I love to feel full! Not stuffed, just full enough so I'm not thinking about food all the time. But that sensation of total satisfaction for me is rare. Sometimes even after a big meal, I still crave something sweet. But not if I start the day with a no-sugar breakfast. If my first meal of the day is an egg dish, or oatmeal without raisins or sugar or milk (lactose is sugar too), I can go for hours without thinking about food. When I get to the next meal, if I again don't have anything sweet, I never get a sweet craving. It turns out I can go all day like that. I'm so surprised to discover this. You might be too.
If you try it, let me know if you have the same experience, I'm really curious.
This morning I'm going to have leftover chicken soup for breakfast. Why not?
According to Lustig, sugar in large quantities drives up insulin secretion. This insulin floods the brain, and in particular the hypothalamus, which regulates energy use in the body. As a result, leptin, a hormone that tells the brain when the body needs more or less energy, can't get its signal to the hypothalamus because the insulin blocks the way.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/12/MNGBUKHEOM1.DTL