"When we eat too much meat, we can inflame the stomach lining which causes an excess of heat in the stomach itself. This heat makes you want to eat more" (Dr. Gillian McKeith in "You Are What You Eat: The Plan That Will Change Your Life")
Is this true? Has anyone else heard this?
Gillian McKeith is a new-age quackmeister, so anything she says should be taken lightly. And, for me, the exact opposite is true. Meaty meals of fat and protein sate my appetite and greatly reduce overall hunger. The only thing that ramps up my appetite and drives overeating is starch.
Did you mean to ask: "Does regular meat consumption induce overeating?" And the answer is no.
Meat is an easily absorbed food, however it takes longer to digest than vegetables, thus you feel full longer with meat in your belly than leaves and twigs.
My wife and I haven't been eating a lot of meat lately but the opposite is true in our case. Meat is satisfying and causes me to want to eat less. Eating a large amount of carbohydrates, especially the high glycemic ones, can cause over eating.
My experience has been the opposite...when I first started paleo I did eat a larger volume meat & veggies than before going paleo. I think it was because I was used to eating larger volumes of food on the SAD...but after maybe 2 weeks my appetite stabilized. Now, even when I eat fish I can't put away more than 6-7 oz in a sitting, even when very hungry. Also, as others have mentioned, this woman's credentials seem to be lacking :/
If you're eating very fatty meat, digestion and hormone signaling make it very difficult to overconsume. Even if you eat a ribeye every time you are hungry, how many can you theorhetically eat in a span of say, 24 hours?
If you're eating very lean meat, it's going to be very difficult to overconsume bland protein like chicken or egg whites. Now, take this stuff and combine it with a sugary sauce or flavor it with oil/fat and you make it much easier.
Eating too much of anything will cause over eating.
According to Nora T Gedgaudas (author of Primal Body, Primal Mind) specialist in paleo health and nutrition, 2-3 oz of good quality protein is an optimal amount, then satisfy your appetite with as much fat and fibrous vegetables/leafy greens as desired.
Excess protein intake breaks down and acts as sugar, causing an insulin spike, forcing the body to source it's primary energy from glucose and essentially bring you out of ketosis.
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