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9 Fat Loss Foods that Fill You Up and Keep You Satisfied
One of the greatest challenges of burning fat is finding things that fill you up. If you eat salads all day, you might want to give up before you start. At Natural Nutrition Company, we believe getting into great shape can be easy if you’re prepared with the right foods. These foods help you burn fat and taste delicious while keeping you full (and less likely to binge eat junk food). Here are 9 Fat Loss Foods that Fill You Up and Keep You Satisfied!
Good ol’ chicken! Whether you decide on leaner chicken breast or the fattier darker cuts, chicken is one of the best protein sources.
Chicken does get a bad reputation as being a boring food, but it doesn’t have to be. It will taste delicious if you season or marinate it properly.
I like to put chicken breasts or thighs in a crock pot with some red salsa and cook on low for 4-6 hours. What comes out is one of the best-tasting chicken I’ve ever had.
We use it on salads, tacos, burritos, or quesadillas. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Greek Yogurt is a great source of protein that fills you up while burning fat. I like to mix nonfat unflavored greek yogurt with a scoop of natural whey protein powder. It makes a chocolate mousse of sorts that is a great dessert.
You can also use greek yogurt as a sour cream replacement.
Just make sure to get nonfat and non-flavored. Some flavored greek yogurts are like ice cream with how much sugar they have. Always read the labels to ensure they have minimal ingredients and sugar.
Beans are one of my favorite fat-loss foods when I am dieting. They have a ton of protein for being vegan and just taste great. They tend to make me a bit “gassy,” but this can be helped if you take a digestive enzyme like beano.
I have been eating the same lunch of salsa marinated chicken breast and beans topped with avocado. If you like Mexican food, it tastes amazing and will kick you into fat loss mode.
Brown rice is filled with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is also a slower-burning carbohydrate that keeps you satisfied longer than white rice.
I think it is one of the better carb sources, especially when trying to lose weight.
Brown rice is also very inexpensive!
I like to mix it with some black beans, grilled chicken, and avocado to make a “Chipotle” style bowl. Delicious!
Low-fat cheese like string cheese mozzarella is my wife’s go-to snack while we are dieting.
It tastes great, has a ton of protein, and is very low calorie/carb/fat. Ensure not to eat too many string cheese sticks, as the calories can add up quickly.
Steak is a great filling food that tastes amazing (if you eat beef, of course). I recommend a steak or two weekly if you’re trying to build muscle and burn fat simultaneously.
Steak naturally has higher levels of creatine, which helps build muscle and strength.
Steak can be rough on the digestive system as it’s challenging to break down. Limit it a few times a week, and you should be fine.
Going back to my wife as a reference, she loves canned tuna. She makes tuna salad with light mayo and eats it on a whole wheat bun.
I prefer chicken salad, but you can’t argue that tuna is one of the best protein sources to fill you up. And it was cheap too!
Just make sure to get canned tuna in water with as little mercury as possible. You may have to pay a bit more for that, but it’s worth it.
I was a bit against almond milk, but now I prefer it to cow’s milk. It is nutty and has much lower calories. Plus, it is way better for those who have lactose intolerances.
I use it in my coffee in the morning, make protein smoothies, and even homemade low-carb ice cream. Ensure you get the unsweetened versions, as the sweetened ones have a ton of sugar!
Peanut Butter is one of my favorite foods as a dessert when dieting. It is a decent source of protein and healthy monounsaturated fats. Peanut butter is very filling, but it can be easy to eat too much if you aren’t measuring properly.
When I do ketogenic dieting, I like to make fat bombs. They are chocolate-covered peanut butter bites (but with little to no carbs), so they keep you burning fat.
They don’t taste as good as a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but they are pretty good.
Do you have any fat-loss foods you can recommend? Let us know in the comments below!