Food satiety and weight loss: What you need to know

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Satiety is a term used to explain the feeling of fullness and loss of appetite that happens after eating.

A scale called the satiety index measures this effect. It was developed in a 1995 study that tested 240-calorie servings of 38 foods. The foods were ranked according to their ability to satisfy hunger.

Satiety signals are those arising from the GI tract and related organs during a meal.

This video talks about food satiety signals and weight loss. It debunks the myth of protein as the most satiating macronutrient.

Recognizing satiety — as opposed to fullness — is key to losing weight. Eating to promote feelings of satiety is often much more important than eating to feel ‘full’.

Some foods promote weight loss by satiety.

Low-fat dairy products, eggs, and legumes enhance satiety. Although energy dense, nuts have some satiety-inducing effect, when included in the diet by isocaloric replacement of usual foods.

The video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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