Women's Health South Africa|August 2020
Mechanically speaking, feeling hungry comes down to hormones. “One in the stomach, called ghrelin, stimulates hunger and, an hour or so after you last ate, your levels slowly creep up and act on the appetite sensors in your brain to encourage you to eat food,” says endocrinology professor Kevin Murphy. Between 10 and 20 minutes after a meal, hormones associated with satiety (CCK, GLP-1 and PPY, fellow nerds) peak, keeping you full until the next feed. Protein and fibre-filled foods sustain these guys for longer, FYI.
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