Scientists have discovered that a full stomach is part of what causes someone to be satisfied after a meal. One’s body relies on hormones and stretch receptors to to achieve a full feeling of the stomach.
The same scientists have also discovered that eating too fast was found to be an important indicator in consuming too many units of energy, weight gain and is pivotal in the development of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Studies have found out that people who eat at a slower rate can be able to control their energy intake and remain satisfied for a longer time according to Meena Shah, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Christian University.
A major hormone that is affected by eating too fast is called leptin. Leptin is produced in one’s fat cells and delivered to the brain to regulate fat burning, hunger and cravings.
Leptin also interacts with a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine is associated with a feeling of pleasure after eating.