Did you know that certain foods make you feel satiated while some doesn’t make you feel full no matter how much you consume it?
I had a very informative session recently at the screening room, hosted by Soyjoy and Ogilvy. Their main event was to watching the famous documentary, Supersize me – in which a man attempts to consume only McDonald’s items for 30 days.
Having already watched this movie some while back, the show did not have the same effect as it did the first time that I watched it. Then I avoided fast food restaurants for some while but afterwards I think that eating in moderation and coupled with exercise is the key to a healthy body.
Its always easy to put the blame on fast food restaurants, but then again we have the freedom of choice of the things that we do to our body.
Like how the inspirational story of how Honeymeow whom I had the pleasure to meet for the first time. In about a year, she has lost her weight from 100kg to about 67kg at the present moment through her dietary intake and exercise.
Personally for me, losing weight hasn’t been the easiest thing to do.
Even after exercising regularly after about a year, I haven’t lost any weight at all! Although I do feel much fitter than I did a years ago.
The issue for me I suppose is that I love food so much. I’m not willing to give good food up! And as we all know, we can only lose weight when the calories that we exercise is more than the food that we eat.
I once had this conversation with my family doctor :
Me : I wish I could lose weight
Doc : Then you’d have to eat less.
Me : But I exercise!
Doc : Correct, but you still need to consume less food. What do you eat for breakfast?
Me : Usually Nasi Lemak, stuff like that.
Doc : You should eat only two pieces of wholewheat bread in the morning.
Me : What?! Only bread?! I’ll feel hungry!
Doc : Its all in your mind because its your habit
And in a way, I suppose that Doc had a point. During the fasting month, I find my food intake decrease as the weeks progress.
But I would like to have another opinion. Thus I was glad to have met Soo Lin, a chief dietitian for NUH who educated us about Glycemic Index.
In a nutshell, all foods are categorized into different levels of GI which affects the satiety level. There are some food that can make you feel full without eating much of it, such as a bowl of oats, whereas I can polish off a tray of sushi with no problem at all.
But I was surprised when I ate a bar of Soyjoy. There were a number of bars on the table. I don’t normally like soy but it looked like regular chocolate bars. Insouciantly, I took a bite. Although it wasn’t as sweet as a chocolate bar, it was still pleasant. I snacked on a banana afterwards.
That was when I realised that I felt rather full. How strange.
The feeling lasted till hours since I reached home even. It was an unfamiliar feeling for me as by this time, I would have munched on a burger or something substantial.
Wow. Imagine snacking on this on a more regular basis. It could probably aid in my food cravings 🙂
Have you ever eaten food that made you feel full before?
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