Make every calorie count with these foods that will keep you full longer. You’ll get more energy and less guilt.
Eggs—with 6 grams of protein, you won’t be zoning out at your 10 am meeting if you had two eggs for breakfast. A study found that women on a low-fat diet eating 2 eggs for breakfast at least 5 days a week lose up to 65% more weight than those who don’t.
Almonds—you’re going to have to accept the concept of healthy fats, because these are full of them. The monounsaturated fatty acids will keep you satisfied for hours. A little goes a long way though: 28 almonds average about 170 calories.
Avocados—another great source of healthy fats and averaging 12 grams of protein, you’ll stay satisfied for hours.
Apples—along with various health benefits, a study found that dieters who ate at least one apple before every meal lost 40% weight than those who didn’t. This could be due to the high water and fiber content.
Oatmeal—I know when it comes to weight loss, people like the word “fast.” But wrap your mind around “slow” because oatmeal is full of soluble fibers which slow down digestion, keeping you full longer.
Peanuts—I’m not talking Skippy on Wonderbread like when you were a kid. But peanuts are full of healthy monounsaturated fats. Spread a tablespoon or two on an apple slice if you’re getting impatient for dinner.