Healthy filling foods

When trying to lose weight you have to modify your diet severely in order to see great results. While changing your main meals is very important, it is also important to change what type of snacks and filler foods you are eating. Most people with weight problems are likely eating junk food and various unhealthy snacks so this is a habit that needs to be changed.

There are many healthy filling foods to choose from and these can help further promote a healthy weight loss. Ideally these will be snacks that are low in fat and calories but high in fiber. You will also want to avoid any foods that contain trans-fats, or are high in sugar or sodium content, as they are definitely unhealthy. You may even want to look for zero calorie foods to use as healthy filling foods.

Benefits From Filling Foods
If you include healthy filling foods in your diet there will be some great benefits and they can help with a weight loss attempt. The main benefit from using healthy filling foods is that since they are high in fiber they will help eliminate hunger pains or cravings. At the same time they will also be helping your digestive system as well.

While using filling foods will not make you lose weight it still helps improve your diet tremendously. The idea behind using healthy filling foods is to make sure that you do not overeat during regular meals or snack on anything unhealthy. By filling up your diet plan with loads of filling foods you will be able to cut down on the unhealthy snacks or meals in your diet a lot.

Examples of Healthy Filling Foods

Usually the best healthy filling foods are fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, or bananas. You could even make the snack more enjoyable by mixing them with some yogurt, but make sure it is low in fat. Vegetables are also a good healthy filling food and can be tasty with healthy dips. Celery, carrots, and cauliflower are all enjoyable snacks that could be added to your diet. Peanut butter is not very unhealthy either and can be delicious when used with celery stalks.

You can be creative with choosing healthy filling foods as well. If you want to make some snacks at home then the possibilities are endless. Homemade applesauce, molasses cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and fruit crisp are just a few examples of healthy filling foods that can be made at home.

Zero Calorie Foods
Zero calorie, or negative calorie, foods can have great benefits to your diet. These are snacks that are either low enough in calories that your body burns them off by just digesting it or they do not contain any calories at all. Some of these snacks can also work as negative calories and can actually help you burn more calories then you take in. An example of this, while not a food, is water, as a cold glass of water can increase your heart rate and burn calories even though it doesn’t contain any.

There are many different choices of zero or negative calorie foods so you should look up a list as these make great healthy filling foods. Most are vegetables or fruits but there are still many other choices to choose from.

When adding healthy filling foods to your diet you will want to make sure they are completely healthy so check the nutritional facts before buying them. It may also be a good idea to look up some recipes for specific meals, snacks, or desserts so you keep it fresh and do not always eat the same foods every single day.

Last updated on Aug 27th, 2010 and filed under Weight Loss. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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