14 Foods That Keep You Full And Help You Lose Weight

Welcome back to Healthy Mind — Think Big! If you’ve tried any diets for weight loss, then you know they limit you from eating certain foods. How awesome would it be to eat something you want and still lose weight! Sounds like a dream come true right? It’s possible!

Normally people who want to lose weight are advised to cut back on calories. This leads to an increase in hunger and appetite which is counterproductive to the diet plan. Foods that are high in fiber and water content will keep you full while not affecting your weight. This means eating low-calorie and high-volume food.

Mint? Water? What about different types of soups? Stay tuned to see if your favorite food made the cut!

#1 Apples

Kicking off our list with one of the healthiest fruits in the world. The humble apple is easily available and loved by all! No matter what kind you choose, all of them are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and essential nutrients. Every part of an apple has some significance. For example, its skin contains a compound which aids in losing weight. They are also a healthy choice for reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes among other things. The dietary fiber present in an apple helps keep you full, and longer.

What’s your favorite healthy dessert? Share the recipe in the comments section below.

#2 Legumes

The next time you want a second helping of your favorite beans doesn’t hesitate. Beans and legumes are rich in plant protein, vitamin B, fiber, iron, and calcium. Some of them are also low in fat which makes them a great addition to weight loss diet plans. Being high in fiber, they keep you full, and including them at breakfast will help you power through the day. They contain nutrients that are found in meat with the exception of saturated fats and iron. Legumes like black-eyed peas and kidney beans are perfect for vegetarians and vegan diets.

#3 Spices

The right amount of spices in any food can elevate a dish from good to excellent! Did you know that some spices have weight loss properties? They’ve also been used for their medicinal properties over thousands of years. Spices like turmeric, cayenne, and black pepper help with weight loss. Curcumin causes the body mass index to reduce. Another key component present in these spices is capsaicin. It targets the nervous system and increases the feeling of being full. They also have therapeutic properties along with protecting and possibly alleviating symptoms from acute and chronic ailments.

#4 Salmon

We all know about the magical benefits of salmon. The DHA present in it helps in fighting depression and boosts brain power. This nutrient also has the capacity to improve your mood. Salmon is a lean protein that improves digestion and leaves you feeling fuller. If you are feeling fuller for longer then you will not be tempted with eating unhealthy snacks in between meals. It contains all the essential nutrients needed for the growth and repair of lean muscle tissues. Having a portion of salmon as a part of breakfast, lunch, or dinner will be enough to meet your daily protein needs.

#5 Tofu

Tofu is a popular plant-based protein among vegetarians and people on diets like keto. Made by curdling soybean milk, tofu is a rich source of protein, vitamin E, calcium, and iron. Soy protein, unlike other plant-based proteins, is considered a complete protein and it keeps you feeling full. Eating protein-rich food like this will help in feeling fuller for longer and make it easier to stick with a low-calorie diet. Plant-based meals with tofu promote satiety, compared to other processed meat and cheese. Easy to cook and delicious in taste, it is a great way to stay in shape.

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