Where can I find a list of low carbohydrate foods that keep you full?


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WebMD provides a list of 10 snacks that are low in carbohydrates and high in food value. Low-carb foods that satisfy the appetite and don't create a craving within a short time usually contain protein or fat. These snack foods are filling yet nutritious, unlike typical comfort foods, such as chips and cookies. Food that is high in fiber is also a good choice for those on a low-carb diet.

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Where can I find a list of low carbohydrate foods that keep you full?
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The foods on the list include turkey and cheese roll-ups, salad topped with hard-boiled egg or avocado, artichokes, avocado and shrimp cocktail, caesar salad with grilled chicken, peanut butter and celery sticks, nuts, edamame, carrot sticks and hummus, and soy lattes. Typically, a low-carb diet is centered around protein and includes meat, fish, eggs and non-starchy vegetables. Some low-carb diets allow certain fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These diets tend to exclude most grains, pasta, beans, breads, pastry and sweets, and they allow only 50 to 150 grams of carbohydrates per day. This diet works as a weight-loss plan for most people, because it restricts their food choices and because the extra protein and fat satisfy the appetite longer than carbohydrates, according to the Mayo Clinic. Studies show that it's common to regain the lost weight, but this applies to any diet that is followed as a temporary means of losing weight instead of a lifestyle pattern.

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