Thursday, April 23, 2015

So you are hungry and still want to lose weight?

So many times our efforts to lose weight or just maintain our weight while still being healthy may seem impossible for many, but here are some good food tips to follow for precisely those times when hunger hits you!

Here's a list of 6 Healthy Foods to Help Keep Your Hunger Pangs Away.....

1) OatmealOatmeal has both soluble and insoluble fiber which is not only good for your heart, but it also keeps you satiated for a longer period of time.

2) Greek Yogurt: This food is a protein rich food that keeps you full with many benefits that include calcium and vitamin D. Also, buying the regular non-fat or low-fat plain yogurt allows you to add your own fresh fruit or nuts or a drizzle of honey to make it to your "sweet" specifications.

3) Avocados are just creamy, delicious and super nutritious. They contain good monounsaturated fats, fiber, vitamin E and potassium. There is nothing like 'smearing' some fresh avocado on a piece of toast -- just add a little salt, pepper and lemon.

4) Lentils: Lentils are so filling due to their combination of fiber and nutrients and so easy to prepare! Lentil soup in particular is so hearty, delicious and nutritious.

5) Almonds are so portable and easy to eat. They contain protein, fiber and good fats and can be added to salads or just eaten as a handful.
6) Quinoa is an ancient grain that has a good amount of vitamins and minerals as well as protein. In fact, a "1/2 cup serving of cooked quinoa contains 2.6 grams of fiber and 4.1 grams of protein compared to white rice". 
All it takes is a little creativity to make a quick and delicious snack or side dish...

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