Eat This!

Eat This Food to Feel 31% Fuller

You were doing so well today! You dragged yourself out of bed early to squeeze in a walk and then whipped up a veggie-filled omelet. You chose the salad over the drool-worthy burger at lunch. You ordered coffee, black, no sugar—good move.

Eat This Food to Feel 31% Fuller
Eat This!

Eat This Food to Feel 31% Fuller

You were doing so well today! You dragged yourself out of bed early to squeeze in a walk and then whipped up a veggie-filled omelet. You chose the salad over the drool-worthy burger at lunch. You ordered coffee, black, no sugar—good move.

Yet now it’s 2:30pm and your stomach is already making more noise than the office fire alarm. What to do?

First, reach for one of our suggested best snack foods and avoid the vending machine. Next, make a mental note: Tomorrow, add beans to your salad and you won’t find yourself in this same predicament, promise.

According to a review published in the journal Obesity, legumes—including beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas—could keep you from the snack drawer until dinner. Researchers found that subjects who consumed ¾ to 1 cup of legumes daily felt as much as 31 percent fuller than those who abstained!

A word of warning: Use that full feeling to keep your hands out of the chip bag! Though subjects felt fuller when they ate legumes, they didn’t always eat less throughout the day. It’s still up to you to tune out the siren song of cravings—a completely different beast than hunger—but when it comes to willpower boosters, beans are a great bet. And to blast fat even faster, don't miss these 55 Best-Ever Ways to Boost Your Metabolism.