There’s a name for this

British scientists have found that an ingredient, when added to daily food, can make people feel full and prevent weight gain.

It’s called “food”.

Works too. For over 50 years now I’ve found that if I add food to my food then I feel less hungry.

7 thoughts on “There’s a name for this”

  1. So Much for Subtlety

    Water. Drinking several large glasses of water before each meal results in eating less.

    For that matter – Fat. Eat more of it and you feel full.

    Basically you should ask your grandmother. Everything we have done since the 1950s has been a dead end and a complete waste of time. Ignore anything produced since Elvis was drafted.

  2. Satiety is pretty complicated in fact. Fatty acids with a chain length >12 make you feel full, those with a chain length <10 don't. Personally I can eat pasta without ever stopping, bread not.

  3. The answer for pasta is to cook it, cool it, and then reheat before serving. Apparently that makes it healthier in some way or other. Does it, I wonder, work for rice?

  4. Well done Timmy. You’ve discovered a simple principle: hormesis.
    I love it. You can always tell when you’ve got a nutter on your hands if you mention hormesis in relation to immigration, fluoride, radioactivity and a host of other chemical stuff based on that spawn of the devil, the periodic table.

  5. So Much for Subtlety

    bloke in france – “You can always tell when you’ve got a nutter on your hands if you mention hormesis in relation to immigration, fluoride, radioactivity and a host of other chemical stuff based on that spawn of the devil, the periodic table.”

    Surely you can tell when *they* mention it?

    And I think the evidence for hormesis in relation to alcohol and especially radiation is fairly strong. I speak as someone who is out and proud as far as nuttiness goes, but both of those ought to be fairly mainstream.

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