An RD-Approved Approach to Eating For Fullness and Satisfaction (

You’ve probably experienced it — the feeling after a meal when you’re pleasantly full but also mentally satisfied. You’re not thinking about food any longer, since what you consumed appealed to your taste buds and you took the time to slow down and thoroughly enjoy your meal. It’s distinct from just feeling full and perhaps still wondering if there is something else that would help you feel satisfied.
Many of us often eat just for fullness rather than fullness and satisfaction. Yet, both are important for a regular, consistent eating pattern and establishing a healthy relationship with food. While fullness encompasses more of the physical aftermath of eating, satisfaction involves the mental reflection and pleasure.