Saturday, March 7, 2009
5 Foods That Suppresses Your Appetite
5 Foods to Try
Zanecosky and Rolls dish out their top "high satiety" suggestions:
1. Soup. Start with a broth-based soup (rather than higher-calorie cream soups). Add your favorite cut-up veggies, plus a protein such as beans, chicken, or fish, so you have all the elements of an energy-dense, satisfying meal, says Rolls.
2. Smoothies. If they're made with low-fat yogurt and loads of fruit, you're getting protein, fiber, and calcium, Rolls explains. Smoothies have become a nutritional mainstay.
3. Pasta primavera. Start with whole-wheat pasta, and then add a bunch of your favorite sautéed veggies, which "can be pretty darn good," Rolls tells WebMD. "The more you increase the proportion of vegetables to pasta, the greater the satiety. We've done a lot of studies with these kinds of mixed casseroles or pasta dishes, and as you add more veggies, you feel fuller."
4. Popcorn. It's truly energy dense, plus there's the volume effect. "If you have air-popped popcorn (and don't add fat to it), you get a huge amount. That's good because it gives you lots of sensory satisfaction. There's research showing that the perception of eating a whole lot can trick the system," Rolls tells WebMD.
5. Big salads. A meal-sized salad needs grated cheddar cheese, low-fat dressing, plus an abundance of fruits and veggies to provide satiety, says Zanecosky. "If I just have vinegar and veggies in a salad, I'm not always full two hours later. When you add the cheese and a little dressing, it stays with you."
Posted by Lorna Darden