The “eat big soup” rule

This comes from Deborah Enos, the “One Minute Wellness Coach: Apparently if your soup has big chunks of veggies in it, you will feel fuller and eat 20% fewer calories than if your soup is pureed.

I wondered why this could be and decided it’s because (in general) the harder you have to work for your food, the less you eat of it. Not because you get physically tired of eating (ha) but because after a certain point of effort something clicks in your brain–the “I have eaten” switch, for lack of a better term.

Think of the incredible amount of energy you put into eating an artichoke. (Which are only 60 calories!) Potato chips, on the other hand, require no effort at all. Which is why you can eat, and eat, and eat……


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