1. Be Cornful
There are only 31 calories in a 1 cup portion of air popped popcorn. Your brain and stomach think they have eaten a lot, but really most of it was air, genius.
2. Bohemian Raspberry
1 cup (150 grams) of fresh raspberries contains 8 grams of fibre and just 60 calories. Moreover they contain vitamin C, a free radical fighting antioxidant.
3. Cereal Killer
I’m afraid sugar puffs don’t qualify here. We’re talking high fibre cereals which are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Best served with skimmed milk and fresh fruit.
4. Cheese, Gromit!
In small quantities cheese can actually aid weight loss. It is a source of protein so it helps maintain your muscle mass. Cheese is also high in calcium and vitamin D which promote strong bones and teeth.
5. How’ve You Bean
Legumes are an extremely versatile source of fibre and complex carbohydrates, which reduce food cravings. They also contain antioxidant nutrients.
6. I Carrot Believe It
Non-starchy vegetables are rich in fibre and have a high water content. Tanya Zuckerbrot, a registered dietician and author, says “fibre adds bulk to foods, which gives you the satisfaction of chewing, plus the feeling of a full stomach”. Good options are broccoli, cabbage, carrot, celery, cucumber and zucchini.
7. Nut now
Out of all the nuts pistachios contain the lowest calories and fat, that means instead of having 22 almonds you can enjoy 48 pistachios. Plus polyunsaturated fatty acids help keepyour blood vessels and heart healthy.
8. Oat of this world
Oatmeal provides a warm and comforting meal that’s high in fibre and low in sugar. Oatmeal contains beta glucan which causes the body to release CKK, a hormone that supresses hunger.
9. Shell Out
‘Prevention Magazine’ recently published a study that found women who ate 2 eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight than those who didn’t. Although the white packs the protein the yolk is also eggshellent (sorry, couldn’t resist).
10. Mash Destruction
Potatoes are full of hunger fighting resistant starch which the ‘British Journal of Nutrition’ published a study on. The results showed resistant starch could keep you feeling full for up to 24 hours and reduce your daily calorie intake by 320.
11. Pasta La vista
Wholegrain pasta contains far more fibre than white pasta, which means your body will take longer to digest it, thus you’ll be fuller for longer.
12. What An Oppor-tuna-ty
Oily fish (anchovies, herring, mackerel, trout, tuna, sardines and salmon) are high in omega-3 which improves insulin sensitivity, decreases insulin resistance, reduces inflammation and speeds up the oxidation of fat.
And some condiments…
This sweat zesty spice lowers blood pressure which helps control your appetite.
100% organic peanut butter contains no hydrogenated fat, sugar or salt. Yet the protein content keeps you full for hours.
This sauce reduces appetite and has an anti-inflammatory action a.k.a anti-bloating, so you’ll be full but no-one will be able to tell.
Now you can lose weight without constant hunger pains!