| Key messages
• Satiety is the feeling of fullness and the suppression of hunger for a period of time after a meal.
• The feeling of satiety occurs due to a number of bodily signals that begin when a food or drink is consumed and continue as it enters the gut and is digested and absorbed.
• Feelings of satiety can influence how soon and how much you next eat.
• There are several ways you can help yourself feel more satiated after eating, which can help you to manage your appetite and maintain a healthy weight.