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Healthy Diet Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up  

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List Rules Foods that are under 100 calories per serving with a high fiber or water content

List of low-calorie foods that fill you up and satisfy your hunger. When looking for foods that curb hunger, reach for snacks that are high in fiber or water, like fruits and vegetables. This winning combination makes up most so-called high-volume foods, that add bulk to your meals and help fill your stomach. Not all low-cal foods are high density, but all the items on this list are the most filling foods that are low in calories.

To visualize this concept, think of a plate of spinach v. an equally large plate of french fries. In both cases, your eyes see a full plate of food. Both meals could take just as long to eat. However, since spinach is a high-volume food, it has significantly less calories per volume as the french fries. There are 14 calories in two cups compared to 500 calories in a large McDonald's fries.

How does it work? Foods containing water, air, or fiber have fewer calories than other foods and also cause the stomach to stretch and digest food slowly. In addition, the simple act of seeing a large amount of food -- like a plate of spinach -- can help you feel more satisfied while dieting. These healthy snacks are also called low-density foods.

Since you are more likely to feel full after eating protein, lean proteins--like fish, chicken breast, soybeans and eggs--can also be considered low-density foods. They give you the most bang for your buck, calorie-wise. This may seem obvious to some, but remember to restrict oil and butter when cooking protein or vegetables to mainstain their status as healthy low calorie foods.

Choosing foods low in caloric density helps you lose weight without dieting, or feeling like you are restricting your diet too much. This list of low-density foods contains many filling low calorie foods. They're healthy, they provide high energy, and virtually all of them are low fat. Dieting is hard, make it easy on yourself by choosing foods that you can eat as much of as you want. Use this list to vote on your favorites and add other low calorie foods that fill you up. 

You may also be interested in: The Best Easy Healthy SnacksThe Healthiest Superfoods, and The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids


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Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Apples is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up
Apples

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Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Water is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Fish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Cucumbers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Brown rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Spinach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Soup is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Plain Popcorn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up
Plain Popcorn

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Whole wheat bread is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Celery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Brussels sprout is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Whole Wheat Pasta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Pickles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Broth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Lentil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Chickpea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Runner bean is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Parsnip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Kale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Soybeans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up
Soybeans

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Tofu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Mung bean is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Kashi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Miso soup is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Fromage Frais is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up

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Canderel Sweetener is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up
Canderel Sweetener

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Muesli Sugar Free is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up
Muesli Sugar Free