“Stop eating when you feel full”, say nutrition gurus. Fullness, in their opinion, indicates that the amount of consumed food is just right to keep you satisfied but prevent you from overeating.
Gurus, gurus, gurus... Do you even know what you are talking about? It is obvious that the meaning of the word fullness is thoroughly misunderstood. Fullness is “the state of being filled to capacity.” Ergo, when nutrition gurus tell us to stop eating when our stomachs are full, they imply that it is okay to fill our stomachs to capacity.
Our stomach can expand 50 times, from 80 ml to 4,000 ml. In practical terms it means that the human stomach holds 4 liters of food when full. Hey, nutrition gurus, is it the right amount of food to keep us satisfied and avoid overeating? I don’t think so.
Well, my fellow stomach owners, I have to break the news to you. When we experience fullness, it means that we’ve already consumed too much food. Way too much! And we all know what happens when we overeat - the superfluous food is turned into fat deposits.