Skip to comments.Why That Big Meal You Just Ate Made You Hungry
Posted on 04/14/2009 11:42:35 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
But veteran dieters know something that some researchers apparently don't: Certain foods seem to fuel the appetite like pouring gasoline on a fire. Some people find that once they start eating bread, cookies, chocolate, potato chips -- or leftover Easter candy -- they lose all sense of fullness and find it difficult to stop.
After 23 years of treating patients -- some of it espousing liquid diets -- Dr. Aronne has concluded that refined carbohydrates and foods with high sugar and fat content promote what he calls "fullness resistance." They interfere with the complex hormonal messages the body usually sends to the brain to signal that it's time to stop eating. People feel hungrier instead.
This happens in part because refined carbohydrates raise blood-sugar levels, setting up an insulin surge that drives blood sugar down again, causing rebound hunger. That insulin spike also interferes with leptin, the hormone secreted by fat cells that should tell the body to stop eating. Obese people have loads of leptin, but it either doesn't get to the brain, or the brain becomes resistant to it. "This is not a failure of willpower, it's a physical mechanism," Dr. Aronne writes. The body also becomes resistant to insulin, setting the stage for diabetes.
Other researchers have described similar phenomena. An article in this month's Medical Hypothesis argues that for some people, refined foods with high sugar and carbohydrate content can be just as addictive as tobacco and alcohol.
Eating foods high in protein, vegetables, fiber and water have the opposite effect, Dr. Aronne says. His plan recommends revising what you eat, one meal at a time, to restore your sense of fullness:
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OK ... so how do I get rid of the belly and side fat?
Dr. Atkins wrote the same thing over 30 years ago.
Good thing I eat plenty of raw vegetables and juice my own fruit.
For me, getting rid of the belly fat: protein...stock up on the protein. Exercise. Watch the fat content. And if you eat carbs, eat them in the am.
I made the mistake of eating the eggs and bacon breakfast I cooked the boyfriend every weekend morning. And my middle went from taunt to flabby in a matter of 6 months.
It’s back to loads of protein and very little fat for me...and sit ups.
“Some people find that once they start eating bread, cookies, chocolate, potato chips — or leftover Easter candy — they lose all sense of fullness and find it difficult to stop.”
This is the metabolic mechanism of high fructose corn syrup, which is now used in everything.
But, But —— All the professionals say eggs kill!
Plus, 40-70 minutes of intense exercise daily, of course.
I also follow the Crossfit.com program (greatly modified) and have been thinking about P90X.
Work around what ever injuries you have and progress very slowly...and most of all, always make sure exercise is fun!!!
BTW, the Crossfit program has been adopted by the Navy Seals and the Army and USMC have adopted large parts of it. If you start slowly and carefully you can get extremely fit.
Banana pudding... mac & cheese.
I guess I don’t understand. Aren’t eggs and bacon considered protein?
yes, but bacon is nothing BUT fat. My rule of thumb has been to eat what I wanted but only a small portion. I let my fat content get the best of me. And my carb intake is out of control, too, hence the sugar cravings.
I give myself one opportunity a month to break my diet with guilty pleasure. Usually, it is a Wendy's double cheese and large fry (but I might consider the banana pudding some time).
Ahhh now ... THERE'S the rub.
I'm layed off from work so I try to do the housework the hardest way I can ... I vacuumn, but sweep the carpet first with a broom (a vacuumn is NOT a sweeper ... a sweeper has a broom in his oe her hands), a lot of bend over and pick-it-up stuff, etc.
I'm becoming addicted to garden salads, rabbit food (discovery; sub fresh strawberries for tomatoes, use sweet and sour salad dressing) so I eat a lot of fresh, raw veggies ... the occasional hamburger, cold cereal at night, snack on oranges and apples during the day .. lots of coffee.
and I'm putting on weight.
I'm beginning to think there's not a damned thing anyone can do about anything regarding their weight and their shape/size.
Unless it is all hormonal (I'm 61) and I should just start shooting testosterone.
a lot of bacon is sugar cured.
and even the bacon that is not, the browning action produces a sugar.
Body fat buildup usually comes from too much carb...not too much dietary fat.
And of course, exercise offsets a multitude of dietary sins.
Thanks. But, once in awhile bacon is soooo good. I don’t take kindly to carbs either but thankfully I don’t crave them very often.
That is probably why it tastes so good. :)
“This is the metabolic mechanism of high fructose corn syrup, which is now used in everything.”
Why don’t the food police go after banning high fructise corn syrup the way they went after trans fats?
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