10 foods that will cut your appetite
We all know that the fastest way to gain weight is snacking between meals. But what if you were to try a healthy snack instead, one that might even totally suppress your appetite? Fruit, seafood, whole-grains or meat are only some of the many foods that can quickly curb your hunger and help tide you over until mealtime.
Here's our list of the top 10 foods that will cut your appetite once and for all!
A naturally low-calorie food, when eaten raw tomatoes expand in your stomach leaving you feeling full. Tomato juice is the lowest-calorie fruit juice out there, with only about 60 calories per glass, so drink up!
Full of protein, eggs are very filling. The advantage of the white is that it's lower in calories than the yolk. Athletes tend to eat lots of egg-white omelets to keep them feeling full. Have you ever tried one?
A large glass of water
Before reaching for that cupcake, think about first drinking a large glass of water. It fills your stomach naturally and can really help calm a sudden craving. This also works with black or herbal teas, so give it a try!
Agar agar is a type of Japanese seaweed that works as a setting agent. It's a well-known alternative to gelatin for vegetarians. It's also the diet secret of the Japanese: a teaspoon of agar-agar in a warm drink before a meal bloats your stomach and helps regulate your appetite.
Oatmeal is a natural appetite suppressant. Rich in fiber, it can absorb 25 times its weight in water and aids digestion. It's ideal for breakfast, can be used in baking as a flour substitute, or can be sprinkled on top of yogurts or salads.
Thanks to their low glycemic index and their high protein content, almonds can make you feel very full, very quickly. A small handful should be enough to calm a craving for an unhealthy snack. Any other nut also has the same effect.
Dairy products like yogurt have the effect of quickly filling your stomach and making you feel full, while at the same time not being high in calories. That makes them the perfect snack. If you don't like the 0%, even 20% yogurt is still a great option when you're on a diet.
Apples are great appetite suppressants and they're full of antioxidants. They also help reduce cholesterol. Hence they old saying, 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away'.
Turkey, ham and other sliced white meats are great to curb your appetite when you're craving something salty. They're low in calories and rich in protein.
Since pineapples are so low in calories, feel free to binge! This exotic fruit contains an enzyme that helps absorb fat, making it the perfect diet fruit. Not to mention that it's delicious!
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Dive into summer with this fresh, light and healthy mango salad!
- 2 limes
- Olive oil
- Soy sauce
- Red onion, minced
- Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
- Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
- Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
- Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
- In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.