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I will try to explain it one more time:when the stomach gets the food and start to digest it satiety hormones are been secreted thus telling us to stop eating correct? food stays in the stomach itself for about 3 to 4 hours which is the average time of satiety. when the food leaves the stomach it becocmes chyme and goes to the small intestine . when the stomach is empty-meanning there is no food there,ghrelin is been produced ,telling us to start eating again. What i dont get is,the food leaves as chyme to the small intestine and emptying the stomach,but when that chyme goes into the small intestine hormones of satiety are been secreted there as well ,telling us not to eat,but that contradicts the fact that when that chyme leaves the stomach we begin to feel hungry again ,so what am i missing? thank you

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replied April 2nd, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Satiety centers are in brain , they control the appetite. Also appetite is mostly conditional and impulsive. Slight effort to suppress it helps and eating to smallest possible healthy levels where it does not cause obesity and is enough on the other hand to keep the metabolism running and providing defence.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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