if you share your trackers or a few typical days you'll also get better suggestions. for example if your idea of a salad is just lettuce, try having broccoli and cheese instead. figure 40 cals of broccoli and 40 cals of cheese should be a little more filling than plain lettuce if a few more calories. i also find potatoes to be the most filling thing in the world, so i'll take 100 grams of potato, bake it, then top it with broccoli and a little bit of cheese for right about 160 cals. the potato has a few grams of fiber and protein, the broccoli has a few grams of fiber and protein and the little bit of cheese adds just enough fat. if you didn't want to go with cheese, you could do olive oil with spices. i tend to prefer curry powders in the olive oil for a little more taste. salsa also go well with the spiceless olive oil variant and adds more flavor for few calories.
i also clean out my fridge by making a veggie lentil curry, which tends to run under 200 cals per cup [and generally around 100 cals because i tend to make it when i need to use up squash, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms]. add that to top a 100 gram potato that i bake and you're talking a very decent amount of food for very few calories [generally under 200 for the potato and the curry and that's for around or just over 2 cups of food].
that's the kind of thing you need to be looking for when you're hungry. because lettuce is the kind of food that just doesn't fill anyone up by itself, just like celery. unless you're talking having several heads at a meal or snack. they have a place, but it's not the kind of food you want to be focusing on if you're hungry. it can be a part of what you eat, but it's not the kind of focal point that is going to fill anyone up.
Edited by: NIRERIN at: 2/3/2013 (10:20)
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