How to tell when you are full

One of the most important tricks you will learn is to tell when you’re full — and you must continue this even when you’re off the plan.

Having a diet based predominantly on sugar and highly processed food can mask the body’s natural ability to signal when it is full.

Even worse, many processed foods have been deliberately created to mask your normal satiety (fullness) signals.

Food manufacturers hire food scientists to come up with just the right formula of fat + sugar + salt to trick your body into thinking that you aren’t full.

This is why it seems as though you can eat a lot of junk food without ever really feeling full, or having a very short-term satiety. Once you remove sugar and refined grains from your diet and instead fill up on healthy fats, you allow your body to naturally reset so that it can send satiety signals.

Feeling deprived could possibly be the greatest obstacle in your transition from a sugary world to the land of LCHF (low-carbohydrate, healthy fat).

It could lead to rebellion, resentment and ultimately falling back into unhealthy sugar-infused old habits.

It is important not to think of yourself as being deprived of sugar and carbs, but that you are empowering your health. Don’t say to yourself: ‘I am not allowed sugar’ but keep remembering to think: ‘I am choosing my health and wellbeing by filling myself with nourishing foods.’

This is an extract from an article originally written for the Daily Mail:


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