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  •  Eating small meals more frequently isn't really (2+ / 0-)
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    eating less.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 08:01:56 AM PDT

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    •  True, but the (1+ / 0-)
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      stomach stays smaller because it does not have to expand for large meals and the metabolism is tweaked more frequently.

      •  There's no evidence that stomach size under (0+ / 0-)

        normal circumstances (e.g.., no stapling) determines overall energy intake.

        The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

        by accumbens on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 10:54:53 AM PDT

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    •  accumbens, it can very definitely be less, but (1+ / 0-)
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      that's not the point.  If we eat larger amounts of food the body calls for more insulin.  If someone has an impaired ability to process then that's where the problem lies as far as weight.  Gotta run, no time to say more, but smaller meals keep blood sugar balanced.  The person could be less hungry and actually eat less or be able to make choices that work better rather than being so hungry they eat more before their stomach knows it's full. It takes a while for the satiety hormones to kick in.

      Gotta leave. Sorry!

      Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.~ Howard Zinn

      by ParkRanger on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 10:40:22 AM PDT

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      •  You assume control of blood sugar is what's (0+ / 0-)

        driving hunger.  It's not.

        The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

        by accumbens on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 10:53:15 AM PDT

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        •  The person writing this diary said they had (0+ / 0-)

          type 2 diabetes and is talking about losing weight/or not losing it.  The bodies ability to convert glucose to energy is impaired so, yes, the person can feel hunger if blood sugar is out of whack.

          It's too big a topic to talk about in a comment.  There are other articles about insulin production and diabetes if you feel you need that information.  Here's a good article about big meals and diabetes.  

          Diabetics Should Avoid Eating Large Meals

          Eating more often, but smaller amounts at a time, is a good idea for everybody, but it can be particularly helpful for people who have Diabetes type 2....

          Eating smaller more frequent meals is great for appetite control. The more stable blood sugar keep us from getting overly hungry, which can lead to overeating or making high-fat or high-sugar food choices.

          Research has shown that obesity was less common in people who ate more frequent meals. People who eat smaller, more frequent meals are less likely to overeat at any meal.

          Larger meals flood your bloodstream with a load of fat, protein, and carbohydrate calories and your body has to get rid of any extra calories. Those calories are converted into fat and stored in your cells.....

          Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.~ Howard Zinn

          by ParkRanger on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 04:37:58 PM PDT

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          •  Thanks for your comment; however, the (0+ / 0-)

            quote also assumes that blood sugar levels control food intake.  While it's true that severe hypoglycemia induced by injection of insulin can cause hunger, there is no good evidence that normal fluctuations in blood glucose do.  Also, changes in blood glucose are typically accompanied by other metabolic changes making it tenuous at best to attribute a change in appetite to glucose level.

            The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

            by accumbens on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 01:31:31 AM PDT

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      •  I should add that there's no evidence that stomach (0+ / 0-)

        fullness determines overall food intake.

        The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

        by accumbens on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 10:56:04 AM PDT

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