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Is liquid less satiating?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 10, 2011 at 3:49 AM

Whenever i have smoothies or soup they almost always on a calorie for calorie basis don't fill me up close to as much as solid food. What are others experiences/opinions on liquid food being less/more/equally filling?

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Liquid doesn't fill you. Think of alcohol- rarely do people feel the calories they've taken as liquid where as if it were chewed they'd have a better concept

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on September 10, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Totally agree. Coconut cream smoothies are incredibly filling.

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:04 AM

I think this is more because liquids tend to be carbohydrates (i.e. vegetable soups/ fruit juices), whereas fats, which are a lot more filling are less often consumed as a liquid.

If you want to consume something filling as a liquid try something like a bone broth, or something with a lot of coconut milk/ cream. Those are a lot more filling than fruit & vegetable based liquids.

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on September 10, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Totally agree. Coconut cream smoothies are incredibly filling.

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on September 10, 2011
at 04:27 PM

I've definitely noticed this. I've been experimenting with various high-protein breakfasts (per Dr. K's leptin reset protocol) and a protein shake with 40+g of egg white powder and coconut milk doesn't hold a candle to a few eggs cooked in the grease of a couple pieces of bacon - even though they're similar in calories and the latter has significantly less protein. With the eggs/bacon I can easily skip lunch, but with the shake, I cannot.

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on September 10, 2011
at 09:43 AM

If I make a smoothie using coconut cream and some almond butter it is filling. But in general I agree with you - in that we need the sensation of chomping into something to feel like we have really had a "meal". That's why I generally include something which required chewing in addition to a smoothie!

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on September 10, 2011
at 08:24 AM

Conventional wisdom recommends soups to dieters as studies have shown a simultaneous reduction in calories consumed in this form, on the basis that the extra liquid causes a physical sense of fullness and it is therefore more statiating. However, I think that this probably has something to do with the low food reward of bland liquids that you don't have to chew vs exciting textures of whole foods.

On the other hand, as close to "pre-digested", soups/smoothies are probably absorbed faster, thus leading to steeper insulin spiking and so more post-prandial hunger.

Personally only fat-rich soups keep me satiated, as added fat slows digestion and thus lowers the glycemic index of foods.

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:28 AM

I find liquid food less filling. Of course drinking cream would fill me up...

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on September 10, 2011
at 11:40 PM

If I'm not thirsty I find liquid calories to be extremely satiating especially orange juice.

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on September 10, 2011
at 11:07 PM

If I use coconut oil in my coffee I'm not hungry until dinner. Heavy cream does the same to me. It's only useful for me when I'm fasting though--otherwise I like to "chew."

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on September 10, 2011
at 04:41 PM

Most liquid calories don't satiate me (whey + fruit smoothies are the WORST for being hungry an hour later!) BUT bone broths and veggies soups made with bone broth do help my satiation. I've started using a 50/50 whey/gelatin mix for smoothies, and it seems to keep me more full, although not as good as the same calories of eggs & meat.

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