Which causes satiation and maintains satiety, protein or fat?
There has been a bit of debate whether protein is satiating or fats.
Popular press says protein, as does Dukan. Bernstein says fat.
My N=1 says fat is much more satiating, protein stimulates blood glucose therefore insulin. It may be that the included fats in meat are sufficient fat for satiation in some people. I have tried coconut oil, fat soup, salad with dressing as fat with no protein. The dressing contained Canola oil, but it is mono, 15% O6, 7%O3 and a bit of saturated. The least damaging of the manufactured oils, but without the taste of olive oil. I do not like olive oil's taste.
Ham and pork sausages were the leanest meat I could find, and these are not very effective at satiation. Fat beef burgers are sometimes satiating, and less some days. There is a relationship with the color, aka fat content, regardless of what the package says. Some of the lean is not so lean, and some of the regular is not so fat. I would not be surprised to find the difference was the label some days.
Fat wins. Salad with dressing is a doable lunch, without proteins.
Beth; your suggestion of coconut oil works well, and got me started on this bent.
It is my conclusion that since the hunger sensation that I feel is removed by fat; I will just consider it a call for fats. It may be just the stomach or liver first cry for energy. These two usually have the first pass effect, taking their fuel first from the food intake, hence, are in a good place, well positioned, to call for food.
Any comments? Which do you think is more satiating?