Tips For Feeling Full
Most likely, you have experienced a ravenous appetite that fills your thoughts with sweet treats or has forced you to become a regular at the fast food drive thru. To stave off that desire to snack, be sure you’re getting enough protein at each meal. Because protein promotes satiety, eating a protein-rich meal or snack makes you feel full longer, and satisfies cravings faster. Here are a few tips from the beef checkoff for you to try – your appetite will thank you.
1. Rise and shine
Jump-start your day by eating breakfast. Remember to include a protein source such as eggs, milk, yogurt or cottage cheese to hold you over until your next meal or snack.
2. Plan ahead
Pack portable snacks such as trail mix, an apple with peanut butter or yogurt to healthfully curb your hunger.
3. Lose the wimpy lettuce
Salads can leave much to be desired. Top your lettuce with creative fixin’s such as lean beef, slivered almonds and dried fruit to satisfy your appetite.
4. Variety is the spice of life
Pair lean protein with whole grains, fruits and vegetables for a well rounded meal sure to dazzle your taste buds and promote satiety. Stir chopped vegetables into your favorite lean ground beef and tomato sauce and serve over whole grain pasta for a nutrient-rich dinner.
5. Skip the urge to multitask
Eating meals while you read, watch TV or surf the Internet are surefire ways to miss your body’s cue that you are no longer hungry. Take time to make the most of your meals and enjoy what’s on your plate.
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