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What to Do When You're Still Hungry

Still hungry? You’re not alone. Research shows that, over the course of a day or two, a person will eat roughly the same amount of food, regardless of calories. So if you eat your usual amount of food, but with lower-calorie/larger size choices, you will eat fewer calories. Plus, you’ll still feel just as full, and be more likely to stick to your weight loss goals.

Here’s what to do:

● Non-starchy vegetables provide one of the best ways to give your menu more personalization. Steam, grill or microwave your veggies to add bulk and nutrients without sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

● Thread high-fiber fruit and vegetable cubes on skewers and roast or grill for a filling side dish or in-between-meal snack. These gifts from nature are water-rich, high in fiber, contain potassium, and are low in calories. Potassium is a mineral that plays a role in healthy blood pressure levels.

● Choose whole fruits with peels, more often than dried fruits or fruit juices to maximize fiber and fullness.

● Sip on a broth-based soup or a Jenny Craig Soup Addition. Next time, start your meal with a cup of soup.

● Select lean protein sources (such as chicken, lean beef, egg whites and beans) to help you feel fuller.

● Think you’re hungry? You could just be thirsty. Quench your thirst with a tall glass of club soda with a twist of lemon or orange. All for zero calories!

Keep hunger at bay by eating 3 meals and 2-3 snacks throughout the day. Start the day with breakfast, eat every 3-4 hours, and keep your evening snack light.