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Too much meat causes overeating?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 03, 2012 at 2:54 PM

"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?

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on August 03, 2012
at 06:21 PM

By definition, if you're eating "too much meat" you are already overeating, even if you do not eat anything else.

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on August 03, 2012
at 05:43 PM

Study after study after study shows that protein blunts hunger. Simply go to google scholar and type "protein hunger". Also, primates will eat to their protein requirement, irregardless of calories. Yes, I said irregardless. Means the same as regardless, but I like it better.

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on August 03, 2012
at 05:39 PM

Wait. No. Eating too much of anything IS over eating! Nora G. has been fairly roundly discredited by the likes of Melissa. Her book is full of unsubtantiated claims and woo. She DOES have really nice hair, though.

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on August 03, 2012
at 05:38 PM

With such a low PRO recommendation what are you left with to eat? Nuts,avacado, stick of butter & shots of EVOO?

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on August 03, 2012
at 05:35 PM

+1 for new-age quackmeister.

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:44 PM

or anyone serious about ketosis

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:08 PM

love the leaves and twigs poke! :)

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Yup, GK has no credentials and I have never seen her back up anything she says with legitimate science or studies.

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:58 PM

I have that book. Her protein recommendation for athletes or people wanting to add muscle is ridiculous. Pretty much the same as the USDA recommends. Her book is good for LC, VLC & carbphobes. Not for athletes or people trying to add muscle

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:57 PM

also, I find that good fats really satisfy me for longer periods of time, so once I increased my intake of fat, total volume of food decreased :)

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:44 PM

I agree with Alex in that meat makes me feel completely satiated. Also, about "Dr" McKeith, read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Are_What_You_Eat#Controversy

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:43 PM

huh! That is so interesting! That's actually good to know! Sometimes I eat too much meat I think. I'm gonna try to stick ta 2-3oz now

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:25 PM

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.

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Yup, GK has no credentials and I have never seen her back up anything she says with legitimate science or studies.

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on August 03, 2012
at 05:35 PM

+1 for new-age quackmeister.

2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:44 PM

I agree with Alex in that meat makes me feel completely satiated. Also, about "Dr" McKeith, read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Are_What_You_Eat#Controversy

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 03, 2012
at 05:43 PM

Study after study after study shows that protein blunts hunger. Simply go to google scholar and type "protein hunger". Also, primates will eat to their protein requirement, irregardless of calories. Yes, I said irregardless. Means the same as regardless, but I like it better.

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:50 PM

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.

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:08 PM

love the leaves and twigs poke! :)

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on August 03, 2012
at 06:16 PM

Two caveats.

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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724ac8ed9ddc603e87adf6cfb901a8d8

on August 03, 2012
at 03:56 PM

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 :/

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:57 PM

also, I find that good fats really satisfy me for longer periods of time, so once I increased my intake of fat, total volume of food decreased :)

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:49 PM

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.

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on August 03, 2012
at 06:56 PM

More on McKeith:

http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/mckeith.html

Health and fitness on the web is cluttered with creeps like this.

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:28 PM

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.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:43 PM

huh! That is so interesting! That's actually good to know! Sometimes I eat too much meat I think. I'm gonna try to stick ta 2-3oz now

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on August 03, 2012
at 03:58 PM

I have that book. Her protein recommendation for athletes or people wanting to add muscle is ridiculous. Pretty much the same as the USDA recommends. Her book is good for LC, VLC & carbphobes. Not for athletes or people trying to add muscle

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on August 03, 2012
at 05:38 PM

With such a low PRO recommendation what are you left with to eat? Nuts,avacado, stick of butter & shots of EVOO?

10405c6f4c2e5bb251d25a37a0dc35a4

(66)

on August 03, 2012
at 04:44 PM

or anyone serious about ketosis

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 03, 2012
at 05:39 PM

Wait. No. Eating too much of anything IS over eating! Nora G. has been fairly roundly discredited by the likes of Melissa. Her book is full of unsubtantiated claims and woo. She DOES have really nice hair, though.

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