Why am I not satisfied after eating?
Often, your perception of what should be enough is dependent on what is deemed enough in different diet cultures. This is definitely insufficient. When I see or hear the amount of food that clients believe they should be eating, it is frequently insufficient. Most individuals underestimate how much nourishment our bodies require.
The hunger/fullness scale is a useful tool for determining how much to eat and what it feels like to no longer be hungry, fill up, or be satisfied. This post shows how to use the hunger/fullness scale in intuitive eating in further detail. If you're having trouble deciding how much to eat, working with an intuitive eating dietician can help.
WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR FILLING MEAL?
It's also a good idea to double-check that you've prepared a filling dinner with fat, protein, carbohydrate, and, in most cases, some vegetables. Because, while you can physically fill up on vegetables or protein, your body will not be satisfied unless all three macronutrients are delivered. While the stretching of your stomach as it fills up with food sends one satiety cue to the brain, glucose, fatty acids, and protein all send different signals to the brain, reducing hunger and increasing fullness cues. As a result, satisfying meals have a good balance of macronutrients.