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