You have probably heard the saying, Calories In, Calories Out. But unfortunately, calories are not all the same. I had an interesting situation this weekend, that sparked some research. I think understanding something called the Satiety Index, will help you eat healthier.
It’s easy to get caught in the thought pattern that the more calories you consume, the less hungry you will be later. After all, we’ve all heard the saying, Calories In, Calories Out. But the reality is, that statement just isn’t true.
2) If you do not consume enough calories, you need to eat some foods that burn off quicker so you can give your body more fuel. I think it’s great that you are eating healthy, but there are times when not eating enough actually prevents you from losing weight. It takes a balance of food, and starving is not the answer.
3) Learn where the resources are to make it easier for you. Well, I guess that’s where I come in. Here are some resources that will help you if you want to try to adjust your eating habits based on Satiety.
a. The original article about the Satiety Index
b. The Fullness Factor – nutritiondata has come up with a scale to determine the “Fullness Factor” of almost all foods. It’s a great resource to compare the foods you eat every day.
c. If you are still confused, use me as a resource. We can look at ways to alter your nutrition that will help you lose weight and feel full at the same time. No hunger pains! Who said diets have to be miserable?