Do you know what is the best food for filling you up so you don’t go eating like a pig all day? Me neither. I doubt there is any, at least in my case.
I don’t have a weight problem, thanks to good genes (or is that jeans?) and a high metabolism, but I do have a problem with portions. I eat it all! All of it! At any time. So quite naturally, I am always on the lookout for foods that the pros recommend for keeping us feeling full longer. As I call them ‘Filler-upper foods’.
Here is a list of the top ten and how they stack up.
Porridge – This apparently is supposed to be the top dog for filler-uppers. Have it first thing in the mornings and you should be good until lunch. Who are they kidding? Porridge fills me up for a good two hours and that’s it! By lunch time, I am starving. I should know, I have a bowl or two every morning.
Potatoes – Um, yeah? Do you mean potato chips? Maybe if I munch on chips all day long I’ll be full.
Soup – SOUP? Are you kidding me? Soup tells you that your food is on its way, so warm up the digestive system. Seriously folks? You want me to eat a bowl of soup and stay full? Just for the records, I don’t like soup much.
Pasta – Now we are talking! After a few bowls of pasta, I am usually good for a while. I said a while, don’t get carried away now.
Oranges – If you offer me an orange when I say I am hungry, I will throw it back at you. I eat an orange AFTER my meal, not before. It’s a snack or a dessert and not intended to fill anyone up.
Popcorn – Say what? I have popcorn during a movie and when the movie is over, I can hardly wait to eat real food. Maybe it’s from seeing all that food in the movies. I love popcorn!
Beans – This turns to gas in your tummy so it’s a case of ’fill er up’. Beans is part of my meal, as in a side dish. It doesn’t do the trick. My father-in-law would sing, ‘Beans beans, the national fruit. The more you eat it, the more you toot’.
Peanuts – Where is banana on this list?
Salad – Bush! If salad was a filler-upper food, do you think they would serve it before your entrée at restaurants? Think about it. A comedian once said, ’Salad ain’t food. Salad is what food eats.’
So my quest for the perfect filler-upper food continues…stay tuned folks!
- Fill ‘Er Up! (theafterburnsg.wordpress.com)