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Old 05-22-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I like to bake and I read lots of recipes on the web, including the comments. Invariably someone posts something to the effect of "it's so rich, I couldn't take more than a few bites". I just don't get that. Am I leaving out an ingredient that magically fills a person up after a few bites? Are these people using shovel sized spoons? The better something tastes, the more of it I want to eat. Am I the only one that finds to whole "being satiated after a few bites" thing abnormal? (Keep in mind I'm totally average weight - not over or under weight.)
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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(Keep in mind I'm totally average weight - not over or under weight.)
Why would that matter?
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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I can only eat a bite or two of some things that are extremely sweet and rich, all the sweet is too much for me to eat all at once.
It isn't a question of "being full" it is a question of enjoying a small amount that is just enough that I can enjoy the dish and not get physically ill.
There is no magic ingredient some are just satisfied with a bite or two and others are not.
Your overall physical stature and weight has nothing to do with the desire for a little bit of sweet or a lot.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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.........posts something to the effect of "it's so rich, I couldn't take more than a few bites". I just don't get that.........
I suspect they are people who constantly diet, or else they are healthy food people. They aren't accustomed to eating a lot of fat and normally shun rich foods.

Part of it is a type of bragging. Maybe they can eat the whole thing as soon as no one is looking and they don't have to prove how delicate they are.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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I do that, and for me it's because rich, sweet foods make my stomach feel sick. I've always been that way. It's really nothing more than that.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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I do that, and for me it's because rich, sweet foods make my stomach feel sick. I've always been that way. It's really nothing more than that.
It's the same for me. If the main flavor is chocolate, one bite is enough. Not everybody is a fan of baked goods, and it has nothing to do with resisting temptation or diets. I just plain don't care for it.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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Some people have smaller appetites than yours, is all. Especially if you're used to a low calorie diet, eating anything rich can be overwhelming.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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My mother used to make an amazing no-bake chocolate-walnut-hazelnut torte. Each little slice was like eating a chocolate bar.
I could only have a few bites before I stated feeling sick.
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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As others have said, if something is extremely rich- for example, very sweet and heavy, it can just get kind of overwhelming to the palate and stomach after, yes, "just a few bites".

I'm certainly this way- I have a good appetite but don't eat a lot of sweets. Half a cupcake is a pleasant occasional indulgence for me; a whole one is sugar overload and a stomach ache.
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:22 PM
 
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When I was younger i could put away any and all rich foods. I loved sweets; sugar coated sugar was my fave. But now that im older i dont care for it the way i used to. Heres the kicker: i can only eat a couple bites but im usually back getting more bites after an hour or so.
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