Hi maintainers! I was just wondering how often a maintainer should eat foods that are filling versus foods that are not so filling. I find that about 2/3 of the foods I eat are "filling" (i.e. high in fiber, protein, keep you full for long) and the rest of the time I eat foods that are not so filling (high in carbs, sugar, not going to last you too long). So I was wondering what the ratio of filling foods to non filling foods a maintainer should eat and whether I am eating too many non-filling foods. I hope this question makes sense? :)
strawberry_flowers_97: (1) As long as you are eating enough AND healthy, it shouldn't matter. If you are not going to bed hungry and if you are not feeling bloated, etc. -- then I would suggest what you have chosen for yourself as far as eating makes good sense.
(2) As long as you are getting a good, healthy balance of proteins, carbs, and fats AND as long as you are eating a lot of fruits, veggies, legumes, whole grains, lean meat/fish, etc -- whatever works for you is the way to go.
The primary reason I try to eat more filling foods is because I want to feel full. For example, eating three large bowls of veggie-bean soup makes me feel full. For the same calories, a few handfuls of mixed nuts does NOT make me feel full. But both the veggies and the nuts are part of my generally healthy diet.