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Post Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:29 am 

 


I saw briefly on the Oprah show yesterday Dr. Oz talking about secrets to longevity. One place they talked about were the people living in Okinawa, Japan. The people living there recited some words before every meal which reminded them to stop eating when they are 80 percent full.

Dr. Oz talked about how it takes us 20 minutes to get that full feeling. A chemical called gremlin tells us when we are full and that chemical takes about 20 minutes to work. So if we stop eating when we are 80 percent full, 20 minutes later we will feel just right, rather than over stuffed and sorry that we have eaten too much.

Dr. Oz suggests to always wait at least 30 minutes after dinner before eating dessert because by then you might realize you are full and don't want any.


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Are you sure that wasn't "Ghrelin", the proverbial "gremlin" of hormones ? :)

It sure makes that whole not eating after midnight thing from the Gremlins movies make more sense.


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Oh yeah, I think you are right, the chemical is called ghrelin! Woops! :oops:


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I think I could wait 20 minutes and be full and still want dessert... Dessert isn't a fullness issue... it is a satisfied issue... I want all of my cravings met after the meal is over... not just the hunger. Maybe I should only eat until I am 70% full, that way I can save room for the dessert I am going to eat regardless of if I am full or not!


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I agree. Even Oprah told Dr. Oz on her show that most of the time people aren't eating the dessert after dinner because they are still hungry. Mostly it is because we like the way it tastes! But still, if you stop eating when you are 80% full, maybe you won't be as full after you eat your dessert!


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Why don't we have icecream-flavored vegetables yet ?


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:55 pm 

 


You mean there isn't green bean ice cream out there somewhere? Hey, that rhymes.
We have

carrot cake!!
applesauce cake
apple fritters
fruit cake (that's a yuck if we were playing the Yuck or Yum game)
banana bread
and strawberry shortcake!! Aren't those all good for us :?: :haha:


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I'm sorry...my mistake...I left out the word "flavored"


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How do we know when we are 80 percent full?


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:04 pm 

 


That's a good question! I haven't figured that part out yet and I'm really good at eating past the 80% full mark, so I need to work on it. I'll let you know if I figure a way out!


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