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Are some stomachs more elastic than others?

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#1 InquilineKea

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:22 PM

in the sense that if you don't eat much, you won't get hungry easily. And if you're used to eating in large quantities (ugh, it's so difficult when vegetables taste SO amazing), how long does it take to transition to a smaller stomach?

Edited by InquilineKea, 23 March 2018 - 05:22 PM.

#2 mccoy

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:10 PM

Inquiline, very empirically speaking and from what other guys in this forum say, it appears that some people like myself feel pretty uncomfortable with a dilated stomach whereas others tolerate it pretty well.


That's the reason why I probably wouldn't do well with a single meal per day.


The reasons of the distress may be many, including probably a longer time requested for gastric digestion which would lengthen the dilation period.


In my case, the reasons why if you don't eat much, you won't get hungry easily, seem to be more of an hyppocampal provenance than gastric. That is, if I eat bland and unappetizing food, the brain downregulates the hunger and consequently I'll eat little, sometimes very little. This is in line with Stephen Guyenet's thesis in the 'hungry brain' book.


But if I eat little, very appetizing and savoury food, the brain will probably upregulate the hunger, regardless of gastric volume.

Edited by mccoy, 23 March 2018 - 06:13 PM.

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