Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., Associate Nutrition Editor, EatingWell Magazine
There are some days where my stomach feels like a bottomless pit. Usually I try to distract myself by going for a walk, drinking water or chatting with a friend. But sometimes my hunger rages All. Day. Long--no matter what tricks I try (please tell me you can relate). When I know I'm going to be munching more than usual, I try to do the least amount of damage to my diet by choosing foods that are low in calories and satisfy my cravings. That means I reach for foods that take up a lot of space in my tummy for not a lot of calories. I'm not suggesting you throw portion control to the wind--but here are some feel-full options that deliver satisfaction on fewer calories for days when you're feeling hungrier than usual.
Popcorn totally satisfies a craving for a salty, crunchy snack. Yum. Foods that are filled with air, like popcorn, trick us into thinking we're eating more, according to Barbara