Originally Posted by Chillen
Whether some agree or not, the rise and fall of blood sugar (and subsequent release of insulin), has a lot to do with being hungry after a certain time post meal; how fast/slow depends on what type of food/carbohydrates were eaten.
Fibrous foods (insoluble and soluble) swell in the stomach as they take on blood/water in the stomach, and make you feel full, and takes a bit longer to digest as compared to non-fibrous foods. When looking for bread for example, you could pick up double fiber bread, which can sometimes have up to 30 grams per serving (2 slices), and leaving a balance of about 8 or so carbohydrates. Oatmeal and brown rice are good. If you eat simple sugars (which "some" can cause a rapid rise/fall of blood sugar), eat it with other fibrous foods or protein, and this will erode the rapid rise/fall syndrome. I am not all that surprised white noodles causes you to be hungry a few hours after eating them.
See, strangely, that's where I differ; I don't feel hungry early on after eating white bread etc...the only thing that ever leaves me feeling hungry is rice, for some weird reason; yet, potato, keeps me feeling full.