Feeling full is important for nutrition, well-being and health. It is the key to understanding our hunger. It will let us know that it is time to stop eating.
It is important and we must recognize it and listen to it. Satiety can become an ally for people who want to lose weight.
What is the feeling of satiety?
Satiety is the sensation, sent by your brain and, above all, by the hypothalamus, that you have eaten enough. It is the opposite of hunger, which will give a feeling of emptiness in the stomach and mean it’s time to get energy into the body.
The body uses many very important signals, it speaks to you through sensations, impressions, and you have to listen to them.
Satiety is feeling full. You are no longer hungry – you have eaten what your body needs and that is enough. Going beyond that and not listening to this sign is what will lead to the famous feeling of heaviness.
The difference is that satiety occurs when the body has received its energy dose, while heaviness occurs when the stomach is too full. Note that heaviness is not pleasant. It can, eventually, give rise to stomach aches and digestive problems, which is not the case with satiety, if it is listened to.
How do you achieve the satiety effect?
This effect is felt when the body has what it needs. However, the satiety effect is felt through the stomach, which is the place where food is assimilated. When it is satisfied, it sends a feeling of satiety which means it is time to stop eating.
But, to get it at the right time, certain gestures are useful. Eating slowly is essential. By taking the time to eat, the effect of satiety will come at the right time and you will not have eaten too much. By eating too quickly, the effect of satiety will come just as much, but too late. By that time, you may have eaten too much food.
Some foods also can promote a feeling of satiety. They are what we call satiating foods.
These include fruits such as apples or bananas, starchy foods such as pasta and rice – preferably wholemeal – as well as wholemeal bread. White meats or fish, avoiding fatty fish, are also nourishing. These satiating foods help you achieve satiety while providing fiber and nutrients as well as sufficient energy to wait for the next meal. This diet will allow for optimal weight loss, without restriction and, above all, without frustration. The latter being the enemy of any diet.
Satiety and weight
To avoid falling into the trap of frustration, it is essential, when dieting, to listen to satiety, and to eat enough so that the body is satisfied. Achieving satiety means you can wait for the next meal without feeling hungry again.
There is another sensation that it is essential to listen to hunger. Eating only when you are hungry will allow you to make better meals, based on a diet rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. The advantage of eating when you’re hungry and basing it on the feeling of satiety? Stopping bad eating habits: Cracking up, snacking outside of meals, are enemies of diets and healthy eating. By listening to your body, you will avoid overeating and this will promote weight loss.