Satiety is related to a sense of fullness and loss of hunger. Measurement of satiety is a subjective process. Linear visual analog scales are used by many psychology and nutrition researchers to measure both feelings. A satiety index has also been developed, showing that foods provide different levels of satiety (see chart).

Oatmeal provides a higher level of satiety than many other breakfast foods.Delayed satiety contributes to overeating. On a physiological level, satiety inhibits ghrelin, a stomach hormone that increases hunger, and stimulates leptin, a hormone produ…

Satiety index for various foods, compared to white bread = 100.From Holt et al. (1995).

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