Dieters would do well to eat jacket potatoes

Fill up on a jacket potato

As a dieter, I’m always on the lookout for foods to include in my diet that will fill me up and keep hunger pangs at bay. So I was interested to read some new research by Slimming World that claims to have identified the top 10 most satiating, or satisfying, foods.

Research by Slimming World involved sifting through details of a massive 40,000 different foods to identify those that are the best for dieters are eat, due to their appetite satisfying ability. One of the common reasons why people abandon diets, or give in and eat the wrong foods, is that they’re hungry. If what you do eat fills you up well, then it’s common sense that you’re less likely to go on and eating binge or snack on unhealthy foods.

The top 10 list that they came up with has some interesting items on it. I’d personally expected to see some wholewheat pasta or wholemeal bread on the list, due to their high fibre content, but although they certainly are filling, they’ve not made it into the top 10.

Some of the items are a bit of a surprise – mushy peas for tea, anyone? – but there are some of my diet favourites listed. I’m a big fan of eating natural low fat yogurt, jacket potatoes and eggs in their many forms, so it’s good to see I’m doing it right with these. I didn’t know that wild boiled rice has more fibre in it than plain old white rice though, so plan to try some of this soon.

If you’re keen to get eating these filling foods, then according to Slimming World, these are the top 10 most satiating foods:

1. Lean meat
2. Mushy peas
3. Potatoes with skins
4. Noodle soup made with ramen noodles, and tofu or Quorn
5. Tuna chunks in spring water or fresh tuna
6. Mexican style three bean salad
7. Boiled wild rice
8. Eggs – boiled, poached, scrambled or dry fried
9. Natural low fat yogurt and skimmed milk soft cheeses
10. Fresh fruit and vegetables

If you’re keen to try and include other foods in your diet that help satisfy you and keep you feeling fuller for longer, then Dr James Stubbs, a Slimming World nutrition expert, recommends looking for foods which are:

* High in fibre
* High in protein and complex carbohydrates
* High in volume and low in energy density
* High in moisture content

Written by Delilah | Date: July 14, 2010 10:35 am | Category: baked potatoe, fruits and vegetables, slimming world

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  1. by Dave HalbritterNo Gravatar July 14th, 2010 10:42 pm

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  2. by DelilahNo Gravatar October 10th, 2010 8:11 pm

    Thanks, Dave, glad you found this useful!

  3. by PatriciaNo Gravatar May 29th, 2011 3:58 pm

    I’ve found that most diet advice simply does not work for me and instead has the opposite effect. For example, most diet advice says to not skip breakfast since having a healthy breakfast helps control hunger. Not me! If I have anything for breakfast other than one cup of coffee then my hunger is out of control immediately. Just one cup of coffee for breakfast and I am not hungry until a late lunch. Late lunch is my big meal of the day so then I can enjoy a potato and salad with low cal dressing and/or some beans or a grilled chicken breast. Dinner can be something like grilled salmon with a mess of sauteed onions, mushrooms, zucchini, etc.

    Another thing I’ve noticed with a lot of diet advice is that most say to stay away from potatoes! Some even go so far as to say stay away from rice. So the foods that are left on the “good” list are foods that never leave me feeling full which leads to overeating anyway! I’m happy to have stumbled across your list. I’ve found for me that common sense approaches lead to better personalized diet strategies instead of following some of the more restrictive (and ridiculous) approaches.

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