Why Do We Eat? A Neurobiological Perspective

Thursday, October 25, 2012

An awesome article from a great researcher


"The satiety system is designed to make sure the body gets enough energy from an individual meal, without overdoing it. The primary variable it responds to is calories. The more calories you eat, the more full you feel. Eating a huge bowl of lettuce with no dressing may have a lot of volume, but it won't really make you feel full, in the sense that you no longer have a desire to seek food. Conversely, drinking a pint of heavy cream may not fill up your stomach as much as the aforementioned lettuce, but it will make you feel full! The cream contains 900 calories, while the salad contains virtually none."

Filling yourself up with low calorie fiber will make your stomach full but not your brain full
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    Hmm something to ponder. You're right about the lettuce, but add baby spinach, cucumbers, tomato, black beans, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, and red onions and eat until you're full Fills the stomach and feeds the brain.
    2267 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2013 12:05:29 AM
    Most people fail to realize that body fat and satiety are regulated by the Brain
    2338 days ago
    Hmmm...that is pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing!
    2338 days ago
    Interesting article.
    2338 days ago
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