7 Foods that Naturally Satisfy Your Hunger

Happy Sunday from beautiful San Jose!

Yesterday’s meeting was amazing. I’ve learned a ton of stuff that I am certain will help me create better articles, emails and videos for you.

I know for most of you that this is a day of rest. But I am going to head back into the second day of meetings to learn even more about how I can better help you.

Before I head into the meeting, enjoy the article below on the seven foods that naturally satisfy your hunger.

I will be eating some of these foods at lunch in order to satisfy my cravings and prevent myself from overeating.

Enjoy the article and we will talk to you tomorrow!

~ Rick

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Food is an important part of our lives and we all need it to survive. However, the consumption of too much food can be problematic. If a person consumes too much food, especially too much of the wrong types of food, they could gain weight and may become unhealthy. Also, consuming too little food or insufficient nutrients can also be harmful to the body. The body needs good food in the right amounts, and preferably at the right time. Good nutrition can do the body a world of good. There are foods that are good for the body and are also particularly filling too. Natural foods have not been altered and come with little or no processing. When foods are able to satisfy your hunger naturally, this is a win-win situation because you are getting the nutrition you need and doing so in proportions that are healthy. The following are 7 foods that are able to naturally satisfy your hunger.

1. Vegetables and Fruits

Often, people do not feel that vegetables and fruits can satisfy hunger [1]. However, vegetables are good for you in terms of low calories and high micro-nutrients [2]. Vegetables can be filling and sometimes, a change in diet requires some time for the body to become accustomed to the new foods you are consuming. There are people who do not like vegetable because these foods may seem to taste plain or not have the appeal of sugar-filled and salt-rich foods. However, vegetables, especially veggies in their natural form, are very good for your body. Plant-based diets can have their advantages, including the consumption of foods in the basic, natural state. You can consume carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, celery and many other vegetables in large quantities without adversely affecting the amount of calories you consume. Thus, vegetables are rich in nutrients while having low calorie counts.

fruits and vegetables

Therefore, you keep full and healthy when consuming vegetables and fruits. You do need to beware of any additions or accompaniments to the vegetables and fruits, such as salad dressing and salty or oily side dishes. Fruits can contain sugar, but can still be a good option when choosing between healthy foods to eat. Fruit juices that are 100% made from real fruit are also good for the body.

2. Whole Grain Foods

Whole grains can provide a rich, natural food option. For many processed food such as rice, bread, muffins, pasta, crackers and cereal, there are possibly healthier whole grain food options that you can consume. These whole grain options are typically more natural, with little or no processing, and are able to create a feeling of not being hungry.

whole grains

These carbohydrates also provide the body with the energy it needs to carry out the day’s activities, and can satisfy hunger due to their dense composition [3][4]. The composition of whole grains makes these foods very rich in fibre, which can be great for the digestive system. In addition, because whole grains have undergone minimal processing, it takes adequate time for whole grain foods to pass through the digestive system. This enables you to naturally feel full. As carbohydrates, whole grains can be a great accompaniment for high protein meals. Sometimes, such carbohydrates are needed to aid in the digestion of these proteins.

3. Nuts and Nut Butters

Nuts can be another healthy food option. Yes, nuts can also be high in fats, however some of these can be the good fats that aid your body’s metabolism. When used to make various types of nut butters, nuts could provide a quick option addition to meals by providing a fast spread for items like wheat crackers or whole wheat toast.

mix nuts

You can soften the nut butter by using a little heat. If you are looking for an accompaniment for vegetables, you could also try a nut dip. There are also other benefits when you consume nuts, including decreasing bad LDL cholesterol [5]. Nuts are also a good source of protein.

4. High Protein Foods

Apart from nuts, eating other foods that are naturally high in protein can be a great way to start the day. Protein can act as fuel for the body, enabling the cells in the body to recover and recharge. Food like eggs and meat are rich in protein. Although you do not want to overdo your consumption of meat, especially red meat, there can be benefits in consuming lean protein in moderate amounts.

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The consumption of protein, especially in the morning, can help you control food cravings and your appetite for the rest of the day. Having a full feeling may help in keeping your moods in check while filling your body with the fuel it needs to continue the day.

5. Oatmeal

Oatmeal gives you a great, wholesome feeling, especially when consuming natural types of oatmeal that have not gone through the processing that eliminates most of the natural aspects of the food. Oatmeal also has the advantage of being very filling.

oatmeal

To make oatmeal, mix a small quantity with water to form a quality meal that is heart-warming and good for you. This can also be a dense meal and thus, a little amount of oatmeal is able to go a long way. You can use skim or low-fat milk to make your oatmeal. Taking oatmeal as your breakfast in the morning can carry you a long way into the day. Get cozy quickly with this natural and satisfying food.

6. Greek Yogurt

There has been a lot of news regarding Greek yogurt. Yogurt provides a significant amount of protein.

yogurt

You can buy a variety of different types of yogurt. However, you also need to beware that there are yogurt brands that can contain a high amount of sugar. Greek yogurt brands can provide a healthy option and typically contain additional protein. This makes Greek yogurt a great way to keep full and pumped up with good nutrients while also watching your calorie counts.

7. Healthy Snacks and Spices

There are also various times when you may want a snack, and choosing a healthy snack can be a life-changing routine. If you indulge in an abundance of unhealthy snacks, you can end up having a less than healthy lifestyle. Your snack habits are very important. Choose snacks that are made from whole grains, such as whole grain crackers or nuts. Avocados can also be part of a healthy snack, as avocados are rich in fats that are good for the body.

avocado

Popcorn is another healthy snack that can keep your stomach full for a long time. There are also spices that can help you maintain healthy eating habits. Spices like cinnamon or nutmeg can help to provide a filling sensation and may help to stabilize the body, or provide a soothing feeling. Sometimes, people ignore or underestimate the way that spices can be used. The right snacks and spices can improve your metabolism [6]. In their natural state, certain spices like cinnamon can provide antioxidants. You can also add spices to tea, milk or other drinks.

What better way to satisfy the body than to eat food that is good for the body that can also keep you satisfied naturally. Natural foods are closely aligned with healthy living and healthy living has a strong correlation with an improved quality of life. It can be quite tempting to ignore hunger or your body’s need to eat. However, this is not the best route to take because it may only result in you splurging on food when you finally decide to eat. In addition,  you may also be more prone to eating the wrong types of food, keeping you hungry or possibly in a depressed or moody state. Thus, when you are hungry, consider if it is time to eat, and choose to eat the right types of foods.

If you want to learn more about satisfying your hunger naturally, then click here to check out the Best Foods that Rapidly Slim and Heal in 7 Days program.

Rick Kaselj, MS

References
[1] Why people don’t eat fruit and vegetables – PubMed
[2] Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption – Challenges and opportunities
[3] Whole grain rye porridge breakfast improves satiety – PubMed
[4] From the bakery – mmmm smell that aroma
[5] Quick facts – Nuts for nature
[6] How to raise metabolism – eMedExpert