Vegetables, sometimes called veggies are basically fiber, nutrients and water in one low-calorie package. They’re great for supplementing a meal and for guilt-free snacking in between. Plus, the fiber content makes veggies take longer to digest than simple carbs, so they help you stay fuller for longer. That’s not to say that all veggies are made equal in the battle of melting the bulge. These four stand out:
veggies top the list of the belly-fighting brood.
Broccoli is actually a type of cabbage, but with plenty of protein and fiber. As
a complex carbohydrate, this cruciferous veggie will give your stomach something
to mull over for hours at a time. (Plus, it only has 20 calories per cup!)
The curious aubergine can be a little bit intimidating to cook at first, but it is a
satisfying veggie that adds fiber and protein to any stir-fry dish. Keep the skin
on, sauté as you would a mushroom, and enjoy this low calorie belly-buster
(just 35 calories per 3.5oz serving). You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well
the eggplant soaks up flavor for a super satisfying dish.
Who can say ‘no’ to the satisfying crunch of a carrot? With 2 grams of protein
and 2.5 grams of fiber per cup, these low calorie fiber sticks will keep your
tummy happy between meals. And as a bonus, you don’t have to cook a
carrot for it to be delicious!
This is my favorite veggies. Beans are one of the healthiest foods you can consume, they are especially fantastic gfor belly fat burning as they are rich in soluble fibre, which fights inflammation that cause belly fat accumulation. To get much of the benefits, it will be ideal to consume 2 cups a week.Some studies have linked consumption of beans to a reduced risk of obesity.
Eat Filling Foods
When you’re trying to lose weight—and keep it off—the worst thing that can strike is
an overwhelming food craving. Eat proactively by grabbing one of these four naturally
healthy and super-filling foods. They’re packed with protein, fiber, and just enough fat
to prevent future hunger attacks.
Start your day with a bowl of oatmeal—and be amazed at how long it keeps you full!
Oatmeal is considered a low-energy-dense food, which means you can eat more of it,
get excellent nutrition, and feel full without consuming tons of calories.
Prunes are high in fiber, which means you’ll stay satisfied much longer than if you were
eating a snack full of simple sugars. Prunes also provide just enough ‘sweet’ to satisfy
those mid-morning cravings.
Not in the mood for sweet? In small portions, nuts like almonds fight cravings with the
power of protein and healthy fats. Don’t go overboard though—those healthy fats can
work against you if you take in too much. A good portion size is usually under 20 nuts.
Veggies & Dip
You’d be surprised how long it can take you to nosh your way through a sandwich-sized
baggie of veggies. Carrots, peppers, celery, and cucumber are all fantastic for keeping
your hunger at bay. Top it off with your favorite hummus and you have yourself a super
healthy, filling snack.