Have you heard the admonition to “eat to 80% full” and wait until the signal reaches the brain to feel full?
No doubt you’ll find that little weight loss tidbit sprinkled throughout various fitness magazine articles with such headlines as “Top Ten Tips for Staying Slim”, or “Five Ways to Eat Less”. (Side note: We want to be FIT, not slim. We want to eat MORE, not less. I digress.) That advice, however, is simply missing the bigger picture altogether. Frankly, it just doesn’t make sense.
Why would our bodies be designed so that when we actually felt full, we were really full 20% ago? So we over eat most of the time by 20%? Seems odd. Why not just feel full when we are full? That makes much more sense.
In fact, that’s the way it’s supposed to be. That is . . . if one very simple but very…
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