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Ever gone to bed feeling stuffed after a buffet only to wake up the next
day hungrier than ever. Don't worry, your stomach didn't expand
overnight. Experts aren't quite sure what's causing this sensation, but
there are several plausible theories.
The thing about big meals is that they tend to include foods that are decadent rather than nutritious. Think starchy vegetables like mashed potatoes, white dinner rolls, cake, etc. Such foods that fall high on the glycemic index can make your blood sugar spike, causing a surge of insulin to drag it back down.
It is this quick vacillation in blood sugar can cause a disruption to the normal cycle of leptin, which is a hormone secreted by the fat cells that signals to the brain when you've had enough to eat. Foods that cause this type of response can encourage what is sometimes termed "fullness resistance." So in theory, gorging on veggies, whole grains and lean protein are less likely to create the same effect.
So what can a person do to avoid the dreaded after-binge binge? While it's best to just avoid it in the first place, you can also try going for foods that will keep you full longer. And if you happen to forget this tip, be sure to eat a sensible, filling breakfast the morning after your binge (no skipping breakfast!)