Curb hunger pangs with these filling foodsMore
a reason people are cluck on about eggs. A recent study from the
Pennington Biomedical Research Center in the US found that overweight
people who ate eggs for breakfast take longer to get hungry later. The
research participants had lower levels of ghrelin, an
appetite-stimulating hormone that tells the brain to eat, and higher
levels of PPY, a hormone that helps stomachs feel full. "Eggs are a
perfect combination of protein and fat, so they're more satisfying than
other breakfast foods," says Julie Kaye, a registered dietitian in New
York City. Worried about cholesterol? Don't be. "Despite the high
content in yolks, eggs aren't the main culprit in raising blood
cholesterol," explains Kaye.
green, creamy flesh of an avocado isn't just tasty — it's also filled
with fibre and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. In other words,
avocados might be the perfect fill-you-up food. "Foods high in fibre and
rich in fat take longer to digest, allowing you to experience less
overall hunger—and possibly take in fewer calories," says Erin Palinski,
RD, CDE, LDN, CPT, author of Belly Fat Diet for Dummies.
Research also shows that avocados' oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat,
tells your brain that your stomach is full. Just remember that,
nutritious as they are, avocados are high in calories — stick to
snacking on half the fruit (about 140 calories) each time.