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Fill up without consuming a lot of calories by snacking on watermelon.
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Watermelon contains 91 percent water and only trace amounts of fat, making it a particularly good diet food. Eating mainly foods like watermelon that fill you up without a lot of calories may help you lose weight without feeling deprived, so you are less likely to give up on your diet before you achieve your weight loss goals.
Getting enough nutrients on a low-calorie diet can be challenging, but choosing foods high in nutrients and low in calories can help with this. A wedge of watermelon, or about 1/16 of a whole watermelon, contains only 86 calories and provides 39 percent of the daily value for vitamin C and 33 percent of the DV for vitamin A, as well as small amounts of most of the other essential micronutrients. You need vitamin C for forming collagen and healing wounds, and vitamin A keeps your vision healthy and your immune system working well.
Watermelon is one of the fruits that are particularly low in energy density due to its high water content. Choosing foods low in energy density, meaning those that don't contain many calories per serving, helps you lose weight without feeling hungry all the time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can eat a greater volume of these foods without going over your daily calorie allotment.
Limiting Sweet Treats
Most sweet treats are high in calories since they contain large amounts of sugar, fat or both. If you are craving something sweet, eating a slice of watermelon may satisfy you due to its natural sugar content and keep you from eating something less healthy, making it easier for you to stick to your diet.
While munching on a wedge of watermelon is a summertime tradition, you can also use this fruit in other ways. Include watermelon in a fruit salad, use it in salsas to serve alongside fish or meat or puree it in the blender along with water and a little sorbet to make a thirst-quenching beverage the next time you entertain. For a more savory dish, mix watermelon with herbs, tomato and feta and top the resulting salad with balsamic vinaigrette.