Low-Calorie Filling Foods on the HCG Diet
Low calorie yet filling foods is best on the HCG Diet and beyond! It’s not just all about losing weight but also about developing long-term healthy eating habits. Low-calorie filling foods can help stabilize your hunger in a BIG way. These foods will help you lose weight as you stay on track with your diet. Most of all, these foods will keep your hands out from the cookie jar but finding them can be somewhat challenging. Here are some of the most filling yet low-calorie food you can munch on P2 and P3 of the HCG Diet.
Most Filling Foods on P2 and P3 of the HCG Diet
- Soup– Soup tends to stay on the stomach for a longer time leading to hunger satisfaction for an extended time. The water helps maintain hydration making you feel more satisfied and less hungry.
- Vegetables– Vegetables are extremely low in calorie and high in volume
yet a mile-long list of nutrients. Vegetables are full of minerals, vitamins,
fiber, and other plant compounds. When you eat vegetables before a meal, it
will give your body much nutrition that your body will signal satisfaction
sooner rather than hunger.
- Spinach– is a nutrient-dense yet low in calories. It’s high in vitamins, fibers, and minerals.
- Legumes– Peas, lentils and beans are very filling because of high fiber, and protein content. One cup provides 15.6 grams of fibers and 18 grams of protein with only 230 calories.
- Root veggies– like potatoes that you can have during P3 are healthy, hearty foods. Root veggies are rich in fiber, water, and nutrients yet low in calories.
- Cruciferous vegetables-like broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprout are low in calories and can be very filling due to their high fiber content.
- Fish– Are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a high-quality protein that your body needs. Omega-3 fatty acids will help you lose weight with a more intense effect on fullness compared with other proteins.
- Oats– Oats are high in fibers and protein that will keep you feeling full. 40 grams serving of oat about one-half cup has only 148 calories, 3.8 grams of fiber and 5.5 grams of protein. The filling force comes from its high fiber content and its uncanny ability to soak up liquid like a sponge. Sprinkle some almonds on top of your bowl to feel even fuller.
- Eggs-Egg contains all the nine essential amino acids making it one of the few foods with complete proteins. The amino acids in these proteins trigger the release of hormones which help suppress your appetite. One serving of egg during breakfast can reduce hunger and boost fullness. Those who eat eggs in the morning made better choices throughout the day than those who eat a bagel.
- Lean meat– Lean chicken or beef is incredibly high in protein and is proven to have a long-run fullness factor. Lean meat for lunch can lead to significantly fewer calories consumed during snacks and dinner.
- Chia seeds– Chia seeds have a high amount of fiber and proteins. The soluble fiber in Chia seeds can help keep you full. One serving of Chia seeds give you 137 calories with 10.6 grams of fiber and 4.4 grams of protein. Adding a serving or two to your daily diet can reduce appetite and curb cravings. Chia seeds added on yogurt can decrease hunger, enhances the feeling of fullness and has less desire for sugary foods.
- Whole fruits– Eat whole fruits rather than drinking fruit juices.
- Apples– Apples contain pectin which can naturally slow down digestions and promotes a feeling of fullness. You can add some apple chunk over salad or oatmeal or slices to a turkey-on-whole wheat sandwich.
- Berries– Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries are loaded with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. The high fiber content reduces hunger and boosts weight loss.
- Greek yogurt– Greek yogurt was the single best food for shedding pounds for decades. It contains less sugar and double protein than regular yogurt that will help curb your cravings and promotes weight loss compared with lower-protein snacks. You can top some Greek Yogurt over fibrous fruits or cereals.
- Popcorn– It’s one of the most filling low-calorie snacks due to its high fiber content. A cup of air-popped popcorn contains 31 calories with 1.2 grams of dietary fiber. Popcorn help reduces appetite and enhances the feeling of fullness more than any other snack foods.
- Cottage cheese– Cottage cheese is high in protein yet low in calories and carbs with a similar effect on hunger reduction as eggs.
- Seafood– Mussels, shrimps, lobsters, and crabs are all very low in calories yet high in fiber.
- Coconut oil– Coconut oil is a newer addition to the modern HCG Diet protocol. It has been noted to reduce appetite and calorie intake. Studies have shown that a small amount of coconut oil during breakfast can lead to eating about 256 calories less throughout the day.
Most Filling Foods on P4 of the HCG Diet
All P2 and P3 foods above plus the following:
- Nuts- Nuts are high in healthy fats, protein, and nutrients particularly almonds and walnut. They can help stabilize the blood sugar level at the same time reduces cravings.
- Quinoa- Quinoa is processed slowly by the body leaving volume in the stomach. The high fiber content will leave your body feeling fuller longer. You can have quinoa during breakfast with some almond milk, strawberries, and oatmeal.
- Baked or boiled potatoes- Potatoes are high in fiber, protein, and other nutrients. It’s one of the most filling foods. You can have then along with steak can make you feel full sooner.