How Big is an Empty Stomach?

How Big is an Empty Stomach?

Your stomach expands to accommodate the food you eat; up to 10 times its original size. We recommend eating nutrient-dense foods in small portions.

It can take up to 20 minutes for the chemicals that tell your body that you are hungry to be reabsorbed and replaced by those that signal fullness. This is why doctors recommend you stop eating when you are satiated, rather than full.

Food for thought next time your belly is on your mind.

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Posted Aug 11, 2011
 
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