How To Enjoy Full and Satisfying Meals Without Starving
Many people fear changing their eating habits; this is often the scariest part of starting a new weight loss routine.
Let’s face it, nobody is excited to endure days of feeling hungry and unsatisfied after meager meals!
If this is one of the things that is keeping you from starting a healthier eating lifestyle, then you’ll be delighted to know that you can feel completely full and satisfied when you eat the right foods.
Let’s explore a few ideas on how you can eat healthy without starving.
Soups Can Be Incredible
You may have resisted the idea of soup as a handy go to food when you think of feeling full, but there are many robust and hearty soups that are simple to make and very satisfying.
There is an almost infinite variety of recipes that use rich vegetable pastes and hearty root thickeners, savory seasonings and medleys of delicious vegetables.
Appetite satisfying proteins such as meat and legumes can boost the nutritional and sustaining value of soups.
Using a variety of these ingredients will fill you up and even cause you to skip the starchy breads and other fillers completely!
Apples, Oranges and Bananas
These 3 simple fruits are natures way of providing a fast delivery system for essential nutrients and antioxidants that we all need to thrive and survive.
Many fruits are also easy to transport and keep very well in most environments.
Bananas and apples are both dense and filling; they also contain pectin which will enhance both skin and digestive processes.
They have a decent fiber profile as well, and will aid in keeping your digestive system clean and efficient.
Broccoli and Winter Greens
Cruciferousvegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and turnips, can be excellent for dinner time side dishes.
Think; protein, fiber, potassium and antioxidants.
These come together as a satisfying addition and also aid in collagen production.
Cruciferous veggies have a wide variety of ways they can be cooked and flavored that make them versatile vegetable choices.
Beans Are Filling
We tend to underestimate the tasty ways we can enjoy beans. They are extremely tasty with the most basic seasonings and can be very filling.
Well made beans can be eaten alone, in soups, or added in to rice or pasta dishes.
You can add some meat with the seasonings and they become an entire meal.
They also keep well, so like soup you can make beans ahead and enjoy easy and filling meals or snacks throughout the week.
Try these handy tips and see how much easier it is to make healthy changes to your diet.
Eating healthy is the best way to shed excess pounds and feel full and satisfied without that deprivation that many ‘diets’ leave you with!
Theresa Sailor CINHC CNHC -
Integrative Lifestyle Coach and devoted Reiki Master Practitioner
Coach Theresa helps women overcome the effects of childhood trauma that can result in self-sabotage and emotional roadblocks to joyful living. She knows first hand how the lingering effects of such trauma can handicap us emotionally, spiritually and physically after spending decades of her life overcoming the emotional side effects of her own traumatic childhood.
Theresa has spent many years dedicated to educating herself and becoming an expert in coaching women who have also endured the devastation of childhood trauma.