Thursday, July 2, 2009

Why Diets Fail

Diets fail because they don't relieve hunger. The sense of satisfaction after eating comes from 2 sources - stretching of our stomachs by food contents and the specific nutrients telling our brain to turn off the hunger stimulus. The main nutrient that tells our brains that we are full is protein. Hunger is one of the most basic human sensations and if not satisfied will cause people to continually seek food. The most important point to remember that it's not the amount of calories that make us feel full, but the volume of the food consumed and the protein content of the food itself. Fiber also contributes to the meal bulk and promotes satiety. Learn to modify your food content to ensure high fiber content (for volume) and enough protein (for satisfactioin) for a worry-free, long-lasting weight control.