Tips On Losing Weight Without Feeling Hungry
“I have to lose weight but I’m tired of constantly feeling hungry,” is something that people who follow the latest fad diets say all the time. If your stomach is grumbling every hour, it’s time to do something different. I used to think that slimming down meant depriving myself of everything and just being hungry all the time. It finally became clear to me that I could really eat heartily but still lose those unwanted pounds.
Starving myself all the time made me feel downright miserable. After I finally did lose a couple of pounds, it would all be right back on in a few weeks, and even a few extra pounds to boot. Talk about feeling defeated!
Throughout my years of research (including my own personal trial and error), if you follow a healthy food plan, you can really eat a substantial amount of food until you are full and not constantly hungry and still see phenomenal results with your weight loss.
What Foods Are Healthy?
Healthy foods are not highly processed, factory-made foods. If there are ingredients listed that you can’t even pronounce, then no way. Foods that are filled with preservatives when they are canned or dried are no good. You’ll want to look for more foods that are fresh – like fish, raw nuts, fruits and vegetables. You’ll also want to go for the organic foods whenever possible, including your eggs and poultry. You’ll want to look for naturally raised meats and fresh fish as well.
How Do You Make Healthy Foods Filling?
If you’re not being satisfied with your food, and you have cravings all day long, and your stomach is actually growling, then you’re not going to be happy and you’ll be uncomfortable and miserable.
Here are some tips on making those healthy foods more filling:
- Make sure you get a quality protein and a healthy fat in your meal. Your lean healthy proteins might include the natural meats, fish, eggs and chicken or turkey. A healthy fat (yes, I used healthy and fat in the same sentence) might come from sources such as raw nuts, olive or coconut oil, avocados or beans.
- Make sure and put a heap of veggies on your plate. They should actually take up half of the space on your plate, and then the other two sections left for meat and other foods. Your vegetables have a lot of fiber so it will keep you fuller for a longer period of time.
- Drink a full glass of water before you eat. It will not only help you feel full faster, but keeps you less hungry. Try drinking water throughout the day as well. It not only keeps you hydrated, but sometimes, when you think you’re hungry, you’re actually just thirsty.
What Are Some Great Examples of Healthy and Filling Foods and Snacks?
Breakfast: 2 eggs – scrambled, 1/3 c. of oatmeal with cinnamon and a small pear.
Snack: 1 medium apple, 1 c. of sliced cucumber and 1 oz. of raw nuts.
Lunch: 4 oz. ground turkey, 1/2 c. of cooked brown rice, 8 oz. baby carrots, along with a small green salad with vinegar and olive oil dressing.
Snack: 2 Tbs. of almond butter, 2 slices of rye crisp bread and 8 oz. of celery sticks.
Dinner: 5 oz. broiled halibut, 1/2 c. of green beans sautéed in garlic, small baked sweet potato along with a small green salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil dressing.
Weight loss programs that leave you constantly hungry (as well as even just some of the time) are awful. Just throw out the “diet” altogether and simply eat healthy instead. You will be able to eat delicious foods that are filling, and you will lose weight in the process.
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