I think my biggest issue on any kind of eating plan is needing to feel full. I’m willing to admit that being able to eat a larger portion of food is important to me, unfortunately! I feel deprived if I am only able to eat a tiny portion. In order for me to be successful I have to figure out how to feel full on Weight Watchers. It is possible to feel satisfied if you follow these tips!
How to Feel Full on Weight Watchers
We have heard it a million times….drink more water. I don’t always do a great job–even though I like water! The days that I drink a LOT of water I end up eating less. Water does make you feel full and does take up room in your stomach!
My favorite way to use water to feel full on Weight Watchers is by drinking a glass of water BEFORE I eat my meals and snacks. Once I finish that glass of water I just don’t have room to eat as much.
Pick the Right Snacks
Most days I need a snack or two during the day or evening. The wrong snacks and totally derail my efforts and implode my points for the day. If I chose the right snack it will help me feel full on Weight Watchers and will give me the energy and nutrients I need. I will grab my list of 1 Point Snack Ideas or look at my list of 2 Point Snack Ideas to see what sounds good.
I try to pick something that has some lean protein and a little healthy carb with fiber to keep me fueled and full for a few hours.
Don’t Wait too Long to Eat
It is unusual for me to wait too long to eat…because I do love to eat! I do have days that are hectic and crazy and eating gets pushed to the back burner. When this happens then I suddenly realize I am ravenous and I overeat in a big way.
It is so much better to eat small meals and snacks during the day so that I feel full and don’t get too hungry.
Eat Foods that Make You Feel Full
Did you know that some foods just make you feel full for longer? These foods are generally high in fiber. Fiber is awesome for giving you a feeling of fullness that really lasts. Some of these foods are: beans, avocado, oatmeal, broccoli, raspberries, kale, apples, chia seeds, pears, carrots and almonds.
Many of the foods I just listed are zero SmartPoints on the current Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale program. These are the perfect picks for keeping your satisfied.
Research has shown time and again that it takes time for our brain to realize our stomach is full of food. If we slow down our eating it will give our brain a chance to catch up and give us that full signal.
If you eat at the table it will be a more undistracted experience. You can focus on eating a bite and chewing slowly. Take a drink after each bite. Talk to your family during the meal to help you slow down. Cut the food up into smaller bites to make it last longer.
What Helps You Stay Full on Weight Watchers?
What are your favorite tips for how to stay full on Weight Watchers? I have done WW enough times to know what NOT to do in order to be successful, LOL. I am always eager to find out what works for other people. Be sure to check out my Weight Watchers page for more motivation, recipes and encouragement!