Foods to Make You Feel Full

I often read to eat an apple or some nuts for a healthy snack that makes you feel full for a long time. The problem is, neither one of those foods have that effect on me for more than maybe 30 minutes. Am I expecting too much or am I not normal in this regard?

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Thanks for the tips. As far

Thanks for the tips. As far as portion size with nuts, it's usually 6-8 almonds. I can't eat more than that at once, so it's like it does fill me up, but for a very short period of time.

6-8 almonds is a very small

6-8 almonds is a very small portion so I can see why that isn't giving you lasting fullness. If you can combine that with the previous mentioned foods or try and squeeze in a couple more that should help. I'd also say that if you only have your 6-8 almonds and wish to have more within 30 minutes, have a few more, they're a great source of healthy fats and protein.

An apple won't offer too much

An apple won't offer too much in this regard but nuts, with their healthy fats and proteins, should offer some form of fullness. What sort of portion size are you consuming? Another favourite of mine for a healthy snack is cottage cheese as it is low carb, low fat and high in the slow digesting protein called cassein which should help with the prolonged feeling of fullness you require.

There will always be a period of adaptation required for any change in lifestyle. If you have been used to eating larger amounts of food at certain times of day, your body comes to expect this. Perseverance is the key here as your body will adapt to new routines given time.

I should clarify that I'm not discouraging the eating of fruit as a snack as any fruit is a great choice, but it would be worth combining with something like nuts or cottage cheese to have the desired fullness feeling.