5 Foods That Will Keep You Full
Have you/do you eat big meals consistently and still feel hungry 40 minutes later? Well, if this has happened to you, chances are you’re not selecting the right foods to consume. You want to eat foods that will leaving you feeling satisfied.
Why is feeling Satisfied Important?
Today’s food market offers a variety or rather, an abundance of products to eat.
Variety isn’t always a good thing. The food market is saturated with more processed goods. These processed foods are tastier but leaves us feeling less satisfied. They hardly ever help you meet your actual nutritional needs.
When you’re not meeting your nutritional needs, the body ask for more and more food until the need can be fulfilled. This leads to inevitable weight gain.
The goal is to satisfied after each meal for the longest time possible. That doesn’t mean by over eating. It means you have met your nutritional needs for your body to sustain healthy function.
What Actually Brings Satisfaction?
The balance of certain hormones. Leptin and ghrelin are the two hormones that contribute to our appetite and feeling satisfied.
Protein and fats are the macronutrients that are most effective in inducing the feeling of satisfaction.
This is the prime reason meeting your daily protein and fat needs are important. They play a crucial role in how hungry you feel throughout the day.
Have you ever been hangry? Angry because you’re hungry. Do you remember how unfocused and irritable you were? A hungry mind won’t be able to complete those important tasks you have.
The 5 Most Satiating Foods
Let’s take a look at these easy to find and satisfying foods in your local grocery store!
Beef and fish
Protein and fats from whole food sources are amongst the most satisfying nutrients you can consume.
Fish, beef and other red meats happen to be abundant of both nutrients, so including them in your nutrition plan is a good bet!
Have you ever had steak for breakfast? It may not seem like a go to but try it out.
You won’t regret it
Cashews, almonds, walnuts and other nuts are so dense in energy that just a 100g of them can keep you full for hours on end.
Additionally, these tiny bites are full of essential fatty acids and other micronutrients that will not only keep you full, but also provide your body with the nutrients it needs.
You would be nuts, to not eat nuts.
If you are trying to establish a nutrition plan that is nutrients/dense enough to keep you full and healthy, eggs is where it’s at!
Eggs are good as a standalone meal. They can be made an addition to a bigger meal, to make it complete in a variety of forms, such as an omelette, scrambled, or even over some rice in japanese style!
Even though protein and fats are the most satisfying macronutrients, the most fulfilling foods are carbohydrates…
That’s right! Potatoes are, in fact, the most satisfying food a human can eat!
Try for yourself - steak and potatoes will fill you up for at least 3 hours. Portion control!
Food for Thought
One of the most important aspects of your nutrition plan is for it to be satisfying!
If you are doing everything you are supposed to be doing and you still constantly feel hungry. You are not using the right nutrition plan!
Make sure to include these foods presented in this article and let us know how your body responds!