Former associate of the Targetti Crime Syndicate
- Jan 23, 2017
Drinking fluids (tea, water) will make you feel fuller especially with meals. Berries are very nutritious and can be a nice addition to a balanced meal, a cup of strawberries is about 50 calories and 3 g of fiber. Some vegetables are starchy and should be limited but not forbidden, but the green leafy vegetables in particular are very filling for a small amount of calories. A serving of cooked spinach (1/2 cup) is pretty filling, or you can eat a whole cup raw for only 7 calories.The best thing about vegetables is they fill you up with fiber so you don't feel as hungry and help you feel satiated, and seasoning them well also goes a long way in feeling like you ate something. You could also try eating throughout the day if you want to keep your sugar stable rather than eating the traditional 3 squares.Low is not the same as none. Tea does nothing to fill you up beyond water content, and therefore does nothing for long term energy needs. Berries are just a lower calorie version of candy - they're pretty much fructose with very little fiber, fructose is just like table sugar to the body, not so great to snack on if you are trying to avoid swings. A lot of common vegetables are starchy, means high calorie, so vegetable choices are limited (no peas).
And it all adds up. Eating spinach (30 per serving) throughout the day every couple of hours is going to equal 250 calories, which leaves about 350 calories allowed for each meal. That's pretty tiny.