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Top 10 Most Filling Foods

These 10 foods will leave you satisfied for hours, especially when part of a balanced meal. These foods are a great caloric bargain. Fill your shopping cart with them and watch the pounds effortlessly melt away.

1. Red Potatoes

You might be surprised to see this one on the list--but red potatoes are more like a vegetable than a starch. They are only about 300 calories per lb, and who would eat a lb. of potatoes at a time? Just watch the toppings, and you're good to go. 

2. Eggs and Egg Whites

Eggs might stick with you the longest, but the whites alone are surprisingly filling and only have 17.5 calories apiece. For some reason, hard boiled eggs seem to be more filling than scrambled. Odd, but true.

3. Tuna

1 can of tuna has less than 200 calories--much less than a chicken breast. But who could eat more than 1 can  at a time? Let us know if you can! We'll sign you up for a competitive eating contest. Again, watch the mixin's. Light may, mustard or hot sauce are better than regular mayo. Hot sauce has additional filling properties due to the spice.

4. Beans

The fiber, protein and slow burning carbs are a recipe for satiety. Bam.

5. Grapefruit

They are pretty large, but still low calorie. The tangy factor seems to keep you full longer. 

6. Watermelon

Huge water content and tons of flavor makes watermelon a filling fun food for any time.

7. Oatmeal

Make it with extra water and it will be even more filling. Add peanut butter and egg white for an unbeatable staying power.

8. Beef or Turkey Jerky

This gas station staple will keep you full during the hungriest of times. Check a natural foods store for lower sodium no preservative varieties.

9. Celery and salsa

Again, the high water content and spicy salsa will keep you full and happy.

10. Chili

Meat and beans both stick to the ribs for surprisingly fewer calories than you'd think. Avoid varieties with added pasta; you don't need it. The tomato adds tons of flavor with even more stick-to-your ribs properties.

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