The Reasons People Are Hungry & Gain Weight After Eating Fatty Food

Why Are You So Hungry After Eating Greasy And Fatty Food?


According to recent research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, greasy and fatty food can increase your appetite for many days afterwards.

Maybe that could explain the number of fast fatty food addicts who are obese ?!

Our Ancestors And Meat

The research findings which appear to explain why you feel extra hungry after a weekend of eating pizza, burgers and cheesy fries, and it hearken back to a time when our ancestors gorged on fatty food, such as meat, whenever it became available, because they didn’t know when their next successful hunt would provide more food.

How The Studies Were Conducted

In the study, researchers gave two types of fat to mice in addition to their regular diets.
One was palmitic acid, a saturated fat found in beef, butter, cheese and palm oil.
The other, oleic acid, which is a healthier fat common in found in olive oil, fish, nuts and soybeans.

After just three days the brains of the mice being given palmitic acid became resistant to the appetite-suppressing hormones leptin and insulin.

The mice being given oleic acid did not react in the same way.

And How About Humans?

Similar research on humans work suggests that the same holds true for them too.

Author Deborah Clegg, Ph.D., R.D., at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas recommends.

  • Do your best to resume a healthy diet after a weekend binge.
  • Start meals with salads instead of bread.
  • Replace alcoholic beverages with water.
  • And eat more slowly by putting your fork down between bites: it normally takes about 20 minutes for your body to register fullness.

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One comment on “The Reasons People Are Hungry & Gain Weight After Eating Fatty Food

  1. I actually noticed this.

    After eating pasta and guacamole the other I wasn’t hungry a few hours later or even when I woke up the next day.

    If I have pizza in the evening I wake up ravenous the next day.

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