– Some foods are high in protein, some in fat, and others in carbohydrates. – Some foods also contain a lot of other micronutrients which are vitamins and minerals. This is what we call nutrient-dense food, and the ones you need to eat more of.
In general, the more nutrient-dense a food is, - the more work your body has to do to digest it – the more full you will feel – the more likely you will “crowd-out” nutrient-deprived, high-calorie foods out of your diet So which foods do you focus on?
Do not be misled by all of the low-fat labels you see everywhere. Healthy fats are another great way to decrease ghrelin, the hormone responsible for hunger. You need to eat fat on a regular basis, they simply need to be the right kinds.
– Fiber is the king when it comes to controlling your appetite and helping you feel full. That’s because fiber is very difficult for your body to digest quickly. – As a result, your digestion slows down, you feel full longer, and your bowel movements become more regular.