Watch: 3 Secrets to Help You Stay Satisfied

Stay fuller longer with these easy diet tips to help you lose weight.

Just because you're trying to lose weight, doesn't mean you need to feel hungry all the time. These easy tricks will keep you feeling satisfied without weighing you down.

Tip 1. Don't Be Afraid of Eggs

Eggs boost a salad's staying power, and maybe your weight loss, too: in one study, dieters who ate eggs for breakfast felt full for longer and lost more than twice as much weight as those who got the same amount of calories from a bagel for breakfast.

Two Dozen Easy Egg Recipes to Try »

Pictured Recipe: Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton

30-Minute Satisfying Soup Recipes »

Tip 2. Fill Up On Soup

Research shows soup is highly satisfying. In one study, published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, people consumed the fewest calories on days when they ate soup.

Tip 3. Turn Up The Heat

In one study, consuming a little hot pepper (in tomato juice or in capsules) 30 minutes before a meal helped study participants feel less hungry and eat about 10 percent less.

Recipes for Spicy Foods That Boost Your Metabolism »

Tip 4. Start Dinner With A Salad

Eating a first-course salad can reduce overall calorie intake at a meal by up to 12 percent, according to research out of Penn State.

How to Make a Healthy Side Salad »

Tip 5. Use More Mushrooms

Research reports that when people ate mushroom-based entrees, they felt just as satisfied as when they'd eaten those same dishes made with beef-though they'd taken in a fraction of the calories and fat.

Flavor-Packed Mushrooms Recipes to Try »

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