Help Kids Lose Weight

Foods That Fill You Up

Shift the balance to carbs with a low- or medium-glycemic load, and cut back on ones that are high. Some examples:

  • LOW Broccoli, carrots, avocado, apples, berries, beans, steel-cut oatmeal, hummus, nuts, unsweetened peanut butter, plain yogurt (add honey and fruit), milk, cheese
  • MEDIUM Pineapple, sweet potatoes, banana, dried fruit, applesauce, sweetened peanut butter, pasta, high-fiber cereal, stone-ground bread, brown rice, ice cream
  • HIGH Corn, potatoes, white rice, french fries, chips, huice, jam, sweetened yogurt, most bread, pancakes, waffles, pizza, popcorn, pretzels, taco shells, quick-cooking oatmeal, most cereal, frozen yogurt

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