Next, they took the Thai food and they blended it up and fed the mushy paste (composed of the same amount of nutrients in the original Thai meal) and fed it to the Thai women. In this case the Thai women absorbed 70% less iron than they had from the previous meal, with the same nutritional profile.
Dorky science translation: our enjoyment of food that tastes good, is familiar and comfortable, and appeals to all of our senses INCREASES the nutrients we absorb from that food dramatically.
Which is why you need to stop trying to fill that steak sized hole with mini rice cakes.
And then we chase that missing thing, in the form of other "healthy"/diet friendly foods, always missing the mark. It's sets us up to eat more and derive less nutrition from our diet and it's a major part of the deprivation I've mentioned before that leads to backlash eating.
Satisfaction is THE missing link when it comes to nourishment, satiety and intuitive eating.
We live in a meritocracy where denial and pain = gain and pleasure is a frivolous, hedonistic indulgence.
Pleasure = survival.
And also, it's just way more fun.
P.S. Self-love does NOT = Believing you/your body is perfect.