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The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on Hacking Hunger: Understanding the Drivers of Appetite
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The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on Hacking Hunger: Understanding the Drivers of Appetite
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We’re talking about the complex reasons behind our eating habits, exploring the distinction between true hunger and appetite, as well as the role of cravings. We challenge common beliefs about blood sugar levels and insulin’s impact on hunger, and highlight the surprising satiating power of foods like potatoes.

Expect to Learn:
• The differences between hunger (the body’s need for fuel) and appetite (the desire to eat, often influenced by psychological and environmental factors).
• How cravings fit into the hunger and appetite equation, and strategies for decoupling cravings from their triggers.
•  The surprising findings that higher carbohydrate foods, like potatoes, can be more satiating than high-fat foods, contrary to popular beliefs about blood sugar spikes and insulin.
•  The importance of creating an environment conducive to mindful eating, free from triggers and temptations that can lead to mindless consumption.
•  Practical tips for hacking hunger by focusing on whole, nutrient-dense foods that promote satiety and satisfaction.

Referenced Articles
Flint et al., 2007. Meta-analysis of insulin, glucose, appetite, and intake.
Gibbons et al., 2019. Defining appetite.
Guyenet & Schwartz, 2012. Blood glucose, insulin, and eating behavior.
Holt et al., 1995. Satiety Index of common foods.
Holt et al., 1996. Satiety, glucose and insulin responses, and subsequent food intake.
Pal & Ellis, 2010. Satiety, insulin, and intake with protein foods (e.g., whey)

Referenced Podcasts
on Intensity, Cortisol, and Weight Gain
on the Weight Loss Drug that Works

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