Loading up with a plate of this leafy green for an appetizer could help you avoid overdoing it come entrée time. A dose of spinach extract made people feel fuller and reduced their cravings in a new study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Spinach also contains membranes called thylakoids, which up the release of satiety hormones and have been shown to reduce cravings for sweet stuff. The result? You’ll be less tempted to chow down on dessert when you’re done.
When you’re out to eat, ordering a vegetable soup is a way healthier move than reaching into the bread basket. But it’s not just about the calories you’ll save; hot liquids can also help you feel more full, so you’ll actually eat less by the time your entrée comes. Since it’s summer (and hot soup is not what you want right now) we found three additional appetite-reducing foods that will help you feel full and reach your weight loss goals: