As others have said: more protein (any beans and if you don't like the texture, puree them and they just make the soup a bit thicker), plus I add two Wasa multigrain crackers (calorie total comes to 88) because they seem to help the liquid soup feel more filling.
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I think I would either go with another 1/2 cup of soup at dinner or eating some Greek Yogurt with dinner (I find the little bit of sweet and the higher protein and calcium helps me feel full longer). You might also try something crunchy and high fiber with dinner (celery, bell peppers, apple).
For me it is better to eat a bit more at dinner and mentally close the kitchen after.
Also drinking herbal hot tea in the evening helps me to feel less hungry. I have several varieties in the house so I don't get bored, it helps me to be drinking water, it is calorie free, and some have nutrition value (decaf green for example has antioxidants).
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I really don't know what the right answer is...but based on what you said - You may have been better to go with an extra 1/2 portion. Once the quest to feel full begins things can quickly get out of hand. Perhaps eating a little more and feeling fuller sooner will mean less calories in the long run....
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Fitness Minutes: (112,296) Posts: 6,878 1/22/13 11:37 P
I measured out a serving of soup for dinner. Within an hour I was "starving" again. So I had Act II Fat Free popcorn. That didn't satisfy me. So I started hunting for another healthy snack. I had about 3/4 cup of grapes. I waited to see if I would feel full; by 9 pm I had a Skinny Cow snack.
My question: is it better to eat another half serving at dinner? or should I limit myself at dinner and hope the hunger subsides? I'm still hungry now...I have days when I'm much hungrier than others, but I'm committed to not going over my calorie count.
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