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Low Calorie Filling Foods - 7 Foods To Help You Lose Post Pregnancy Weight
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Low Calorie Filling Foods  -  7 Foods to Help You Lose Post Pregnancy Weight

Many new moms may have gotten used to eating for two while they were pregnant. Many new breastfeeding moms may find that they are hungry all the time. Many of these moms may want to lose post pregnancy weight but struggle with it because they are hungry all the time, and they just want to eat, eat, eat. Solution? Four words - low calorie filling foods. We will look at some foods here that are higher in fiber and protein (which will help fill you up, and keep you feeling full for longer amounts of time), and low in calories and the fat. Here we go!

1. Black Beans (Cooked). These little black morsels are not only heart healthy and great for the digestive tract, but they will also fill you right up! For 1 cup of black beans (cooked), there are 227 calories, 1 gram of fat and a whopping 15 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein. Need a few examples of how to use them? You can add them to chili, soups, salsa or on a baked potato.

2. Spinach (Cooked). This "green" makes the low calorie foods list because it is extremely low in calories. One cup of cooked spinach contains only 41 calories and also has 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein. Spinach also comes loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamins E, K and A, magnesium, calcium and potassium, just to name a few.

3. Raspberries. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, raspberries are beneficial to lose post pregnancy weight because they are nice and low in calories, with only 64 calories in 1 cup. They will help to keep you feeling full because they are a great source of fiber at 8 grams per cup. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C.

4. Green Peas (Raw). With only 115 calories in 1 cup, green peas make the low calorie filling foods list. They are also a great source of fiber and protein containing 7 grams of each per 1 cup. Green peas are also full of nutrients such as vitamin C, K and A as well as folate, etc.

5. Eggs (Yolks and All!). Eggs work well for breakfast and for snacks. One large egg contains only 77 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein, so these will definitely help you to lose post pregnancy weight. A bonus is that they also contain choline (found in the yolks) which has been known to help keep the brain and eyes healthy.

6. Sweet Potatoes (Skin On, Cooked). Containing only 180 calories in 1 cup, and having 7 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein, sweet potatoes definitely make the low calorie filling foods list. They also come rich in vitamins C and A.

7. Yogurt (Plain, Low Fat). Per 4 ounces, plain, low fat yogurt has a low 71 calories and 2 grams of fat. It also contains 6 grams of protein and is a great source of calcium. In addition to helping you lose post pregnancy weight, you can get even more health benefits by choosing a good quality yogurt that contains live bacterial cultures.

There are many other low calorie filling foods out there that you can add as staples to your household. Mix and match and eat a variety of healthy foods, and you will find that you may lose post pregnancy weight in no time at all!

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