Low Calorie "filler foods"?

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Fedaykin

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Posted: 13 Oct 2012, 02:06
Anything with high fibre, high protein. Fibre = 0 usable calories/gram, protein = 4 cal/gram (lowest)

Both will help get you enough to not leave you hungry but keep calories down.

My preferred low calories snacks/meals:

Fat Free Cottage Cheese: 2 cups = ~300 calories (depending on brand), 55-60g protein. Add some fruit and/or veggies and it's a nice quick meal.

Beef Jerky/Turkey Jerky/Grilled Chicken: High protein, low calorie (per volume) and tasty. I grill up chicken breast and add to a salad (meal) and/or just dip in a low calorie sauce (snack) like mustard, salsa, etc.

Fiber One/All Bran+fat free milk: Fairly high calorie due to high carb content, but relatively small amounts (1 cup) fill you up pretty good due to the very high fiber content.

Veggies. Yes, veggies. Lots of fiber, very low calorie. A favorite snack of mine is baby carrots, tomatoes and broccoli dipped in salsa (I love spicy foods).

Avoid *anything* with fat of any kind (other than the requisite dietary requirements!) because fat has ~3x the calories per volume that protein does, and ~2x that of carbs.
eKatherine

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 16:14
Kimchi, grape tomatoes, and dill pickles.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 17:42
eggplant, squash (zucchini, spaghetti, butternut). You'd be surprised how much you can eat for very little calories. Shirataki noodles. Spinach salad w/ balsamic vinegar. Salad w/ salsa. Peppers... Veggies!!
Pilsburry

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Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 02:06
NCNOLE....."Pickles".. I used to eat them all the time, until I realised how much salt I was taking in (cause you can't eat just one!) I made the switch to cucumbers... crunchy, low cal, no salt, and filling. I hear ya though... mmmmmmm PICKLES
Start diet Aug 15/12 264 lbs.
Started FS Nov 3/12 at 213 lbs.
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Pilsburry

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Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 02:29
Sorry NCNOLE I meant that for the post from eKatherine.
Start diet Aug 15/12 264 lbs.
Started FS Nov 3/12 at 213 lbs.
Dec 16/12 190 lbs.
riocaz

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Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 07:55
Bulk out or replace calorie dense foods with lower calorie ones that perform similar functions on the plate.

I use butternut squash to roast instead of Potatoes. Bulk out mashed potatoes with swede/rutbaga, carrot etc etc.

I replace/bulk out rice with grated/blitzed cauliflower that's lightly cooked so it retains a little texture.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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eKatherine

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Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 08:48
Pilsburry wrote:
NCNOLE....."Pickles".. I used to eat them all the time, until I realised how much salt I was taking in (cause you can't eat just one!) I made the switch to cucumbers... crunchy, low cal, no salt, and filling. I hear ya though... mmmmmmm PICKLES


I don't crave them or consume mass quantities. One fresh pickle at a meal is the most I eat. I can see it might be an issue for someone who is salt-sensitive. But a small fresh dill pickle has hardly any calories, and may be just what is needed to balance out chicken breast or fish.
Linda LS

Joined: Dec 12
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Posted: 02 Dec 2012, 19:59
I like mexican so I organic full circle refried (but its no fat)black beans vegetarian which is beans, water and salt only, I add organic lemon juice to this, add garlic, minerals of sea salts, even some dried onion if you want...it just is very filling. The whole can is 360 calories. eat 2/3 of the can and it meets your limits. I found going high fiber just was so satisfying in a way I had not expected. just keep it below 30% of your total intake so you keep digesting vitamins, minerals etc. my other thing is organic old fashioned oats. I am not big on hot so I add cold water to it, then some liquid stevia, some cinnamon and sometimes nonalcohol vanilla for a sweet treat. You can always add in cubed apples or other fruit if you want that, too.
mjl11961

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Posted: 03 Feb 2013, 13:14
I use a bag of pre made salad mix. I just eat it out of the bag like potato chips, and the calorie count is almost nil.
eKatherine

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Posted: 03 Feb 2013, 20:36
I think both raw and cooked non-starchy vegetables should be a big part of any dieter's menu.



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