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Can wheat be satiating?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Sometimes I feel like I cannot be satiated on just paleo...I feel like if I add a piece of bread to the end of my meal when I don't feel "complete" I will feel more satiated. Does anyone else feel this way? Can be wheat be satiating?

81181cab058dd652659e4bb2e6f25843

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on October 17, 2012
at 09:22 PM

I need a study that has shown this to be so. No study I've read has shown any affect of exorphins on satiety or "satisfaction". Please respond.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on September 14, 2012
at 07:35 PM

Yep, I agree. More starchy carbs.

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on September 14, 2012
at 07:04 PM

its definitely just habit. but that being said if you want a slice of bread, have it. if eating bread doesn't bother you why avoid it?

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on September 14, 2012
at 04:34 PM

It's hard to describe how I feel after meals now that I've eliminated grains and controlled carbs--SATISFIED, not full and bloated, not sleepy and tired. Just incredibly comfortable. It takes a while to recognize that as the right way to feel after a meal.

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Yep...standard addictive substance reaction.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:47 PM

sorry, that's coconut milk :)

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:46 PM

Try a piece of dark chocolate, or some frozen berries and coconut oil blended, completes the meal for me yum yum :)

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:36 PM

True. I have to agree with Dr. Morris on this. I have the same problem but with dessert. Even though I feel full I don't feel like my meal is complete without something sweet at the end. It's definitely psychological and I'm trying to kick the habit.

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:32 PM

How long have you been avoiding bread? maybe its force of habit that makes you feel incomplete. Like the cigarette smoker on the nicotine patch missing the activity of smoking?

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Wheat triggers exorphins that give you an immediate feeling of satisfaction--for a short period of time. And then you start craving more and more.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 14, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Yep...standard addictive substance reaction.

81181cab058dd652659e4bb2e6f25843

(528)

on October 17, 2012
at 09:22 PM

I need a study that has shown this to be so. No study I've read has shown any affect of exorphins on satiety or "satisfaction". Please respond.

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De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:34 PM

In my experience a macro-balanced meal is most satiating.. throw in a sweet potato or some rice.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on September 14, 2012
at 07:35 PM

Yep, I agree. More starchy carbs.

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:56 PM

I often struggled with feeling satiated when I first changed my eating habits. I realized that particularly grains, sugar, and dairy contributed to a kind of bloated and sleepy fullness I had come to connect with satisfaction from a meal. After a period of transition though, I started to enjoy feeling lighter and more energetic after meals. I learned to recognize different signals from my body telling me that my meal was enough.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on September 14, 2012
at 04:34 PM

It's hard to describe how I feel after meals now that I've eliminated grains and controlled carbs--SATISFIED, not full and bloated, not sleepy and tired. Just incredibly comfortable. It takes a while to recognize that as the right way to feel after a meal.

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on September 14, 2012
at 03:13 PM

I had similar issues within the first couple of weeks of going paleo...I just had a weird empty feeling in my stomach, even when I knew I was full. I felt like I needed the bread to "soak up" that weird feeling...if that makes any sense!

I'm not sure what that was all about, but it did go away. I still have occasional cravings, but they are manageable and usually if I eat something starchy like potatoes the craving goes away.

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