Well... just from these posts I think I'm seeing alot of my issues. I usually do slimfast for breakfast and my favorite lunch is egg salad on white bread. (with chips). I geuss I'll either stick to the slim fast or do the eggs... minus the yolk. Sad now...
Salads don't generally fill me up... What if I did like a yogurt and a banana for lunch? Or like I don't know.... Carrot sticks?
Salads with lots of protein - like a big cup of tuna salad, or chicken salad, or chicken breast - will fill you up and be healthy. Cottage cheese is only like 5 grams carbs per serving, and it's chock full of protein. Very filling. With a 1/2 cup of canned fruit added to cottage cheese (drain fruit of all syrup) you have a great side dish with tons of protein for about 20 grams carbs.
Watch out for SlimFast - It's the carbs and the artificial sweeteners that will cause problems. You want higher protein and lower carb choices. Actually. if you like eggs, you can't go wrong with eggs. Boiled, scrambled, fried, poached, egg salad, etc. A little cheese, or chopped tomatoes, or salsa, or lean meat or veggies scrambled in there will jazz it up so you don't get as tired of eggs. Egg yolks have more calories than whites, but whole eggs are are also more filling and more nutritious. You need a little healthy fat in your meal plan -- without some fats, you won't feel satisfied.
Peanut butter with your banana is a good choice also - peanut butter is kind of sweet but low carb, so it helps make you feel like you've had sweets. One piece of bread is 15 grams carbs, generally, but not very filling. I think crackers go further, maybe it's the crunch - so to use my carbs wisely I would choose whole grain bread or whole grain crackers Yogurt (nonfat) is only about 16 grams per 6 oz - compared to regular yogurt which can be as much sugar as a Coke, really! Carrots and celery and any kind of veggie sticks are relatively low carb (green beans and broccoli and cabbage and celery are practicaly NO carbs) and you can dip in regular ranch dressing (not low fat, it's full of carbs). Also, if you like Mexican meals, go with taco sald or crisp tacos - just read the labels. Use lean hamburger or chicken, add salsa and the veggies you like, and cautiously use the taco shells - Tiara brand is only 4 grams carbs per crispy shell! So you can eat 5 tacos!!!! (compared to 26 for a single white flour tortilla).
A great snack is 1/4 cup peanuts or almonds or pistachios. Protein again, but few carbs. They have fat (good fats) so have a heavier load of calories than some foods, but a serving of almonds every day gives you a lot of good nutrition.
So, you have lots of great choices, you just need to find a few that you LOVE and can pull out of the frig or cabinet when you're hungry! That way you'll never be starving and you'll have more success with staying on your meal plan.
Use the South Beach diet book, or the Adkins "Protein Power" book, or Dr. Eades' book on carbs and protein, any of which will give you lots of good ideas for simple changes you can make. I lost 40 pounds in less than 6 months just by counting my carbs (under 50 per day at first, and maintaining on around 100). I was never hungry, ate like a horse, and all my labs were great.