Studies show that when given a portion that appears bigger from volume participants felt more satiated. Ex)took exactly same ingred and put them in a blender for different amounts of time which created more air the longer blended. When given to participants in three sizes ½ glass, ¾ glass and full glass the larger volume given the less eaten at the following lunch meal…despite the fact that the calories were the same in all three smoothies
Starting with chew toys as a baby we learn to put things in our mouth!
Portions have literally blown up…but we don’t want this to affect our weight! Have to make a serious effort to choose the smaller portion..now they make mini sized cans of many beverages to show people what a portion actually looks like
Juice is not ideal because it contains a lot more calories then the whole fruit and none of the fiber and some nutrients Although it is still nutritious and not a bad choice, it is not as satiating as the whole fruit As we saw with the water content in F/V…80=95% water you can satisfy thirst as well as hunger w/ F/V!