definitely beans, and whole grains. tortilla usually do the trick too
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472 2/14/12 9:35 A
I just go to WalMart and get the MISSION brand whole Wheat Tortillas, they are usually on the bread isle when they are there. The mission brand is the one with the bell on them and then the Carb Balance ones have the blue stripe on them (different stripe for different ones). They also make a smaller taco size one if the large Burrito size is too big for you.
I have heard of some people using these to make a healthy pizza also, spread out some sauce and sprinkle some cheese on them and then bake it in the oven (microwave does not work well for pizza...lol) Hope that helps.
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734 2/14/12 9:18 A
If I have a light or small calorie lunch packed for the day, I'll make sure to pack a cup of cottage cheese. I always eat that first. Usually by the time I'm done eating lunch I'm full. Beef Jerky is pretty good too.
@GRAVELRIDGE - where do you find those wraps? 26g of Fiber, that is AWESOME! I'm usually in the 20-25g range, but for days when it's low I'd like to smother one of those in PB and get my fiber up while adding protein and some good fat.
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472 2/11/12 3:56 P
I try to eat stuff with fiber to stay full. There are soft shell Carb Balance Burrito shells that I use to wrap up chunky hot salsa and Romaine lettuce with. The Carb shells might have 210 calories but 26g of fiber so that is a meal by its self. Another thing I do is a can of Pork and Beans, being on a tight budget one can is 385 calories total, I usually only eat half at a time though and it is good.
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60 2/11/12 3:00 P
Whole grains help, as long as there isn't a lot of sugar added (so, say, Grape Nuts will satisfy me but Cheerios won't). If it's really bad, more red meat, but if I'm eating enough whole grain it doesn't come to that.
Carrots!! and Jicama.. This is not food but.. brushing my teeth makes me feel full for some reason lol, so I do it right after each meal and.. every time I feel hungry .-. Idk if this is healthy but... it seems to work for me.
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1,113 1/21/12 7:19 A
A good peanut butter sandwich works for me - that and bananna's
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262 1/15/12 12:46 A
I agree that I feel full when I pound protein. It's amazing how much more full I am after a boneless skinless chicken breast or tenderloins, or pork, or bison, than when I'm throwing down the bread. I also find that if I down some lowfat or nonfat Greek yogurt after dinner, I'm not hungry for sugary desserts.
In short.. Protien... it also carries me though to the next meal. Always have eggs in the am -- sometimes with lean ham -- perhaps a breakfast pizza. from there snacks of fruit and more protien at lunch and dinner!
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100 1/11/12 3:02 P
I find that I have to combine things. I have to have some fat and protein at a meal or else I feel dissatisfied, and I interpret this as hunger, no matter how "full" I am. Copious water consumption at meal time helps trick me into feeling fuller.
Fruit by itself disappears fast.
I probably feel most "satisfied" AND "full" when I eat something like a can of creamy soup (almost 400 calories) along with a tin of herring/sardines or chicken. Combine this with 16 ounces of water and I feel almost too full and very satisfied. This keeps me full and keeps my meal well within my calorie requirements.
I've been trying to eat more fruits throughout the day and yesterday I had some Honey Dew Melon that seemed to keep me full.
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69 1/6/12 1:23 P
I think part of feeling full is being mentally satisfied. I'm eating flavorful foods that I really enjoy, now. But by drinking all this water every day (8 to 10 cups), I'm eating smaller portions and feeling full.
The daily feedback on the Nutrition Tracker has been very helpful. I eat alot more fruits and vegetables now. I snack on blueberries, grapes, nuts and broccoli dipped in delicious dressing.
The kids eat it all too. I put it our in the kitchen and they scarf it up.
Any multi-grain or whole-grain bread. After my gastric bypass surgery, my body completely changed on how it handles some things -- I was convinced my wife was trying to commit "death by bagel" one morning.
Avoid processed foods (except Peanut Butter for me)
Absolutely avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup - Google this one for sure. It pretty much goes straight to the fat cells (cannot be metabolized by the liver) and it does not affect the receptors in the brain that tells you that you are full.
High fiber foods (popcorn, raw veggies, etc - beans if you don't have any friends)
Bacon - meat candy! 4 slices is much better than a food fest of just about anything with cream cheese, mayo, etc - and fat is good for you in moderation.
Drink lots of water
Stay away from the TV - there's aliens in there
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48 1/2/12 2:47 A
I have found that a couple of things work well for me. I always feel full as long as I stick to this routine. First, I eat 3 meals a day, having a 100-200 calorie snack in between. That tallys up to eating something every two hours. The key to this trick is to keep a snack on you, in your pocket or close by, and set an alarm or watch the time as closely as possible. This also helps the metabolism to work harder for you I am told. Second, I choose foods that are high in fiber, especially the snacks because they are what help you make it through until the next meal. Third, I drink close to 1 gallon of ice cold water a day. Usually I drink 72oz. by the time I finish my workout in the morning and am done with breakfast. This also keeps me energized and full. If I really get hungry and the previous steps haven't done the trick for some reason or the other, I will eat a pickle, a hard boiled egg stuffed with hummus (remove the yellow and throw it away, replace with hummus, resembles a deviled egg), or some celery or carrots.
I like the idea of exercising when you get hungry and will try it out.
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38 1/1/12 11:12 A
To me, it's an odd feeling. I can feel physically full off of things like beans, rice, vegetables, even chicken breasts, but still feel hungry. It's actually quite frustrating. I find that the only way to combat this is a high fat diet. Now, I'm not talking about bacon and deep fried food, but good fats. I never go two meals in a row without a fat it my meals or I start to get way too hungry.
I have similar thoughts as Bill - the gum suggestions are great, and I have the same approach with caffeine and popcorn. Apples seem to have the opposite effect on me, that is, they seem to make me more hungry for whatever reason. With a bit of peanut butter that all changes (probably the protein and oil content), but many times I'm not looking for a 200+ calorie snack so that's not an option.
As for the popcorn - I will take 1/4 cup of kernels, put them in a bowl and spray them with olive oil cooking spray, then put then in a paper lunch bag with a teaspoon of sugar and some salt, shake it up, and microwave it for about 1:30 (find the time that's right for your microwave). Good kettle corn-ish snack, low calories, filling.
Glad to find this forum (Guy's lounge) and some like-minded chaps.
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69 12/20/11 11:16 A
Thanks Guys! Its really helpful to know what has worked for other folks. The other day I had an everything bagel with cream cheese and deli turkey. Well, that filled me up but it wasn't exactly low cal! I went out a bought some low cal/low salt turkey and a platter of veggies and dip yesterday after reading your posts and the article below.
I'm going to try the chewing gum idea.
I found a good article on SP. Here is the link to 10 most filling foods:
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4,110 12/19/11 12:54 P
There is no one size fits all for feeling full. It's not even the same every day for me. Here are some things I try. First, lots of lean protein with every meal. Turkey, chicken or lean beef. Bulky vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach.
On days where I know I've already eaten "enough" and I just can't seem to feel full, I have a few things to try. Some days one works, some days they all work, some days none of them work.
1) Chewing gum. I prefer either Extra, Stride or 5. Anything with a long lasting mint flavor seems to do the trick. It's particularly good if I've just finished a meal and my brain says I'm still hungry, but I know I'm not. This will usually shut the brain up. It's also good if it's an hour or so before meal time where the stomach is getting grumpy, but I know the stomach is simply jumping the gun.
2) Caffeine. Great for workout time and the morning. In the evening, I try to skip this option because it can keep me up. Sometimes I will go with a can of coke zero at night.
3) Apples. Call it a snack, but for me it's the snack of snacks. One of those 100 calorie packs of cookies, granola bars, string cheese just don't cut it. I believe it's a volume thing. A large apple weighing in at just over 100 calories does the trick 98% of the time. It is my magic bean of sorts.
4) Popcorn. This is my savior at night. Again, back to volume, a huge bowl of popcorn is only 100 calories and the salt makes me thirsty, so I pound a glass of water down with it. Belly full and I can go to sleep.
5) Exercise. I don't mean go into a full blown routine. I've been hungry at work and I drop down and do 10 pushups and maybe 20 crunches and it seems to trigger something that suppresses hunger. Apparently there's some science to support this.
6) Heavy on the pickles. If you can eat them by themselves, all the power. But I keep some on hand usually to put on sandwiches. If the hunger bug is nipping particularly hard that day, I'll go heavy on the pickles. Some say it's the vinegar (acid) that keeps your hunger at bay. I don't know, but it works.
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64 12/19/11 12:51 P
Red meat, chicken, fish, cottage cheese, cabbage, broccoli, oatmeal.
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1,537 12/19/11 12:44 P
How about higher protein foods?
Eggs, almonds, etc. To my understanding they keep you feeling full longer, and can provide a boost to recovery after a workout too.
Also, fruits and veggies.
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69 12/19/11 12:18 P
Hey, I eat even when I'm full, but I probably eat less. Any advice?
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