guitarrista wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:56 pm
So, I've noticed that the less I eat and the longer I go without between meals I can control my hunger more and I don't really think of eating much.
If you are curious why this is, this is likely your stomach shrinking a bit from its previous somewhat more distended state. One important signal for hunger and satiety (among several) is "mechanical" - as you - literally - fill up you stomach it sends the brain signals that cause reduction of the feeling of hunger. Now that your stomach has shrunk a bit, it takes less food to get the stomach to send the signal.
Speaking of signals to the brain vis-à-vis satiety, it's been noted in the lab that chewing well also sends satiety signals to the brain - so chew your food well like we were taught as children... certain digestive enzymes are also produced in saliva, particularly those that break down protein so the more you chew the more you're going to digest well.