We all should be aware that satiety means to feel satiated aka feel full. By accomplishing this feeling, one must actually eat throughout the day. With how society works now there is no time to eat right? We get it, life can be stressful, we are all on the go, we don’t have time to cook, we don’t know what to eat, meal prepping is too time consuming, etc. These are just excuses at the end of the day.

By not eating throughout the day you are just doing your entire body and brain a disservice. So, the question becomes, how long can you stand being hungry before you start eating again? Well, only you can really determine that. To make things more complex, how about utilizing and keeping your satiety levels elevated during a caloric deficit? We know the majority of people want to be lean, summer is right around the corner, and in order to reduce body fat, one must be in a calorie deficit, thus eat less. So it would be pretty wise to manage satiety levels throughout the day so you don’t get hunger pangs, snack on foods, and potentially fall off track and regress.

 

Understanding Hunger and Satiety While in a Calorie Deficit

Hunger is one of your body’s strongest and most beneficial stimuli, it helps ensure you consume enough calories for your needs. It also works against you when you’re trying to lose weight. You could easily lose weight just by eating less, but the less that you eat or the longer you postpone eating, the hungrier you become, and the longer it takes your hunger to subside once you do begin to eat. [1] Typically the hungrier you are, the more likely it is that you’ll overeat, and consume extra calories that can quickly inhibit or reverse your weight loss progress.

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