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    Vit. B – the hunger vitamin?

    Alright, I have noticed it before – food high in B–vitamins gives me hunger pangs! I have for sure experienced it from Brewers yeast, B-complex vitamins and also when I years ago got intra muscular B-complex due to low iron depots. Cereals, bread and corn are foods usually high in B vitamins also give many people hunger and cravings. And my last tryout, a synthetic B-complex gives me more hunger for sure, so what do you think, is it possible that it is vitamin B that makes people overeat due to creating hunger and cravings?

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    I doubt it's the Vit. B. The foods you name are also HIGH in carbs, and that is what stimulates hunger because of the high insulin response that soon drops the blood sugar level too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmie View Post
    I doubt it's the Vit. B. The foods you name are also HIGH in carbs, and that is what stimulates hunger because of the high insulin response that soon drops the blood sugar level too low.
    Except insulin doesn't stimulate hunger, it reduces it.

    Glucose reduces hunger more than fat. People around here think fat is satiating because it's attached to protein and they confuse the two. Protein is satiating, not fat. Take steamed chicken breast and pork sausage. Place a pound of each on a plate. I guarantee you'll consume nearly double the calories from pork sausage even though it's loaded with fat while the chicken breast is nearly fat free. It's very hard to overconsume carbohydrate and protein unless it is loaded with fat (chicken wings vs chicken breast, boiled potatoes vs baked potatoes loaded with sour cream and butter, straight flour vs cake...which has more calories from fat than sugars, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    Except insulin doesn't stimulate hunger, it reduces it.

    Glucose reduces hunger more than fat. People around here think fat is satiating because it's attached to protein and they confuse the two. Protein is satiating, not fat. Take steamed chicken breast and pork sausage. Place a pound of each on a plate. I guarantee you'll consume nearly double the calories from pork sausage even though it's loaded with fat while the chicken breast is nearly fat free. It's very hard to overconsume carbohydrate and protein unless it is loaded with fat (chicken wings vs chicken breast, boiled potatoes vs baked potatoes loaded with sour cream and butter, straight flour vs cake...which has more calories from fat than sugars, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    i don't know what planet you live on... but it's not mine

    are you an illegal immigrant from mars?

    Hard to overeat protein and carbs? So the low fat craze that worked out so well right? Nah, I'm good with protein and fat for primary fuel with a bit of carbs for that "overdrive" speed when needed. Funny how things work out... thats about the proportions our bodies are made of and the proportions we tend to catabolize to when fasting! Sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    i don't know what planet you live on... but it's not mine

    are you an illegal immigrant from mars?
    They actually did a study to see why Atkins diet worked and did a documentary on it. They found the biggest reason Atkins worked was people consumed less calories, even though they could eat what they wanted. They then went on to see what it was that filled up people. They found it was protein.

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    Zero carbs in synthetic B-complex and B-complex injections, and "only" around 50 % carbs in Brewers yeast! Those things gives me more hunger pangs than almost any other foods that I know, included pure sugar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbag View Post
    Zero carbs in synthetic B-complex and B-complex injections, and "only" around 50 % carbs in Brewers yeast! Those things gives me more hunger pangs than almost any other foods that I know, included pure sugar...
    None of those are food though .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    None of those are food though .....
    ...And that's exactely my point! What's up with vitamin B, one or various from the B-complex that creates hunger or stimulates appetite and makes you want to eat more? I have seen studies on rodents, and if I remember correctly also some old studies on humans, where Brewers yeast makes rodents/humans gain weight, so I wonder if this is related to some of the B-vitamins? A possibilty is that the B-vitamins increase the metabolism, makes you spend more energy and because of that you get hungry faster! Here an article that alludes that as a possibility:

    Why Do Vitamins Make You Hungry? | eHow.com

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    Isn't it because the chicken breast it a bit dry and bland that it is hard to overeat?

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