“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”
– Bethenny Frankel

Losing weight is a constant goal that many people face and it is often at the top of New Year’s resolutions lists.  It requires eating less calories than we normally need. But the challenge with this is that we may become hungry and end up binging at the end of the day if we have been feeling hungry the whole day.

One thing that can help is to figure out how many calories you need to eat to lose weight without feeling hungry and eat foods that help to suppress appetite and make you feel full longer. These foods slow down the digestion process and the absorption of nutrients. Also, foods that are abundant in nutrients can boost calorie burning. In this article, we offer some ideas for foods to include in your diet that can help to suppress your appetite and help you to lose weight.

Start with an Egg in the Morning
Eating an egg or two is a good way to get going in the morning. Research has revealed that people who eat eggs in the morning versus eating a bagel feel fuller longer and eat less calories throughout the day.  And the good news is that a hard broiled egg contains only about 70 calories.  Eggs help to stabilize your blood sugar levels and provide the body with necessary protein and amino acids.

Avocados Help Keep You Feeling Satisfied
Avocadoes actually send signals to the brain that tell it that it is full!  They are great to eat any time of day, whether sliced on toast or eaten with a salad to make the salad more filling without being too rich. They are also full of fiber. Although the avocado is full of fat, it is the good type of fat that is heart-healthy.

An Apple a Day
As the saying goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  Apples increase your energy level and regulate glucose, and the pectin and soluble fiber in apples can also help you to feel full and lose weight.  Apples also take time to chew, which gives more time for your body to signal that it is full.

Almonds – Your Healthy Snack
Eating a handful of nuts a day is considered a good part of a healthy diet.  Almonds contain a lot of monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy fats. Almonds are also full of vitamin E, magnesium, and antioxidants and have been shown to increase feelings of fullness.

Ginger Has Great Digestive Benefits
Ginger root can help you to feel less hungry while also making food taste more interesting. Ginger is great for the digestive system and gives you more energy.  It also serves as an antioxidant and provides ant-inflammatory benefits.

Teas Help with Weight Loss
Don’t forget that in addition to foods, drinks can also be a factor in your weight gain or loss.  Avoid sugary drinks that can pack on extra calories and, instead, opt for healthy teas. Drinking plenty of fluids during the day and before meals can help to fill you up and help you to eat less. Teas also help you to avoid too much snacking. Teas stabilize blood sugar and hunger and help to prevent fat storage.  They also help to prevent arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and dental decay. Teas come in many different flavors so you can switch between different tastes to keep things interesting.  Some teas to consider that aid weight loss include oolong tea, green tea, white tea, mint tea, and rooibos tea.