs a whopping 4.3 grams of fibre! Research has shown that people who consume spinach during a meal feel much more satisfied than those who don’t. This might be because spinach is a voluminous veggie that helps to fill the stomach. You can add spinach to almost anything and the best thing is it is so versatile; you can enjoy it fresh or wilted.