“Obese Stomachs Tell Us Diets Are Doomed to Fail” – ScienceDaily

According to a new study, the nerves in the stomach that signal fullness to the brain become desensitized when a high-fat diet is consumed and significant weight is gained (obesity). Even if the diet is corrected and fat lost, the nerves won’t go back to normal.

This means more food would need to be consumed to reach the same level of fullness as someone who has always had a healthy diet. Researchers think this could be one of the main reasons why a lot of people who lose weight/fat on a diet eventually put it back on.

More information is available through ScienceDaily here.


About cassiedawson

Cassandra (preferably Cassie) Dawson, from Newcastle, Australia.

Posted on September 23, 2013, in Nutrition/Food and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow, that’s really interesting. Does that mean people who have to eat way more to feel full should just load up on lots of low-calorie vegetables so they don’t overeat?

    • I’d say if it fits within your daily goals, extra vegetables is a great thing.. definitely a much better choice then loading up on extra carbohydrates just to feel full. The way I see it is unprocessed/healthy foods are higher in quality and make you feel fuller so going for quality over quantity is always a good choice.

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