Expected Satiety: Application to Weight Management and Understanding Energy Selection in Humans

Ciarán G. Forde, Eva Almiron-Roig, Jeffrey Michael Brunstrom

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Recent advances in the approaches used to quantify expectations of satiation and satiety have led to a better understanding of how humans select and consume food, and the associated links to energy intake regulation. When compared calorie for calorie some foods are expected to deliver several times more satiety than others, and multiple studies have demonstrated that people are able to discriminate between similar foods reliably and with considerable sensitivity. These findings have implications for the control of meal size and the design of foods that can be used to lower the energy density of diets. These methods and findings are discussed in terms of their implications for weight management. The current paper also highlights why expected satiety may also play an important role beyond energy selection, in moderating appetite sensations after a meal has been consumed, through memory for recent eating and the selection of foods across future meals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-140
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Obesity Reports
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Nutrition and Behaviour


  • Expected satiety
  • Portion selection
  • Food intake


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