For many people trying to live a healthy lifestyle, they do all the right things by increasing their physical activity and reducing their calorie intake. But this can be a challenge, eating less than you are used to can leave you feeling hungry and craving food far more than you did before. The answer is not just to eat fewer calories but to change the types of food you eat. By eating the right foods you can actually make healthy eating less painful and more satisfying.
The following nine foods are all low calorie, low fat and will help with weight loss if you incorporate them into your diet on a regular basis.
It has been known for a long time that oats are a fantastic way to start your day. Making oats your breakfast of choice is the best way of stopping any mid-morning cravings for sugary snacks.
As well as being high in fiber oats absorb significant amounts of liquid in your stomach and expand. So just a small amount will leave you feeling full up.
Unlike many processed cereals and bread, oats also take a long time to digest. This means they release their energy slowly into your system leaving you satisfied long enough to make it to lunch. Just look out for pre-prepared oats as they can contain significant amounts of added sugar. If you need some extra flavor just add chopped fruit.