People all over the world follow thousands of different diet plans. There are no-carb, low-carb and all-carb options, fat-free, low-sugar, high-protein ... There is truly a diet for everyone out there.
But some experts say that the key to losing weight, and losing it permanently, is to eat less and move more. One of the best ways to eat less is to pick foods that are more filling so it takes less of them to satiate.
No one wants to feel like they're starving all the time! So with that in mind, the experts at SlimmingWorldUSA.com, a weight loss support program, came up with the top ten list of the least filling foods to eat.
Over half of the calories in chips are in the form of fat. They are also high in salt and low in moisture.
2. Specialty coffees
Coffee is not a snack, even those containing cream. A large Café Mocha with whipped cream contains nearly 500 calories and 16 grams of saturated fat. Whole foods take longer to digest and fill you up, but liquid calories like one gets from coffee, are the ones that fill a person up the least.
3. Take-out pizza with cheese or meat topping
These pizzas can contain as much as 2,000 calories each! That's typically what one person should consume in an entire day. They are low in moisture, low in fiber, low in lean meat, and high in fat, calories and energy density. Not good.
4. Fast food fries
Tempted to go through a drive-thru for a mid-afternoon snack attack? Don't! Fast food fries contain about up to 640 calories and are high in fat, salt, energy and readily absorbed starches. Almost all of the moisture has been replaced by fat during the frying process. This is the least healthy way to eat potatoes.
5. Fried pies
Just because a pie has fruit in the name does not mean it's healthy! Fried pies are made from pastry that contains fat and sugar and is then deep-fried. This results in a product that is a mixture of fats and sugars, with no fiber, little moisture, and virtually no protein.