Healthy Foods That Fill You Up

Fiber, especially in vegetables, helps you feel full. Also, add some protein and a little fat.

By Martha McKittrick
WebMD Feature

Question:

Can someone tell me some general foods that are really filling so I don't overload on my desserts at the end of the night? I just want to have a filling dinner beforehand so I don't freak out on the sweets! Please just give me some filling foods!

Answer:

Veggies and beans -- they are loaded with fiber, and fiber can help you feel full. It is also a good idea to add some fat to meals -- maybe a little olive oil, peanut butter, cheese (or soy cheese), or nuts. Protein can help you to feel full as well -- tofu, beans, and cheese.

Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and certified fitness instructor who specializes in weight control, cardiovascular health, diabetes, sports, and general nutrition.

The opinions expressed herein are the guest's alone and have not been reviewed by a WebMD physician. If you have a question about your health, you should consult your personal physician. This event is meant for informational purposes only.

Published June 2, 2003.

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