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What food is most filling for you?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 13, 2011 at 5:17 AM

What food is most satiating in your opinion? I can't seem to get filled up almost always I eat and won't feel full until i feel bloated and sick. Please help.

584b19d2b6cebc7cdf070b5f8a5a7937

(369)

on September 14, 2011
at 05:44 AM

I LOVE the Japanese sweet potato almost-chip idea. How did I not think of that?!

584b19d2b6cebc7cdf070b5f8a5a7937

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on September 14, 2011
at 05:39 AM

Great answer. Thanks for the other thread links.

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

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on September 14, 2011
at 04:33 AM

I can totally relate to the feeling of craving "something else" in a dehydrated sort of way, but not being dehydrated. In those moments I realize I'm craving vegetables... romaine lettuce, usually. After I eat some, I feel like I'm quenching my thirst. But, like you, I drink a lot of water! So it's some sort of leafy-green/vegetable craving?

361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

(840)

on September 14, 2011
at 02:14 AM

LOL............

F6c1df7d5699661bd1f0d6d0a6c17fc6

on September 14, 2011
at 01:36 AM

Not entirely sure why you got minused. Minuser, care to elaborate?

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on September 14, 2011
at 12:34 AM

Coconut butter in the morning leaves me sated until late afternoon, usually. I use 2 tbsp along with my morning chicken/protein and I am good to go. I mix it with cinnamon, some stevia and a little of my am coffee to make a mousse like consistency. It's delish, but it doesn't hit you right away. Sometimes you just have to use will to put down the fork...

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on September 13, 2011
at 07:12 PM

Maybe you need to chew more and eat more slowly?

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 13, 2011
at 11:50 AM

There isnt much fat in wild deer liver, but perhaps the insane amount of vitamins just causes the satiety hormones feel good :)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on September 13, 2011
at 11:44 AM

Thank You Oak0y!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 13, 2011
at 07:13 AM

simple and short. wonderful to digest... your answer..

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on September 13, 2011
at 05:44 AM

For me it is protein with some fat.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on September 13, 2011
at 11:44 AM

Thank You Oak0y!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 13, 2011
at 07:13 AM

simple and short. wonderful to digest... your answer..

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E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on September 13, 2011
at 05:47 AM

I think there are different forms of hunger and satiety, so you wont find a single most-satiating food. Protein is the obvious first port of call, since after a certain (pretty low) amount of protein the body will simply say "no more!". For me, 150g of protein (600 calories) in a day, pretty much hits this spot. The 'steak test' is a very good test for hunger and demonstration of the different sorts of hunger, i.e. if you feel some urge to eat something, but don't feel inclined to eat any more of a steak then (it's pretty plausible) that you're not really hungry. This is certainly true in my experience, often I will crave yoghurt or cream or cheese (all dairy notably) and many people have noted the 'still room for dessert' phenomenon, but wouldn't actually have any interest in eating some steak, butter or kidneys, in which case, it seems that I'm not really in need of protein or fat.

Man cannot live on protein alone though and despite it justly being considered very sating, I do find that if I eat only protein (e.g. after a meal with my family where the only edible foods are lean protein and a token amount of boiled vegetables, then I can feel full of protein, but crave something else (with the kind of wild, over-energised, dehydrated feeling described in rabbit starvation. (And no, it's not just dehydration, since I always drink a lot of water). More than enough protein plus a bit of something else, seems to be necessary for satiety then. In my case, fat is easily the most sating form of something else. If I'm eating no carbs then I'm literally never hungry, if I'm eating significant amounts of carbs (even with lots of fat) then I'm essentially always hungry. Of course, some people find carbs actually make you less hungry! ;) Also it's an often reported and separate phenomenon, that some people don't feel satisfied until they've had some small amount of carb, even when theyre LCing. This may be something to do with insulin.

All in all, this adds up to a prescription for adequate protein, plus (at least) a minimal amount of carbohydrate to stop your body having to make its own glucose for the brain and then fat (or starch, if that is your predilection) for the rest of your calories.

It's also worth noting that a different sort of satiety can come from having a full stomach. This seems to be the sort that modern dietary recommendations are obsessed with- hence the call for lots of fibrous, watery, non-caloric ingestibles. That this isn't the whole picture to satiety should be obvious, otherwise obesity and the symptoms of starvation alike could be cured with some water and fibre supplements. Nevertheless such foods literally do 'fill you up' so beyond considering macronutrients, it's worth eating lots of cabbage/cauliflower/brocolli etc. rather than simply adding more calories.

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

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on September 14, 2011
at 04:33 AM

I can totally relate to the feeling of craving "something else" in a dehydrated sort of way, but not being dehydrated. In those moments I realize I'm craving vegetables... romaine lettuce, usually. After I eat some, I feel like I'm quenching my thirst. But, like you, I drink a lot of water! So it's some sort of leafy-green/vegetable craving?

584b19d2b6cebc7cdf070b5f8a5a7937

(369)

on September 14, 2011
at 05:39 AM

Great answer. Thanks for the other thread links.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 13, 2011
at 05:43 AM

I'd have to say a good helping of protein with enough fat to satisfy, coupled with a great big leafy salad to fill the corners.

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on September 13, 2011
at 05:26 AM

For me it's mashed yams/sweet potatoes with a good amount of butter, eaten with a can of sardines.

Seriously it keeps me full for longer than anything.

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D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

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on September 13, 2011
at 12:31 PM

Go to gnolls.org and read J Stanton's essays on hunger, "Why Are We Hungry?" He discusses the four drives: satiety, satiation, likes, and wants. These are the most thoughtful and well written explanations based on the research out there in my opinion. Good science written for the layperson.

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on September 13, 2011
at 05:27 AM

I would check your micronutrient intake. Sometimes if this is satisfied, you won't need so much stomach fill. This is my experience. Also this question:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/36646/is-over-eating-an-issue-on-paleo-and-do-you-find-yourself-easily-doing-so#axzz1XnWk9GSU

had some helpful answers that might be relevant to you. They were to me!

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6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

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on September 14, 2011
at 04:30 AM

Protein and fat, definitely, along with some sort of veggie. But I don't always need veggies in order to feel full, they just make me feel more balanced.

Are you getting enough fat in your daily eating? That might be why you don't feel full enough. Maybe.

I also agree with a previous poster that chewing thoroughly and eating slowly helps a lot. I definitely can feel the difference in my stomach between a hurried, not properly digested meal, and a meal that was eaten carefully and deliberately.

Good luck feeling satiated and not bloated. :)

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94a4a87e3d2e1e9160b6ed77678b4bea

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on September 14, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Foods which keep me fullest -

For breakfast: coconut cream, blueberries and some macadamia's or almonds mixed in (a Paleo "cereal").

Lunch: Salmon sashimi is my favourite filler but not really affordable on a daily basis

For dinner: Steak, Steak STEAK (did I mention I love steak?!)

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D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on September 13, 2011
at 08:36 PM

Things made with meat and a lot of fat. For example a homemade Paleo Pasta Sauce. Its ingredients are mostly 80/20 ground beef. The fat fills me up almost instantly and I really can't eat too much of it without feeling ill.

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22424c9eef944ade83d4e4ffda907056

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on September 13, 2011
at 08:29 PM

If I eat tasty carbs I feel like I could eat about forever. So I'd say avoid particularly good carbs. There are definitely some foods that will tell you to keep eating, but most of these foods aren't really in line with a paleo diet. That's not to say you shouldn't eat them, but if they're causing hunger problems and they're not "paleo approved" there seems to be some logic there.

There is no food to eat to trick your body into being full. The only way to feel full is to be nourished. Say eating 5 sausages usually makes you feel satiated. If you skip a meal and then for your next meal you try to have 5 sausages, you're not going to feel as satiated as you normally do because your body is not going to be as nourished as it usually is. Give up on tricking your body to be satisfied with less calories. The only trick is to eat whole, nourishing foods. That said, I find steak and green beans cooked in beef broth to be a pretty nourishing meal (protein, fat, carbs. In that order, but you need a little of all of them)

F6c1df7d5699661bd1f0d6d0a6c17fc6

on September 14, 2011
at 01:36 AM

Not entirely sure why you got minused. Minuser, care to elaborate?

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on September 13, 2011
at 07:18 PM

I think that if 20 people answered this question, there would be as many individual answers...that said, I am most satisfied by a meal that includes grass fed red meat, lots of low sugar veggies with plenty of fat, and sea salt...Meat with fat and salt isn't enough alone for me, personally, to feel sated, nor is poultry, or most fish...

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on September 13, 2011
at 11:00 AM

I need a combination of fat/carb/protein/veg and I eat when I'm hungry and don't keep to a set meal plan. If it's not as rounded as possible then my body kind of gives a surly "heyyyy" and I will be more snacky on those days. For example, one of my main go to meals is roasted potatoes, both sweet and regular, with steak, braised kale, with a dollop of ricotta on top with a little lemon. No matter what - if that combo is together, I'm satiated for a good long time. Exit the ricotta or kale? Doesn't work the same. I noticed this with other dishes that I like so my body definitely knows what it wants.

I work out heavy four days a week and one light, in the last two weeks I've gone even heavier. I can only shove so much in at one sitting so more snacks have been in play since I upped. Examples: Dark chocolate. Coconut. Celery and almond butter. Carrots. Whey shake that I augment with fruit and spices. Mac nuts. Thinly sliced Japanese sweet potato that is roasted and almost crispy like a chip. Frozen berries. Greek yogurt with a little raw honey. Sliced meat rolled around vegetables. Cucumber.

I don't know if you're trying to lose weight or gain, or how long you've been Paleo, but I hope this helps. Pace yourself. Be thoughtful about what you're putting in, and how much are you actually eating when you do. Maybe it's not enough. Good luck!

584b19d2b6cebc7cdf070b5f8a5a7937

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on September 14, 2011
at 05:44 AM

I LOVE the Japanese sweet potato almost-chip idea. How did I not think of that?!

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40f8d3ffac16ac3c098186a30d6068aa

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on September 13, 2011
at 10:18 AM

I have two: sardines and chicken liver pate made with plenty of bacon, bacon fat, butter, and duck fat.

One can of olive oil packed spicy sardines and I'm good for hours without one thought of food.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 13, 2011
at 07:16 AM

twednty thirty ripe brownspotet bannanas, blended up with water

361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

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on September 14, 2011
at 02:14 AM

LOL............

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 13, 2011
at 06:38 AM

Deer liver or fatty sous vide salmon. Per fat content liver is the most filling for me. And i am that kind of guy who can eat down 1-2kg vegs with meat and feel moderatly full.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 13, 2011
at 11:50 AM

There isnt much fat in wild deer liver, but perhaps the insane amount of vitamins just causes the satiety hormones feel good :)

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on September 14, 2011
at 01:01 AM

Orange Juice and fruit/sugar in general

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235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on September 13, 2011
at 06:11 AM

This one is easy. LeanGains protein fluff! coconut milk, some frozen berries and two scoop of casein protein powder and blend on high for a few mins and it turns into a filling bowl of tasty desert fluff. The texture along with the fat and slow releasing protein keeps me full for hours. Its low calorie and a challenge to finish a whole bowl.

what-food-is-most-filling-for-you?

http://www.leangains.com/2010/09/high-protein-recipes-and-jack3d-review.html

Some flavors Ive experimented with are: Pumpkin Pie Fluff Blueberry Cheesecake Fluff Strawberry Chocolate Fluff Banana Cream Pie Fluff

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on September 14, 2011
at 04:48 AM

I'm sitting here with a bellyful of sweet potato right now, I can definitely feel it in there, like I haven't felt for weeks of near-zero carb. Still, I have an urge to get up and snack. I'm probably better off after a chucksteak, can't feel a thing, yet I don't wanna snack. Wonder if i'll find some old M&M's in these chair cushions? Mmmmm, looks like an old Hostess Twinkie! Vintage! Is there a wine for this?

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on September 13, 2011
at 12:48 PM

Go to gnolls.org and read J Stanton's series of essays on "Why Are We Hungry?" He does a fantastic job of explaining the four drives: liking v wanting, and satiation vs. satiety.

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