Skipping meals is the worst way to lose weight. In fact, it is just as bad as overeating. Not getting proper meals leads to malnutrition and low energy levels.
If you want to drop a few kilos, here are ten incredibly healthy foods that will make you feel full for longer.
This is one of the best breakfast you can ever have. Oatmeal induces leptin production, a hormone which makes you feel full for longer. Oats are also rich in antioxidants and can help control cholesterol levels.
But don’t go adding milk. Oatmeal is best prepared if soaked with half a cup of water in half a cup of rolled oats. Toss it in the microwave for a minute and top with chopped nuts for a healthy and delightful breakfast. It also tastes great with a small bit of almond butter, and you can go for peanut butter too.
No, don’t flinch. Boiled potatoes aren’t just starch — they are a rich source of vitamins and low in fat. Potatoes are also great for leptin production, which helps you feel full throughout the day.
A great way to prepare potatoes is to boil them with just a pinch of salt. Mash them. Chop them. Eat them with pepper.
Of all the weight-loss friendly superfoods, carrots are the best to snack on. They’re incredibly low in calories and have high quantities of fiber and water. Carrots also help you feel full, and will work wonders for your vision.
The best way to snack on carrots is probably raw, or ground into a juice.
Tomatoes are a rich source of Vitamin C. They can also reduce risks of cancer, and can be an incredibly delightful meal. Amazingly low in calories, they mainly consist of fiber and water.
There are two ways to eat raw tomatoes: chopped with a dash of apple cider — or chopped with a dash of salt.
Although almonds and other dried fruits contain high calorie content, they reduce hunger. Almonds lower cholesterol levels and contain healthy fats and Vitamin E.
One small handful of almonds tastes great with grapes, and even on its own.
Chickpeas lower blood sugar levels and have high fiber content. They also help you stay full, and have very little calories. Chickpeas contain important vitamins and plant-based minerals.
The best way to eat chickpeas is boiled, with a dash of salt, pepper and spice.
This is a healthy source of protein and calcium. It tastes great and has very little calories. It contains healthy bacteria and can prevent heart disease. Yogurt also releases hunger-control hormones such as peptide YY.
It is a delicious snack, and tastes great both raw and with meals.
Dried figs don’t exactly count as a meal, but they are great at curbing hunger pangs. Figs are high in fiber content, and are a good source of vitamins. They can also help you stay full for hours on end.
Pop one of these in your mouth when you feel an untimely desire to open the cookie jar.
This isn’t a meal, but it’s excellent for your health. Olive oil contain antioxidants and can prevent heart disease. It is also great for burning fat, and tastes great on salad.
Top it on tomatoes for a delightful snack.
Peanut butter is also great for weight loss. It slows down the absorption of sugar in blood, which means it will take longer before you feel hungry. The snack is also a good source of antioxidants and Vitamin E, and contains fiber.
The best way to have it is on apples, with bananas, on toast — or straight out of the jar!
Corns have a higher calorie content than most other cereals, but they can keep you full for very long. They are rich in fiber and nutrients, and one piece of corn would make a better meal than anything you have in mind.
The best way to eat a corn, of course, is to ask the challiwala. Have it spiced with a hint of lemon and munch on it all the way home.
The next time you feel those hunger pangs coming on, these super foods can banish them in no time at all. What is your favorite amongst these and why?