I once summed up satiety as well I could have dreamed with something that sounded like, “When you’re eating real food, satiety is your best friend. When you’re eating poorly, satiety is your greatest enemy.” You see, the signals our body gives are important.
We aren’t supposed to live in a perpetual diet-mode that leaves us indefinitely hungry. Eat until you are full. That relationship of signaling can almost always tell you everything you need to know about portions and when and what to eat. If (and this is a big “if”) you’re eating quality food.
Processed foods aren’t apart of the signaling structure that can regulate one of the most basic elements of survival… nutrition. If you’re eating Frosted Flakes in the morning, you may run out of pantry supplies before you really capture satiety.
Don’t believe me? Have you ever seen the caloric equivalent of a Dominos pizza in lamb and seasonal vegetables? You’d need to be a competitive eater to put away dangerous amounts of anything real, which means satiety comes first (like it should) and you can go on your merry way fueled like a champion with a satisfied appetite.