Sunday 25 October 2015

Eating food – Still hungry?

Why do we eat food? To ensure survival, a human body needs energy and nutrients. Food intake supplies that energy and nutrients to keep us going. The feeling of hunger is the prime factor that informs us to eat food. The food that we opt to eat relies within our biological characteristics. Our choice of food also depends on our physiological needs. Our body and mind know when to stop eating through a sensation called satiety. Satiety signals or fullness signals are those signals that tell us that now it’s enough intake of food and the body is at the state of no hunger.

Food rich in fats and sweets or in other words junk food creates a pleasure response while eating it. That type of food doesn’t nourish the body properly instead creates signals that lead a person for its intake more than needed. This situation occasionally is affordable by the body for its nutrients and energy balance. However, if this situation occurs frequently then the body starts storing fat.

Fat-rich food has lowest satiety power that means you keep eating it and don’t feel to stop eating. On the contrary food intake that includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins has high satiety power and can make a person feel full at the right time. So the person doesn’t end up in eating more. A person can understand the satiety signals send by the brain. Once a person feels that brain is sending fullness signals then the person should act upon it immediately.

To stay away from storing fat we should eat food that has high satiety power. Moreover, we should be aware of fullness signals send by the brain and should stop eating as soon as we get those signals.
See also: Never Fail Mealplan

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