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 Filling low calorie foods

The healthiest way to lose weight is to control your calorie intake. Balanced diet can provide us enough calories and can maintain our health.  People consuming low calorie food tend to get hungry more often than those eating high calorie nourishments. Still there are some foods that are low in calories but can make us feel full for a long period of time during the day. This means that we can feel satisfied after eating them, and still, our body is getting smaller amounts of calories than usual. In this article, we will try to explain properties of some of these nourishments.

Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are rich in fiber and water, and these two compounds can give you that filling effect. Other low calorie vegetables are winter and butternut squash, broccoli, beans, carrots and cauliflower.

Fruits

Almost all sorts of fruits are considered as low calorie foods. Such fruits as apple, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, etc. are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This means that, not only that fruits can keep you feel full during the day, but they also keep you healthy.

Pulses and Legumes

Pulses and Legumes are nourishments that have a high level of protein, low level of carbohydrates and low level of calories. That means that they are foods that can help you feel full and also energized during the day, and, in the same time, keep your weight steady.

Whole Grains

As it is said, fibers are useful compounds of food that make you feel full for a longer period of time. Whole grains are plants that are rich in fibers and that is the reason why they are a must for all low calorie diets. So, it would be a smart idea to include barley, oatmeal, maize, brown rise, etc. in your weight loss diet. In addition, they will keep your digestive system healthy.

Other Food Items

Other foods that can make you feel full during the day are: eggs, salmon, tuna, chicken, turkey, red meat, etc. Of course, if you eat meat, you need to cut off the fattening parts. Baked or grilled dishes contain fewer calories than those prepared in oil. You can also include low fat dairy products in your low calorie diet.

Keep previously mentioned low calorie nourishments in mind while planning your daily diet. There are enough alternatives so you can plan your diet according to your preferences. In addition, include simple exercises if you want to lose your weight in a healthy way.

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