What to eat while cutting down calories (without feeling hungry all day)

We’ve all been there, so don’t you act cool.

Whether a skinny, muscular or fluffy human you may be- controlling pangs is a herculean task. When the clock strikes ‘fat’ and you’re trying to shed the excess, there are guidelines to adhere to and a path to follow. But don’t lose sleep, StyleCracker to the rescue! Here’s what to eat when you’re wood-shedding the kilos, but struggling hard with your edible wants!

SALADS

Trust us, they aren’t boring.

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A simple bowl of fresh vegetables will do the needful! Pack it with fresh lettuce, cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, and celery, while throwing on a low-fat or fat-free dressing. However, besides adding to the taste, dressings also add to the calorific value of the serving- so keep it minimal. Check for calories before dropping the cash!

HIGH-FIBER FOODS

Natural appetite muzzlers.

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While most of us consume around 10-15 grams of fiber every day, the recommended amount is 40 grams in order to avoid in-the-middle hunger. Opt for fruits instead of juices, juicing fruits out results into loss of fiber which isn’t what you want. Oats, beans, wheat bran and whole-wheat flour preparations, fruits such as raspberries, pears, apples, bananas and snacks like almonds, hummus with wholegrain pita chips will do the trick for you!

COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES 

More complicated, the better.

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Stay away from processed and refined carbs A.k.a. the ‘white stuff’. Edibles such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, oats, legumes, peas and beans will save you of the cardio trouble! As opposed to refined carbs, complex variants would provide you with dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, slowing down the process of digestion and making you feel fuller, longer.

HEALTHY FATS

Yes, fats do help.

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Contrary to belief, fats facilitate slow digestion and help you in increasing the feeling of fullness. Choose unsaturated fats (they’re super-healthy) and bear now worries. To experience the feeling of satiety for long, consume avocados, oily fish, nuts, seeds oils such as olive, sesame, flax seed, safflower and canola to get just what you need off your fat-induced diet!

FORGET EATING, DRINKS POTS OF WATER TOO.

Don’t mistake thirst for hunger.

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Running to grab a snack just because you’re feeling it? You’re simply thirsty, not hungry. Besides, water helps flush the toxins out of your body, and accelerate healthy and glowing skin. Drink two glasses of water before every meal! You shall overeat less and also hydrate your body to boost energy levels.

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Indiatimes.com, Pinkvilla, Framepool, Cloudfront, New Health Advisor

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