8 Foods that Leave you Hungry
Perfect with your morning latte, but they score really low on the satiety index, a measure of how well a food satisfies your hunger. There’s not much in them that’s good for you, and they’re loaded with fat and white flour.
Ever wonder about the difference between having a muffin or a piece of cake for breakfast? In terms of nutrition, there isn’t much. They’re both full of refined white flour, sugar, and fat — a perfect way to pack in the calories without satisfying your hunger. Calling it a muffin doesn’t make it a better morning choice. (If you’re really looking for something “on the go”, try our bake-at-home bars.)
It’s a shame really: Bake or boil your potatoes and they’ll satisfy your hunger better than most foods on the planet. But fry them up in oil and cover them in salt, and they lose most of their power.
4. Cereals With Artificial Sweeteners
They lurk in some cereals — especially the ones labeled “reduced sugar.” Artificially sweetened foods can affect your blood sugar and actually make you hungrier. This may be because when you get the sweet taste without the calories, your body is still looking for those calories. (Try our muesli or overnight oats instead!)
5. Fruit Juice
It doesn’t have any of the fibre of the fruit it came from, which is a big reason apples and grapes make you feel full and slow the flow of sugar into your bloodstream. Without fibre, your blood sugar can quickly spike and then crash, and make you hungry.
6. White Bread
It doesn’t have the fibre or nutrients of whole grains that can make you feel full. There’s an easy solution here: Eat whole-grain bread instead. Or check out our bread mixes.
7. White Rice
It can spike — and then crash — your blood sugar, which makes you hungry again. Choose brown rice instead. Or Quinoa, which you’ll find here.
t’s a sugar bomb that piles on the calories without any nutrition. The white flour breaks down quickly into sugar, and the glaze adds more to spike and crash your blood sugar. Combine that with almost zero nutritional value, and you’ll be hungry again in no time.