The trouble with eating while trying to maintain a healthful lifestyle is that many of us reach for foods that don’t satisfy hunger. However, you can find hunger satiating foods to eat even when you’re trying to shed unwanted pounds if you focus on foods that are high in protein and fiber, according to Dr. David Katz, the founder of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University.
Here are eight healthy yet filling foods…
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, sure, but apples will also keep hunger at bay! How? This fruit is a rich source of pectin, which studies link to satiation and slowing down the digestive process—which means they keep you full for longer.
A research study featured in the journal, Gastroenterology, revealed that individuals who consumed apples as part of their meal (i.e., in salad or atop oats) consumed less calories during the meal and felt satiated for a longer period following the meal.