Part 5 – Eat Lean Protein
Including lean protein into your meals satisfies your hunger for longer. You feel full longer and there eat less. Why? When we eat our digestive system produces a hormone called PYY which is released into the bloodstream. This hormone informs a part of our brain that we have eaten and reduces the feeling of hunger.
It has been shown that lean protein causes more PYY to be produced therefore giving us a feeling of satisfaction for longer, so you hunger pangs are controlled. Presumably the Atkins diet is based on this premise.