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Breakfast: Rolled oats with plums, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Dinner: Pasta with yellow beans
I've just realised, there is a lot of red/pink in this post. And bits of pink are also mysteriously appearing in some of the hyperlinks. Must be a sign, of what I don't know.
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If you want to avoid overeating, here are 6 Foods That Make You Hungrier.
Chewing Gum: Chewing gum stimulates the gastric juices, producing saliva. According to Faddiets.com the saliva that is produced while chewing goes down to the stomach and fools the stomach into thinking there is food to be digested, making you hungrier.
Diet Soda: While the label may read “diet,” don’t be fooled. Studies prove that diet soda makes you hungrier. “Artificial sweeteners could have the effect of triggering appetite but unlike regular sugars they don’t deliver something that will squelch the appetite,” according to Sharon Fowler, obesity researcher at UT Health Science Center. According to Fowler, sweeteners could inhibit brain cells that make you feel full.
High Fructose Corn Syrup: The syrup interferes with the body’s metabolism so that a person can’t stop eating. It’s truly hard to control cravings because high fructose corn syrup slows down the secretion of leptin in the body. Leptin is a crucial hormone in the body that tells you that you’re full and to stop eating.
Frozen Dinners: Frozen dinners, especially diet frozen dinners, often don’t have enough calories to fill you up. Additionally, there isn’t enough roughage, specifically, fresh fruits and vegetables to expand in your stomach.
Pastries and Baked Goods: White sugar and flour has no fiber or nutrients. They send you through the roof and then you come crashing down much hungrier than you were before. And it’s a pretty fast process. Choose baked goods made with ancient whole grains and as little sugar as possible
Sugary Breakfast Bars: Unless breakfast bars are loaded with protein and minimally sweetened, they might as well be a pastry.
Personally I can attest to pastries, baked goods and sweets in general making me hungrier. Surprised to see chewing gum in the top 6. There is a common theme, all 6 items are sweet.
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