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10 Foods That Will Fill You Up the Least

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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.

1. Chips

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 Almost all of the moisture has been replaced by fat during the frying process.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.

6. Doughnuts

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Hi Maria, I agree with you. I love the story, thank you for sharing this to us. I've also shared some stories in my site that you might read about health and wellness. http://www.fitinthemiddle.com

March 3, 2013 - 6:44am
EmpowHER Guest

yummy foods but yeah you're right, if these foods are what were going to eat, later on we'll feel hungry again. And again. These are unhealthy foods that should just be taken occasionally as snacks.

March 3, 2013 - 6:32am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi Maria, great top ten list of the least filling foods to eat! I will definitely keep this list in mind for the future! For me, the best weight loss method was actually a personal training program. By following it, I succeeded to lose 27 pounds very fast. I was really happy with the results! Once again, nice post here and thanks for your sharing!

February 25, 2013 - 4:00am
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However, remember there are no shortcuts or magical secrets to a great body - it's simply a result of hard-work and not giving up!

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February 14, 2013 - 8:29pm

Love the angle of this story Maria. Good for people to know!

February 13, 2013 - 10:40am
EmpowHER Guest

I like this site and can add one recommendation: do not eat sweet before going to sleep. Do small exercises in case if sweet crave becomes unbearable. Excess of proteins can actually cause extra hunger. I reduced proteins in my meals to the minimum replaced it by beans. Changing life for better can be the best way to go. You can find details on internet site www.longlifestylecompany.com and blog http://energylonghappylife.blogspot.ca/ . Company publishes not only theoretical study, but also practical recommendations for people who are not planning changes in the life, but looking for online help.

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February 12, 2013 - 11:00am
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