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Fat makes me hungrier? Help!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 01, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I just had five pastured eggs scrambled in coconut oil and more than a cup of grassfed heavy cream. I am practically starving right now. I am hungrier than before I ate. I thought fat was supposed to be filling. Any ideas? Explanations? Does this happen to anyone else?

Female, 19, 5'3, 120lb, and my only exercise consists of walking and yoga. So it was more than enough calories.

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on April 01, 2013
at 07:16 PM

More CCK is released in response to unsaturated fats than the saturated ones used by the OP.

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on April 01, 2013
at 07:15 PM

More CCK is released by unsaturated fats than the saturated ones used by the OP.

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on April 01, 2013
at 07:10 PM

Here's a link to several studies on fat and satiety that I posted in another thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/155875/addressing-fats-benefits-and-drawbacks/155886#155886

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on April 01, 2013
at 06:57 PM

The study you linked to only demonstrates that fat consumption produces *some* satiating effect. Unfortunately the effect is quite small, especially in comparison to more traditional paleo foods like meat and starchy tubers.

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on April 01, 2013
at 06:49 PM

@NBS... CCK (Cholecystokinin) is released on fat consumption and is an hunger suppressant.

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on April 01, 2013
at 06:42 PM

it's not a myth: *Hunger ratings after the consumption of the fat-free muffins were significantly higher than those after the consumption of the canola oil muffins, peanut oil muffins, and butter muffins. The results of this study suggest that free-living subjects have higher energy intake in the 24 hours after they are covertly served fat-free foods as their first meal of the day.* i.e. Subjects were less hungry after eating muffins made with fat, and ate fewer calories the rest of the day. http://crsps.net/site/wp-content/downloads/Peanut/Inventoried%208.14/7-2003-4-1100.pdf

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on April 01, 2013
at 06:12 PM

@Nasty It's not a myth, but there's lot of individual variability. For me, for example, fat is satiating but I don't insist it's true for everyone else, too.

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on April 01, 2013
at 05:55 PM

It's a myth. Fat actually has a very low satiety rating.

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on April 01, 2013
at 05:51 PM

Wait...is the cup of cream an April Fool's thing?

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on April 01, 2013
at 05:31 PM

Eat steak and potatoes instead

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 01, 2013
at 05:40 PM

Eat some plants. This ain't Atkins.

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on April 01, 2013
at 05:36 PM

there is also a volume aspect to foods. Add a cup of spinach and a small potato and remove the heavy cream and you should be pretty full.

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on April 02, 2013
at 06:51 AM

When I experimented (briefly; I was curious) with an 80% fat diet, I used dairy fat to reach the goal percentage. My calories went from 1500-1800 a day to 2200-2400 but I was perpetually ravenous. I'm not a person with an overly active appetite at all; it was way outside my norm. I quickly abandoned the plan. A more rational fat/protein/carbs mix was far better for satiation, especially the protein.

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on April 01, 2013
at 06:36 PM

I am always hungry after eating eggs unless I eat meat with them or have another meal later. There doesn't seem to be a number of eggs that will leave me full for the day.

Based on that, I use them as a tasty side dish but never the entree.

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on April 01, 2013
at 05:44 PM

doesn't sound like that strategy is working then. carbohydrates and vegetables...

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on April 01, 2013
at 05:40 PM

Throw some meat in there. It's more filling.

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on April 02, 2013
at 02:16 PM

Yeah for me fat doesn't do it either, protein and starch are satiating the most, I think alcohol is third after those 2 but im not entirely sure, someone correct me if im wrong, and even if im right i dont reccommend hitting up the scotch :P

like a previous poster said, steak and potato's is definately the way to go

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on April 01, 2013
at 06:42 PM

I also find that fat is not particularly satisfying. High protein, on the other hand, fills me up. For me, tuna is great because it is very high protein. also, the omega 3 in fish helps your brain to know when you are satisfied. It's a reason why people supplement with fish oil.

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on April 01, 2013
at 06:18 PM

That's not low-carb; it's no-carb. If you've been eating carbs on a more or less normal basis until now, cold turkey from carbs can make you feel kinda rocky even if the calories are through the roof. It took me a while to adjust to low carb so no-carb can be even weirder.

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on April 01, 2013
at 06:14 PM

Are you generally eating VLC? How long have you been doing that? If your body is NOT in ketosis, it wants sugar and you just gave it none.

Also, if you feel you're hungry right after eating, wait for half an hour and re-evaluate. Satiety is not immediate.

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