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What's more filling, fat or proteins?

Kimber1012001Kimber1012001 Posts: 30Member, Premium Member Posts: 30Member, Premium Member
Hey all,

Heres a stumper for you...I can eat 2 slices of store bought pizza (with like a good thick crust) and feel satiated for hrs but I eat a healthy salad w beans, quinoa, veggies, olive oil dressing, the whole nine yards and I'm hungry in an hr.

What gives? Is it the fat in the cheese that's making me full? The bread?

Thank you!!

Kimberly
edited March 2016
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  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,764Member Member Posts: 36,764Member Member
    I'm pretty sure it's an individual thing...I don't think satiety is universal. Personally, whole grains and starches fill me up more than anything.

    That said, I'm pretty sure a salad isn't going to fill me up...I'd much prefer to have 4-6 ounces of some kind of lean protein along with a cup or so of whatever veg and about a cooked cup of some kind of grain...that would fill me up. Even with the toppings you noted, they would be a relatively small part of the salad and wouldn't fill me up. If I have a salad, it's usually in conjunction with something else...like maybe I'd throw about 4 ounces of chicken breast on there or something.
  • Tweaking_TimeTweaking_Time Posts: 734Member Member Posts: 734Member Member
    Bacon and peanut butter...either answer is correct. B)

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    Seriously though - I think a combo of lean protein with some fat is my favorite. But then again, I love a grilled rib-eye steak (but I will trim the big globs of fat).
  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Posts: 13,589Member Member Posts: 13,589Member Member
    Hey all,

    Heres a stumper for you...I can eat 2 slices of store bought pizza (with like a good thick crust) and feel satiated for hrs but I eat a healthy salad w beans, quinoa, veggies, olive oil dressing, the whole nine yards and I'm hungry in an hr.

    What gives? Is it the fat in the cheese that's making me full? The bread?

    Thank you!!

    Kimberly

    Are those 2 options similar in calories? It sounds like the pizza would be higher, but you don't give serving sizes. If the pizza is higher then I'd say it's the calories keeping you full longer.

    I find fat and protein usually about equal for satiety.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 28,679Member Member Posts: 28,679Member Member
    I'm guessing that pizza has a lot more fat to it than the salad you described. If I have a salad with sufficient fat and protein I am satisfied. If I ate the salad you described, I would not be happy for very long. It's a matter of the amount of fat/protein for me. I also agree with N2E, how many calories are we talking for each?
    edited March 2016
  • HazelTrisEverdeenHazelTrisEverdeen Posts: 618Member Member Posts: 618Member Member
    For me, usually both fat and protein fill me up. But I have days when salad fills me up, and days when eating all the fat or protein in the world can't fill me up. It's unpredictable.
  • zyxstzyxst Posts: 9,145Member Member Posts: 9,145Member Member
    Depends on the person. Carbs, especially the "bad" carbs, are most filling for me.
  • arditarosearditarose Posts: 15,610Member Member Posts: 15,610Member Member
    Yep, satiety is personal. I basically can't eat many carbs in a deficit. I will be hungry immediately after I finish eating. I would be way more full with a huge salad, including a lot of protein from a lean meat source. The salad could have very little fat, and veggies the only source of carbs.
  • stealthqstealthq Posts: 4,307Member Member Posts: 4,307Member Member
    It's an individual thing.

    And it isn't just based on macros - that's the physical aspect. There's psychology behind it, too. If you really want something warm and gooey and eat something cold and crunchy, you're not likely to be satisfied even you overate.
  • DorkothyParkerDorkothyParker Posts: 618Member Member Posts: 618Member Member
    It's a synergy for me. Assuming I am hungry when I eat these things, if I just have lean protein (chicken breast), I would not be satisfied. If I just have coconut oil in my coffee, I am not satisfied. But together, even calories being the same, I am more satisfied. However, if I have eaten earlier in the day, adding fat keeps things going whereas adding protein does not. I hope I explained that well.
    Carbs generally make me hungry an hour later (might be mental more so than physical, admittedly).

    Recipe for peanut butter bacon balls, please?
    edited March 2016
  • lithezebralithezebra Posts: 3,684Member Member Posts: 3,684Member Member
    Fat does it for me. The least hungry I've ever felt is when I've had heavy cream for breakfast, and nothing else all day. It was an experiment, and obviously, not something I'll do often.
  • snikkinssnikkins Posts: 1,282Member Member Posts: 1,282Member Member
    zyxst wrote: »
    Depends on the person. Carbs, especially the "bad" carbs, are most filling for me.

    Same.

    Also, are the peanut butter bacon balls an example of a "fat bomb?" Because that sounds incredibly gross.
  • rainbowbowrainbowbow Posts: 7,497Member Member Posts: 7,497Member Member
    I think it depends on that food specifically.

    For example, both potatoes and oatmeal (carbs) keep me full for hours.

    But so does some high fat food like cheese fries, cheesecake, gelato.

    Then theres some food high in protein- faux meats, tofu, beans/lentils.

    So... really i think it depends on your specifically. I don't think it's one macronutrient in particular that is "super duper filling". There's plenty of foods high in these macronutrients which don't keep me full at all... like protein drinks, bread, apples, etc.
    edited March 2016
  • SugarbeatSugarbeat Posts: 825Member Member Posts: 825Member Member
    I can eat half of a large pizza, still feel hungry and be craving ice cream within an hour. If I eat the same amount of calorie in meat, veg, and fat I can go hours without feeling hungry and when I do get hungry I'm still ok for awhile. All that to say I think it depends on the person. At the end of the day it's your diet and your body so you have to do what works for you. My daughters, who have no issues with insulin like me, love pizza piled high with veggies so there are ways to make pizza healthier if one feels the needs.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    Fat doesn't fill me up at all -- wish it did. It's basically protein and fiber. Legumes are quite filling for me, one of the most filling things I eat. Volume matters for me too.
  • eric_sg61eric_sg61 Posts: 2,931Member Member Posts: 2,931Member Member
    Satiety studies show fat is the least satiating. Boiled potato being highest on the list of most satiating.
  • MakePeasNotWarMakePeasNotWar Posts: 1,336Member Member Posts: 1,336Member Member
    I find fibre to be the biggest factor in feeling physically satiated, but I can sometimes feel strangely "full but unfulfilled" if I don't add at least a little fat. High fat without plenty of fibre doesn't make much of a dent in my appetite, though.

    So far, veggie and bean chili with 1/2 an avocado or a couple of cups of fresh strawberries and bananas with 2 Tbsp of sunflowers are the most filling combinations I've found, calorie for calorie.
  • DorkothyParkerDorkothyParker Posts: 618Member Member Posts: 618Member Member
    I found the recipe: http://dudefoods.com/deep-fried-bacon-wrapped-peanut-butter-balls/
    It's not a "fat bomb" but could possibly be one? I don't do a lot of weird keto cooking, but maybe coconut or almond flour can be used in place of flour & panko?

    Everything in moderation, right? >:)
  • lithezebralithezebra Posts: 3,684Member Member Posts: 3,684Member Member
    Filling and satiating are two different things. Water fills me up, especially the water in vegetables and fruits. Fat turns off my appetite.
  • eric_sg61eric_sg61 Posts: 2,931Member Member Posts: 2,931Member Member
    Drink your daily calories in cooking oil, I am sure it will fill you up all day long :rolleyes
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