LifestyleSatisfying, yet low in calories. These are the products worth eating

Satisfying, yet low in calories. These are the products worth eating

"What to eat to get full?"
"What to eat to get full?"
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4:39 PM EDT, October 1, 2023, updated: 9:19 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

Winter poses a significant challenge for our bodies. Low temperatures, wind, lack of light - all of this makes us feel drained, cold, and sleepy. No wonder that during this tough time, our body craves special fuel, something that will warm us up, satisfy our hunger, and give us the energy to keep going.

Unfortunately, the dishes we usually choose at this time of year often give us something extra - additional pounds we never planned to gain. To avoid this risk, it's worth getting to know the products that satiate us perfectly, provide necessary nutrients and valuable trace elements, and at the same time have few calories, thus allowing us to maintain weight and a healthy figure.


The level of protein in our diet significantly impacts our satiety level. If we don't want to feel "winter" hunger, which constantly tempts us to search the refrigerator for snacks, let's make sure it's not lacking in our diet. Eggs are a product that provides us with a large dose of easily digestible protein. As numerous studies show, eating eggs for breakfast increases the feeling of fullness and allows us to limit the calories absorbed in the following hours.

Importantly, eggs stabilize blood sugar levels, which makes us feel satiated for many hours and do not succumb to so-called hunger attacks. Eggs are also low in calories and contain a lot of vitamins A, D, some vitamins from the B group, and valuable minerals.


Fish are also an excellent source of protein. It's worth reaching mainly for marine varieties, which in addition to easily digestible protein, also provide our body with valuable omega-3 acids. There's no need to convince anyone about their beneficial properties, however, it is worth realizing that these acids also affect the feeling of fullness. That's why fish are an important component of healthy weight loss diets. They satisfy hunger, provide valuable nutrients, while simultaneously facilitating weight reduction or maintenance.

Fruits and vegetables

If we want to curb winter snacking and at the same time not feel hungry, we need to take care not only to supply our bodies with the right amount of protein, but also with fiber. Its best sources are fruits and vegetables, which we definitely eat too little of in the winter, especially raw ones.

A fresh apple probably won't warm us up, but we can always add it to a salad or hot oatmeal. By increasing the portion of vegetables and fruits, we supply our body with not only fiber, which fills the stomach for many hours, curbing the sensation of hunger, but also many valuable vitamins and trace elements.

Fruits and vegetables also contain a large portion of water, which is necessary for the proper functioning of the body. That's why in winter, we should eat at least three portions of vegetables and fruits a day. One of them can be a satisfying and warming soup.


Until recently, it was widely believed that potatoes are fattening. It is one of the first foods that people wanting to lose weight would exclude from their diet. However, for several years now, nutritionists have been collectively assuring us that we should not blame the potatoes for extra pounds, but the sauces or fats added to them. If we give up these fattening additions, potatoes will not only not translate into extra inches around the waist or hips, but they can also assist us in the fight for a healthy figure. These vegetables are low in calories and very filling, therefore satisfying our hunger for a long time.

Beans and other legumes

Protein and fiber are a great combination, sure to help us curb winter hunger. Both of these ingredients, in large amounts, can be found in legumes. Unfortunately, products like beans, peas, or broad beans are quite heavy to digest and can cause bloating in some people, so we should not overdo the portion size of these vegetables. It is also worth combining them with products that facilitate their digestion, like fennel or caraway. This way, we can minimize the risk of bloating or gas, and take advantage of all the benefits of legumes - filling our stomachs for a long time without fear of gaining unnecessary pounds.

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