Interesting article in Yahoo!Health today on foods that make you feel full. I could use some of that around this time of the month. According to the article, protein and fiber are the keys. Protein, because it takes longer to digest, and fiber because it absorbs water and expands in your stomach (like my stomach needs expanding–snerk!) The article goes on to give some examples, which seem sensible enough.
Only, I’ve been eating fiber and protein and I’m not noticing any of this promised “fullness.” Oh sure, for an hour or so, but then…nada. I could eat again in a heartbeat.
I’ll continue to aim for protein and fiber, because my body needs them, but I really don’t think they’re pulling their share of the load here.