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Fill And Fuel With Figure Friendly Foods

These 6 everyday foods will keep you satisfied long after eating.

Let's face it we all put in long days so being aware of what we put into our bodies is equally as important as our jobs, obligations, and commitments. Eating foods that help keep you full longer is the key to getting through those long days so that we don't fight hunger pains throughout the day.

Eggs : only eighty calories and six grams of protein a recent study found that eating eggs for breakfast kept you full longer compared to eating a bagel possibly because of all the protein increased satiety. Avocados: loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and potassium. Just a small amount helps keep you full longer. Just toss into salads, add to tacos and soups, or just snack on a few slices with some freshly squeezed lemon juice. Oatmeal: all that soluble fiber helps keep you full longer. It also provides four grams of protein per half cup. Toss some blueberries and you have just created the perfect breakfast. Beans and Lentils : high in protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates the kind that take longer to digest helps keep you full and satisfied longer. Toss them in soups and salads or add to casseroles. Low-fat Greek yogurt : all that protein seventeen grams per six ounces provides the tools necessary for hunger control. Start your day with a low-fat Greek yogurt or enjoy one as a mid-afternoon snack and see for yourself how you’re not famished by dinner time. Apples : providing four grams of fiber and sixty to eighty calories depending on the size complimented by their high water content, apples make an overall great filling snack.

Incorporate these figure friendly foods into your diet and you will be wearing the results as you begin to notice feelings of satiety and an increase in daily energy levels.

Angela Schiz is a Nutritional Counselor and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with The Hungry Heart in Mount Kisco. A weight loss program to help you break out of the diet/binge cycle and lose those painful pounds naturally. They can be reached at 914.220.8199

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