When you are losing weight, you need to eat foods that are filling – otherwise, you can kiss your efforts goodbye pretty quickly! Believe it or not, there are foods which are perfect for weight loss i.e. they are healthy, delicious and filling enough to fight hunger for hours. Read on to find out the top 3 foods that are low in calories but high in helping fight hunger pangs.
- Eggs: A study from Saint Louis University found that people who ate eggs for breakfast consumed 330 fewer calories throughout the day than those who had a bagel. The reason for this is due to the effect on blood sugar levels. Bagels are carbohydrate dense & high GI, so they can make blood sugar levels spike and then quickly plummet (which leads to cravings). Eggs, on the other hand, are one of the few foods that are a complete protein, meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids and, once digested, those amino acids trigger the release of hormones in your gut that can suppress your appetite for hours.
- Apples: Apples are one of the few fruits that contain pectin, which is a type of fibre that naturally slows digestion and promotes a feeling of fullness. Apples take a long time to eat for very few calories which gives your stomach time to tell your brain that you’re no longer hungry. Apples really are a low-energy-density, highly-appetite satisfying fruit that can help you to avoid feeling deprived while losing weight.
- Smoothies: While most drinks don’t satisfy hunger very well, smoothies are an exception to the rule! Put ice and fat-free milk and / or natural yogurt in a blender, add in fruit and give it a whirl. The lowest calorie fruits to blend are berries – and they taste delicious! Just be sure you’re not using sugary, high-calorie ingredients like fruit juices or flavoured syrups which will negate the weight loss benefits.
Of course, these are not the only weight-loss friendly foods – there are many more, and the best way to find out more about them is to make a free appointment with a friendly, weight-loss expert at your nearest The Natural Way clinic. Call your nearest clinic on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) and start your weight loss journey today. With Summer less than 3 months away, now is the time to get your body ready for Christmas!
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