Why Am I So Hungry: Ways To Stay Fuller Longer
I recently had a conversation with one of my clients about different breakfast options to include in her custom meal plans. You see, we haven’t gotten to the point yet where she grasps the concept that food should be used to fuel your body more than it should be used to fuel your tastebuds. I know what you are thinking: no one wants to eat anything that doesn’t taste good. Duh! That wasn’t the problem, though. The issue was that she refuses to eat any eggs or any oatmeal related products. That is the bulk of what I eat in the morning. I mean, I can give you some overnight oats recipes that taste like peach cobbler that can aid in shrinking belly fat, a veggie quiche that can be done in 30 minutes or less and taste like it’s made with crust that your grandmother made but actually have no crust at all. When it comes to this meal prepping game, I was built for it. Then when I suggested smoothies, she insisted that it would not be enough to make her full. Think again.
When designed properly, smoothies can literally be one of the most convenient, filling, and best breakfast options out there. With the right smoothie you have the opportunity to pack a huge punch of nutrients into your first meal of the day! Check out some of our favorite smoothie options below:
So when you are trying to formulate your meals for the day or week and are worried that something “won’t be enough” use these three rules of thumb:
Reduce the Amount Of Refined Sugars
Not only does consuming refined sugar impact your mood, decision-making, and memory but, it is also a waste in any meal and doesn’t include any properties that can enhance any part of your nutritional plan.
Pack In All Of The Healthy Fats
Add a combination of these healthy fats and your body will definitely thank you.
- Avocados. One medium avocado has approximately 23 grams of fat, but it is primarily monounsaturated fat.
- Other nuts, like almonds and pistachios
- Nut and seed butters
- Olive oil
- Ground flaxseed
Drink More Water
Do you know how many times that we confuse hunger with thirst? More often than we know. Consuming water or even a nice herbal tea can oftentimes be just what you need until your next scheduled meal or snack.
This is just a short list of ways to stay fuller longer. If you have any tricks up your sleeve share them with us in the comments below.