9. Green Leafy Vegetables
Green leafy vegetables are high in fiber and water, which keeps your stomach feeling full and turns off the hunger signals to your brain. Plus, these low-calorie vegetables when eaten daily provide optimal health benefits and help in weight loss.
You can choose spinach, collards, mustard greens, kale or asparagus to make a green salad, a refreshing glass of vegetable juice or a bowl of soup. These vegetables make a satisfying and highly nutritious as well as delicious meal to keep hunger at bay.
Eggs can also help you stop snacking between meals and curb appetite. Their satiating effect comes from the good quality protein in them which provides sustained energy.
Eating an egg or two for breakfast can keep mid-morning hunger pangs at bay. According to a study, when people had scrambled eggs for breakfast they were less hungry at lunch time compared to those who ate cereal for breakfast.
It is recommended to eat more of egg whites than the yolks since they are very low in calories, free of cholesterol and virtually fat-free. Egg yolks, on the other hand, contain high amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol.
You must your doctor if you have an unexplained, persistent increase in appetite.