Do you feel hungrier or more satiated on a high carb paleo diet?
I'm on a medium carb somewhat eating potatoes, taro, sweet potatoes and cassava.
You've gone the distance and have committed to eating clean because it makes you feel better but then you are questioning your body's hunger. If you are hungrier and you are eating whole foods then listen to your body and eat more. It's likely you are hungrier because your giving your body something that it has needed and it wants more!
The first time I added white potato back to my diet I ate 3 potatoes and noticed almost immediately an insatiable desire to eat more. So I went through another 9 fairly larged sized potatoes that day. All my potatoes had plenty of butter and salt.
The next day I woke up with veins on my abs.
The only time I EVER put on abdominal fat is 4 things, 1) I don't eat enough 2) I eat too much vegetables 3) wheat 4) oil
If your eating junk food, then yes, don't listen to your body. But if you are eating what you know is healthy then eat till your full and eat when you are hungry. Eventually I think you'll find that the hunger goes away and you'll start to resume eating smaller amounts of food.
It depends on your metabolic flexibility. I have no problems with hunger ever for the most part but I'm a fit 23 yr old male YMMV. Generally starches are a lot more calorie poor than fats so making sure you get adequate calories is very important. 1tb of butter is about the same amount of cals as a big potato.
Definitely hungrier. I experimented/am experimenting with eating potatos (plain, microwaved) as a staple at the moment and for the first time in a couple of years feel slightly hungry from my first meal to when I sleep. Adding fat in this context doesn't seem to alter hunger much, not eating the potato is the main means of avoiding hunger. I don't know why I'm surprised, since this has always been the way with me since before I started low carb, but I figured another test was deserved. I'll see whether I can make this way of eating work- perhaps by extending my fasts- for a bit before giving up, since eating potato for my main calorie source rather than butter very cheaply sorts out all my micronutition without having to buy (expensive) brocolli etc.
For me it depends largely on the fiber content. If I eat mostly white rice, than yes I will be hungrier throughout the day, but if all my carbs are coming from potatoes, sweet potatoes, and lentils (I know, but they are a safe starch for me) than I have no hunger at all. It's funny how people always say that fat is very satiating but for me, I don't find that true at all, I could down buckets of sour cream and coconut oil without ever feeling satiated. Different strokes for different folks.
Definitely hungrier. If I don't start the day with only protein and fats, by the mid-afternoon, I start craving platters of whole-wheat pasta with butter and cheese.
I keep my carbs under 130 gm total, with about 50 gm of fiber from avocado, nuts and seeds, vegetables and a little fruit. I will eat a slice or two of the Julian Bakery Smart Carb Bread to help add fiber toward the end of the day. This has really helped keep a lid on my appetite. If I eat anything more than 150 gm of carbs, I gain weight and tend to eat a lot more.
More carbs definitely make me hungrier sooner. Even adding some fruit to my egg & bacon breaky gets me hungry late morning whereas I can usually last til early afternoon or longer.
There's a short-term reduction in satiety following a meal containing carbohydrates vs. one that doesn't. If the meal that follows that one contains only meat, the effect is mitigated. This is an argument for the strategic allocation of carbohydrate-containing meals rather than an argument against the consumption of carbohydrates altogether. I'm not yet certain what the biochemical mechanism at play is, but I suspect that it's due to the large release of glucagon that occurs with protein ingestion but not carbohydrate ingestion, since both can cause a similar insulin release. Ghrelin levels don't appear to differ between the two. Leptin is actually greater following carbohydrate-rich meals, but it doesn't really have much of an effect on short-term satiety.
Don't potatoes in general have high amounts of fiber. My experience is that eating potatoes, sweet potatoes and taro in abundance makes more fuller.
That's also the case when I eat some yogurt with maca powder, mesquite or flax/chia seeds. Fiber really fills me up.
Yesterday my breakfast were 2 fried eggs and some slices of bacon with some cheese and a bit of acai (so, very little carbs). I was getting hungry by lunch, which is rare to happen (I still eat lunch whether I'm hungry or not).
I ate a whole squash for dinner (roasted in olive oil, salt, and pepper) last night to see if this whole moderate/high-carb paleo thing might work for me. Alas, I was hungry an hour later. I'm sticking to lower-carb. I just feel so much better.
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