Have you figured out how to feel full on Weight Watchers? Feeling hungry all the time is a surefire way to struggle when it comes to weight loss. It can lead to feelings of deprivation and makes the whole process of getting healthy HARD. These tips are some of my favorite Weight Watchers ideas and motivation for the journey.
HOW TO FEEL FULL ON WEIGHT WATCHERS
There are actually some easy steps you can take to keep your tummy full and happy while on the WW plan. It will take some effort and you may need to plan ahead, but it is possible to fight the constant hunger.
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!
Sometimes when we feel hungry we are actually thirsty. When we feel hunger pains in between meals try drinking a glass of water and wait 15 minutes before eating. After 15 minutes ask yourself if you are really still hungry.
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.
If you don't care for plain water try adding zero-calorie flavor packets to a bottle of water. I really like the True Lime packets because they are all-natural. My favorite is the Cherry Limemade flavor.
You can also do fruit infused water for a change.
Another way to make sure you are getting enough water is to use a motivational water bottle to help you drink plenty during the day.
PICK THE RIGHT SNACKS TO STAY FULL
Snacking can make or break us on this journey to better health. If we grab highly processed snack foods the chances are great that we will be hungry again in an hour.
It is best to avoid processed snacks and opt for some lean protein and a healthy carb combination instead. If you can throw some fiber into the mix it will be even better. This food combination will keep you full much longer.
Check out my 1 point snack ideas for the myWW Blue plan and 2 point snack ideas for the myWW purple plan for some printable sheets of snack ideas.
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 though 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.
It may help you to schedule snack times and put it on your calendar so you get a phone alert that it is time to have a quick snack.
EAT FOODS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL FULL
Did you know that some foods just make you feel full for longer? These foods are generally higher 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.
RECIPES TO HELP YOU FEEL FULL ON WEIGHT WATCHERS
Having an aresonal of recipes handy that you know will fill you up is really important. All of my Weight Watchers recipes have the current myWW points for all 3 plans.
Here are some recipes that are full of protein, fiber, and healthy carbs:
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I really enjoy your article, can you offer some suggestion as rewards to reaching certain goals. I struggle with that, and it would be nice to know what works for others. Thank you Marilyn
Hi Marilyn, rewarding yourself is something that is very different based on what people enjoy. Some things that work for me—getting a pedicure, taking an afternoon to go to antique malls, going to the scrapbooking store, taking a long bath and reading…I think just finding some non-food related rewards works really well!
Marilyn Messner says
Thank you for the suggestions, yes it’s difficult to find non food related rewards, guess one needs to look at the big picture, the final reward, goal.
This was interesting. I’m on the plan two weeks now and still find myself so hungry! I’m hoping I can barrel through this and my stomach will soon figure out its not getting pizza everyday!
I have days when I am just starving…it does make it hard! These tips help, but some days are just hard!
Peggy Martin says
I have signed up three times and have not received the foods lists. Please send.
Hi Peggy, I double checked and you haven’t confirmed your email subscription. You should have received an email that requires you to click a box to confirm that you want to be on the email list…then the food lists will be emailed to you. It could be in your spam! Thanks!
Thank you for these tips. I am brand new to WW, and have failed at other diets. WW seems like a good plan because there is a lot of flexibility. I need to be food disciplined, not my strong suit… I would feel much better about my appearance if I lost 50 lbs. Thank you for any support.
Do you have any low point snacks for the old plan, meaning the plan around 2009-2010? All these recipes and everything are great, but I can’t afford WW now so I want to do my old plan but incorporate some of the recipes. I just can’t remember the low point snacks and such for the old plan.
I am sorry I don’t have that information.