Weight losers: Foods that minimize calories after drinking?
July 6, 2011 1:13 AM Subscribe
What foods do you eat to keep yourself feeling full or satiated before or after a high-calorie, low nutrition activity such as drinking?
posted by kensington314 to food & drink (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I am 6' tall, and I weigh about 195, having topped out around 225 in fall 2008. I'd like to lose 15 more. (I learned *the difficult way* that I deal with stress - relationship stress, work stress, school stress - through a combination of food and drink. I lost this weight primarily by living for two months in Central America, where a heavy meal consists of squash and beans with cheese.)
Sometimes (two or three times a month), I have a night where drink something like 700 calories of beer. On these days, I think of 2,000 calories as a reasonable diet, while on most other days I shoot for 1,800.
On either end of these 700 calories, I'd like to eat a filling meal that keeps me in my 2,000 calorie world (200 cal breakfast + 700 cal lunch and snack + 700 cal beer = 400 calories of the most filling "dinner" thing you can think of.)
Within those constraints, what should I eat?
Disclaimers: I realize that calories are only one measure of health. I realize that beer calories are about the least useful calories. I get something more out of these 700 beer calories, which is to say, they are the entrance fee either to a colloquial real world use of my spanish skills, or the entrance fee to an evening out with friends.
I realize that eating 400 calories of food versus 700 calories of beer is a weird set of priorities, even if it is twice a week or less. Maybe I should go 700:400 instead. If this sounds binge-y or gross, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
But my primary interest is the simple question of what food gives you the lowest amount of calories that make you feel un-hungry.