Do you usually still feel hungry after eating your last meal of the day? That may be because you’re not eating the right foods that keep you full! Yes, there are particular dinner foods that keep you full for the rest of the evening—all it takes is making sure those foods are on your plate.
In order to determine what those are, we spoke with registered dietitians and other nutrition experts regarding the best dinner foods that keep you full. The key thing to remember? Eat a good amount of whole foods, and make sure to add the most important three elements to your meal: protein, fiber, and healthy fat.
“I think it’s important to note that if you’re getting to dinner feeling ravenous and relying on your dinner to ‘extra-fill’ you, then you may want to consider eating more during the day,” Lexy Penney, MS, RD, LDN, RYT, and owner of Lexy Penney Nutrition and Wellness. “If you’re going long periods of time without eating, you may feel a lot of pressure to have a super filling dinner which makes complete sense! If we under-eat during the day, we may overeat at night.”
“Dinner should consist of whole foods,” says Talia Segal Fidler, MS, HHC, AADP from The Lodge at Woodloch. “Whole foods are unprocessed real foods in their natural state. Whole foods were designed by nature to keep you at a healthy weight and nourish you with all the vitamins and minerals you need. You will feel satisfied and well-nourished and will not tend to over consume these types of foods. A good combination of protein, healthy fats, and a small amount of carbohydrates are the perfect way to design a balanced meal.”
Here’s a full list of the dinner foods that keep you full, according to dietitians. And for more healthy tips, be sure to check out our list of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.
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