The reason we eat more of one food than another is complex. Fundamentally, your appetite is driven by your innate survival instinct (rather than your desire to see your abs or look good naked).
When you’re starving hungry, you instinctively know what foods will help you refuel quickly. Rather than broccoli and chicken breast, we reach for our favourite energy-dense “comfort foods”.
But if you want to find a way to eat less without fighting against your hunger monster, you need to find foods with higher satiety to calorie ratio.
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Countless studies have tried to understand why we overeat. But, unfortunately, they are rarely helpful.
But now, with the widespread use of food tracking apps, we can identify the properties of our food that help us to reduce our intake and tame our hunger monster rather than forever being a slave to our appetite.