It's amazing how certain fruits and vegetables contain so much fluid in their composition!
These foods have low energy density, i.e. they increase the volume of your diet without adding calories!! And this increasing of the volume makes you feel full ! Isn't that amazing? Feeling full without adding too much calories!! That's a dream coming true to all of us who like to stay full but don't want to gain weight!
A nice way to make the most of the vegetables that have lots of water in their composition like cucumber, lettuce, tomato, celery, carrots, watercress, cauliflower, zucchini, is to add them to recipes originally more fattening: you can make a Zucchini quiche, for example, alone it will not increase a lot your calorie intake, rather than a quiche stuffed with bacon, you know ;)
Fruits like pineapple, pear, apple, melon, watermelon, banana, mango are also rich in water, include them in your diet but in small quantities because they also contain their natural sugar, and in large quantities will make you gain weight. Eat 2 or 3 per day, it's enough.
Eat lots vegetables and drink lots of water and herbal teas, between meals to keep yourself full, so you ll not overeat, snack, and won't gain weight!
Hope this tip will help you stop feeling constantly hungry !!!
Samia Khoury Dietitian