Think about what happens when you’re starting a fire. Maybe you light the end of a newspaper and put it under some small sticks. This is good to get a rapid burning flame started, but what you want to do is to get some bigger logs burning for a long-lasting fire.
When you eat simple carbohydrates, it’s like burning paper. You get an immediate burst of energy, but it doesn’t last.
When you eat fat, it’s like burning a bigger log. It’s a slow burn that lasts much longer. (Protein is kind of an in-between burn.)
How does this play out in our daily food choices? In my opinion, it has everything to do with how satisfied we are after a meal.
Let’s say that you’re eating some steamed broccoli with a skinless chicken breast. Yes, it’s Kaufmann 1. But you may find yourself hungry a half-hour or so after you eat it. The solution may be to add a little fat to it. I like drizzling a tablespoon or so of olive oil on a dish like this to give it a little more “staying power”. That extra bit of fat makes a difference in how long the meal satisfies.
I do this same thing with smoothies. If my smoothie has almond milk, grass-fed/antibiotic-free/hormone-free whey protein, and some berries, it’s a great Kaufmann 1 meal, but I may be hungry again not long after drinking it. Same reason: Not enough fat. Instead of leaving it as-is, I’ll throw in a tablespoon of coconut oil, and maybe follow it up with some good fish oil. It’s a small change that makes a huge difference in terms of hunger.
If you’re hungry all of the time, take a look at how you’re doing the Kaufmann 1 Diet. Remember, this isn’t a “low-fat” diet. Hardly! Don’t be afraid of healthy, rich, fats to help keep hunger at bay.