I'm trying to analyze what makes one food more filling and satisfying than another. I know it sounds basic, but I think truly understanding this might help me to plan a more satisfying weight loss program. Could it be the water weight or the amount of indigestible fiber? Or could it be the caloric density , net carbohydrate levels, or maybe it has something to do with vitamins?
Assume that you could only eat one cup of a single food. What would be the most filling/satisfying and what would be the least? For example, 1 cup of macaroni is much more filling than one cup of shredded lettuce. Please post comments stating which foods you find most and least satisfying. Once I get a list, I am going to look for patterns in their nutritional composition.