If you're trying to watch what you eat, or your doctor has put you on a diet, you know what it's like to struggle with gnawing hunger even though you're all out of calories for the day. Sure, chugging a few glasses of water and going to bed may help keep you from raiding the fridge before the sun comes up, but being hungry still sucks. Thankfully, the blog Syatt Fitness has a solid list of foods you can eat and enjoy even if you're counting calories.
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The actual list is really long, so make sure to head over to the link at the bottom of the article to scroll through it and select the types of foods you might want to add to your pantry. The important thing he notes is that you don't have to be hungry because you're dieting. If you eat the right foods -- and there are "right foods" of all types: proteins, carbs, fats and even drinks -- you can walk away from a meal or snack feeling satisfied both in your stomach and in your head, knowing you haven't wrecked your diet.
For example, if you're looking for filling, delicious carbs that are low on calories, popcorn will do the trick. Even better, a pickle spear comes in at about five calories and will leave your stomach happy in more than one way when you've finished it. For more tips on how to make a real diet work, check out our guide on learning to love your food. Do you have any favourite stomach-stuffing, low-calorie snacks for people trying trim down? Tell us in the comments.
The Dieter's Dilemma — How to Stay Full in a Caloric Deficit [Syatt Fitness]