When you're on a diet it's envitable that at some point hunger pangs are going to strike. But did you know that certain foods provide better satiety than others? In simple terms, this means that they make you feel fuller for longer! What are these magical hunger fighting foods we hear you ask?
1- Include protein at every meal! We have put this one at the top of the list as it's the most important! Protein has been proven to keep you feeling fuller for longer, so including a portion of protein at every meal will leave you less hungry and less likely to reach for unhealthy snacks between meals.
2- Drink lots of water! It's true that we can confuse hunger with thirst, so make sure you're getting your 8 glasses a day AT LEAST. This doesn't need to be just plain old H20, tea, coffee and low calorie soft drinks all count towards your daily goal.
3- Choose high volume foods! What does this mean? Well what if we said a large chicken salad filled with tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and peppers with a light dressing has the same calories as a chocolate bar. Which would fill you up more? Of-course the large salad (even if the chocolate bar was tempting)!
4- Choose high fibre foods! Things like lentils, beans and wholegrains are rich in fibre. Fibre contains less calories than regular carbohydrates and requires more chewing. It is also slow to pass through the digestive system keeping you feeling fuller for a longer period of time.
5- Don't cut out fat! When you're on a diet it might seem like a good idea to cut out fat due to its high calorie content, but fat has a high satiety level so should look to include healthy fats in your daily diet. Try a portion of oily fish, an olive oil based salad dressing or small portion of nuts every day.
UFIT drinks are the perfect snack when you're looking to stay fuller for longer as they are packed with 22g of protein AND have added fibre, they will also help you to reach that 8 glasses of liquid a day goal too!