6 Filling Foods to Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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Trying to lose weight?

You already know what a challenge it can be – especially if you’re left feeling hungry due to reduced portion sizes or the loss of more filling foods in your diet, such as bread and pasta.

Fortunately, there are plenty of very healthy and very filling foods that you can eat that will not only boost your weight loss efforts, but can also ensure you don’t succumb to the temptation to snack due to feelings of hunger.

1. Apples

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Pectin occurs in only a few fruits, including apples. What’s important about pectin is the fact that it can drastically slow down your body’s digestive system in addition to helping you to fill fuller. That, along with the high fiber content, makes apples a great food for weight loss.[1]

2. Potatoes

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Potatoes have a bit of a bad reputation, and while it’s true that you should avoid the many fried varieties out there, potatoes are a great and filling source of nutrition.

While they do provide a lot of carbs, the fact that they’re packed with vitamins and other essential nutrients means they’re still a great choice for dieters.

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In addition to plain tubers, you’ll find that red and purple potatoes are an amazing source of antioxidants[2].

Stick to a single baked potato with a negligible amount of topping for a delicious and filling meal option.