While experts suggest the best way to keep healthy and fit and keep your body nutritionally balanced is by eating several small meals per day. But, of course what you choose plays a large part in how you look and how you feel. And, while many of us “should” be noshing every few hours, how often we crave and what we crave may depend on what we’re indulging in. In fact, experts assert that when it comes to curbing hunger and cravings, the key lies not in NOT eating, but in selecting foods that fill you up but that don’t add fat or calories to your diet or your waistline.
1. “Liquid Lunches”: Broths and filtered fresh drinking water help keep appetite at bay. In fact, according to experts thirst is often mistaken for hunger. They suggest drinking an 8-ounce glass of water at the first sign of hunger and waiting a few minutes, before making the decision to eat. If you’re not partial to water, they suggest organic vegetable or chicken broth and heat it up at a quart at a time.
2. Field Of Greens: Dark leafy greens and vegetables have lots of nutrients but very few calories, and can fill you up quickly and easily. And if you prefer them with a little seasoning; consider low-calorie salad dressings or stir-fry veggies in water. For more flavor you may even want to add a few onions, a little garlic, and some soy sauce, just may sure it’s the low sodium kind.
3. Homemade, Instant, Organic Banana Pudding: An, easy tasty, do-it-yourself healthy dessert made from all-natural ingredients found at the health food store.
Pour a quart of soymilk into a blender and add two scoops of unsweetened banana-flavored simply natural spirutein soy protein powder and stevia (as a sweetener). Mix together. While blender is still running, add tablespoon of guar gum powder and tablespoon of xanthan gum powder to thicken.
4. Dill You Senses: By only natural varieties and avoid those with added sugars and artificial food coloring.
5. Crunch and Much (On Apples): According to nutrition experts, apples have few calories and an equally few amount of carbs, but taste great, are great for you, and fill you up before you begin to overeat, making them one of the smartest sweet treats you can eat.