In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how certain foods have the ability to provide more fullness and help you overcome hunger faster.
Artificial sweeteners increase your appetite and make you more hungry
Artificial sweeteners in food and beverages are counter intuitive to providing fullness. They actually cause an increased desire for sweet foods. As found in this study,
“The discovery that intense sweetness takes precedence over cocaine, one of the most addictive and harmful substance currently known, suggest that highly sweetened beverages such as those widely available in modern human societies, may function as a super-normal stimuli.”(7)
Your hunger hormones may not be the reason you are hungry
When dealing with an out of control desire for certain foods, many believed that Ghrelin, our hunger hormone, potentially could be the cause. We discuss how this study was able to prove
“Ghrelin levels do not appear to correlate with weight change after Roux-en-y gastric bypass”(4)
Gut bacteria could be to blame for increases in hunger
Gut bacteria regulate metabolic pathways and modulate the physiological state of hunger or satiety. So growing and protecting your gut bacteria is important to controlling hunger.
Learn more about that connection here.
Our private facebook community (The Gastric Health Club) can help you overcome hunger and lose weight
If you need help eliminating artificial sweeteners or are simply needing to jump start weight loss after a stall. We encourage you to join our Gastric Health Club facebook community!!!
The Gastric Health Club is a supportive and active weight loss surgery community that rewards you for making healthy choices.
Here’s what one of our members has to say….
I loved the recipes… easy and my husband loved them, as did I. I felt full and satisfied. I have not had a low blood sugar since following your 10 Day Back on Track Class Meal Plan and that was my goal.
Plus, the loss of 4 pounds was an added bonus. Looking back I realize I was not eating the right foods therefore I was having low blood sugars. I have a whole new way of thinking when it comes to eating thanks to the Gastric Health Club and to you Dawn! Thanks!!
Your future health awaits…
8:25 Learn why whole real foods provide more fullness than packaged, processed, prepared, fast foods do
12:40 Learn what foods to eat for maximum fullness after WLS
15:45 Learn how artificial sweeteners increase your appetite for sweet foods
18:55 Learn about Ghrelin and Leptin your hunger and fullness hormones and how research shows after WLS hunger hormones are not the cause of weight regain
20:25 Learn what stimulates hunger and one simple thing you can do to help control it
24:20 Learn how gut bacteria have the ability to increase and decrease hunger
Listen, Learn, Enjoy…
References & Links:
- Gain weight by “going diet”? Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings
- Weight loss surgery: A gut wrenching question
- Probiotic treatment reduces appetite and glucose level in the zebrafish model
- Plasma Ghrelin levels and weight regain after roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery
- A role for sweet taste: calorie predictive relations in energy regulations by rats
- Artificial sweeteners produce the counterintuitive effect of inducing metabolic derangements
- Intense sweetness surpasses cocaine reward
- Effects of low dose non-caloric sweetener consumption on gut microbiota in mice
- Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering gut microbiota