Millions of years have honed the mechanisms that compel us to eat. Unfortunately, when it’s time to stop eating, evolution has given us far fewer tools. When you are trying to lose weight, you will have to eat less food. It’s very unnatural for us as humans to eat less food while being surrounded by food. That is why as we eat less we have to make sure we feel full and that we are not just walking around hungry all day.
• Satiety is the feeling of fullness and the suppression of hunger for a period of time after a meal.
• The feeling of satiety occurs due to a number of bodily signals that begin when a food or drink is consumed and continue as it enters the gut and is digested and absorbed.
• Feelings of satiety can influence how soon and how much you next eat.
• There are several ways you can help yourself feel more satiated after eating, which can help you to manage your appetite and maintain a healthy weight.