An experiment showed people trying apple juice, applesauce and apple segments at their beginning of their meal. Those who had the apple segments, ate 91 less calories than those who ate the applesauce. The more impressive result was that in comparison to the apple juice group – they ate 150 fewer calories.
So, if you love apples, but you don’t love gaining weight, make sure that you eat the apple as it comes. If you’re not a fan, then try a citrus fruits, as they are also high in water and pectin.
Oatmeal is perfect for filling you up, as it consists of lots of fiber – it also absorbs a high volume of water while being cooked. Even though it doesn’t have any taste itself, you can flavour it with non-fattening toppings such as nuts, fruits and brown sugar.