After an intense and grueling fight, you may have won the battle of the bulge. So, now you are at your target weight and may have even allowed yourself to celebrate just a bit. But now, you must focus on providing your body with the right nutrition in the right proportion.
A lot of times we end up eating more than what our body really needs because we give in to our taste buds’ demands or just out of the habit of eating large portions. This is where the concept of eating healthy filling foods comes in.
High on nutrition and low on calories these foods can make you feel full and energetic even with small portions. The result—you eat right and feel healthier! Here’s a list of such nutritious fillers:
1. Frozen peas
These little edible pearls are indeed precious because they are full of dietary fiber and protein. So, when you add green peas to different dishes, you load up on various nutrients and also end up feeling full.
Try it for yourself to know why eggs are such a favorite when it comes to breakfast! Eat 2 egg whites and wash them down with a healthy fruit smoothie and you’ll feel full and energetic for longer.
Ideally, you should be able to stock your freezer with frozen scallops so that you can defrost them as and when required. There are some amazing dishes that you can make with scallops and since it is 80% water, you will feel full really quickly.
The beautifully pink flesh of salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which helps you lose weight and is loaded with powerful protein.
5. Beans and lentils
They come in an amazing range of colors and sizes. And all of them are good for you. So vary your diet by switching between various beans/lentils every day. This way, it doesn’t get boring and you have many healthy options to choose from.
6. Nuts of all kinds
Yes indeed, just another reason to be completely nutty about nuts. Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashew, hazelnuts, and so many others can get you feeling full really quickly. Of course, they come with a whole bunch of nutrients such as proteins as well.
This fruit is loaded with healthy fats. So when you scoop out the lovely buttery flesh of an avocado and make it part of your daily diet, you not only get lots of nutrition but will also feel your stomach fill up with it.
Reach for barley even before you reach for oats! Barley offers benefits such as reduction in cholesterol and has a low glycemic index as well.
Several studies suggest that it’s not just what you eat, but the size of your food portions that determine if you are eating healthy. Therefore, it’s extremely important to make food choices that help you enjoy small portions without leaving your hungry.