All this talk of eating fat to satiety is a little confusing for me. I don’t think I know what that would feel like.
If I eat a big serving of meat (i.e. mostly protein), at some point it suddenly becomes difficult to eat and the idea of eating the remaining meat will seem incredibly unappetising. I assume this is what people refer to as satiation. (It’s not the same feeling I got when I was carb-fed and would sometimes stuff myself silly; in that case, I think my stomach was just literally full). This satiation seems to happen whether it’s a fatty or lean cut of meat.
Still, I’ve never got that feeling from food that is primarily fat. I feel like I could eat cheese, or butter, or cream all day.
I don’t think I’m the only one. This part of Amy Berger’s post on gluconeogenesis resonated with me:
Protein takes a long time to digest. There’s a reason it’s so satiating. (People say fat is the most filling and satiating. You’ve probably seen this everywhere: “If you’re hungry, eat more fat!” I have not found this to be true at all. Protein is what fills me up, or maybe protein with fat, but fat, by itself, does nothing for me. Massive amounts of butter don’t fill me up. Massive amounts of mayonnaise don’t fill me up. But a big steak? A big pork chop? I’ll be plenty full after that, even without adding any extra fat to it.)
For people who eat fat to satiety, what does this actually feel like, and why do you think I’ve never experienced it?