THE TOP 10 FOODS FOR FAT LOSS

Ever wonder why you can eat some foods and feel like you can't move? whilst others you can just keep picking away at endlessly?

When losing that bit of stubborn fat is your goal it's easy to eat less and try to postpone your eating.

Eating provides satiety which is that feeling of being full and passing out on the sofa after meals.

Here's the good part

Did you know that some foods are better at filling you up than others?  For example 250g of chicken will help you feel more full than 250g of pick n mix.  Shock horror.

Certain foods do a better job at filling up your stomach and remaining there than others.  Wouldn't it be great to know which foods are better at doing this? well here you go :)

THE FULLNESS FACTOR

The Fullness Factor is a scaling system used to measure the fullness rating of foods.  It works from 0 to 5.  The higher the number the more likely it will be to curb your hunger.

  1. BEAN SPROUTS: 4.6
  2. WATERMELON: 4.5
  3. GRAPEFRUIT: 4.0
  4. CARROTS: 3.8
  5. ORANGES: 3.5
  6. FISH, BROILED: 3.4
  7. ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST: 3.3
  8. APPLES: 3.3
  9. SIRLOIN STEAK: 3.2
  10. OATMEAL: 3.0

Have a look at the image below to see how you should be balancing your plate out.

Just to show you how the bottom half of the scale would work here's a list of the foods that you're more likely to binge on.

  1. PIZZA: 2.1
  2. PEANUTS: 2.0
  3. ICE CREAM: 1.8
  4. WHITE BREAD: 1.8
  5. RAISINS: 1.6
  6. SNICKERS BAR: 1.5
  7. HONEY: 1.4
  8. SUGAR: 1.3
  9. POTATO CHIPS: 1.2
  10. BUTTER: 0.5

As you can see foods that contain lots of sugar and starch score lowest whereas foods such as meats and vegetables do a much better job at satisfying your hunger.

  By choosing foods with a higher FULLNESS FACTOR you will take in fewer calories and help keep hunger at bay.

The foods listed will keep you fuller for longer however it's important to note that there are no "special foods" when it comes to fat loss.  You must create a deficit, be that in your diet or through exercise!  

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References: http://nutritiondata.self.com/topics/fullness-factor

Mathew Lewis-CarterComment