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A Reader's Satisfying Foods For Weight Loss

FitSugar reader livingthin shared this post on what the best weight loss foods are in the Ten Pounds DOWN! community group.

Check out these seventy-percent of dieters say that hunger is their number one obstacle when it comes to weight loss. We say — when you are hungry, you should eat something!

If you're trying to lose weight, you don't have to exist on celery sticks alone. In fact, skip all "diet food" in general (i.e. reduced fat cookies) — it's mostly processed stuff and it doesn't help curb the hunger monster. Instead, choose one of these full-filling foods as a snack, or make a mini-meal to help you stay fuller, longer (please note — there isn't a salad on the list!):

  1. Potatoes. Surprise! It may seem shocking that a white potato tops the list as the best weight loss food around, but it ranked number one on the satiety scale in a 2008 study done by the University of Sydney. And, at only 150 calories and 0g of fat per plain, baked medium sized potato, that's a whole lot of filling nutrition, without many calories or fat grams.
  2. Salmon. Fish ranks higher than lean beef or chicken when it comes to filling protein sources, and salmon is rich is omega-3 fatty acids, which may actually help your body naturally burn up more fat.
  3. Oatmeal. Oatmeal moves through your digestive system slowly, making it a great way to stay full, manage your blood sugar, and even lower your cholesterol. You don't just have to eat it for breakfast: try adding it into a meatloaf or meatball mixture instead of breadcrumbs.
  4. Oranges. At only 80 calories each, and with lots of fiber and vitamin C, oranges are a great snack choice. Skip the OJ and eat the orange instead — you'll fill up more for fewer calories.

To see which other foods made the list, head over to the Ten Pounds DOWN! community group. While there, why not post your own weight loss tips? We might feature your posts on the FitSugar homepage!

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Spectra Spectra 6 years
I swear by canned tuna with a side salad and a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar. It fills me up and it's pretty light.
moshark16 moshark16 6 years
Beef? Are you insane? Best way to lose 10 years off your life more like it.
TiVo TiVo 6 years
New cheap and quickie meal I have adopted for fall... - 1 can veggie (or lean turkey) chili (such as Amy's Chili with Vegetables) - Two medium potatoes cooked in microwave - 1/4 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese (optional) Put potatoes in two bowls, top with toppings, heat in microwave. The hubby and I love it because it's filling comfort food that goes well after a stressful day of work.
fauxcat fauxcat 6 years
I know it works for some people, but I flat-out can't eat potatoes or oatmeal if I'm trying to lose weight. It shows up on me almost instantly. Shame, because I like them both.
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