Here's a potential tweak for those who would like the damp their appetites -- take your "evening" vitamins an hour before dinner.
I've begun experimenting with this lately (when I remember). You see, our usual dinner hour is 7:00, and sometimes my digestion hasn't progressed as far as i'd like when I starting thinking about bedtime. Drinking my vitamin when my stomach is still processing dinner is, I think, less optimal than doing it on an empty stomach. Ergo, i'm trying to do it earlier.
Last night, I really noticed that I wasn't interested in putting as much food on my plate as I frequently am. Dinner was corned beef and cabbage, something I really enjoy. I just felt i'd be satisfied with less than usual ... and I was.
I really do think that it's the nutrient pre-load that caused me to want less food for my evening meal. All my life I really haven't been inclined to jump out of bed in the morning and eat something, so having my morning vitamin with nothing but coffee on my stomach has seemed appropriate, and doesn't seem to cause me to delay fast-breaking any more than usual. Now, having my PM shot of vitamins and minerals before dinner, I perceive a reduced desire for alimentary intake.
Just like having a shot of gelatin or collagen hydrolysate with my first cup of coffee in the morning makes me feel like I need less protein in my diet for the rest of the day, taking my vitamins when they have their best chance of being absorbed seems to reduce my other nutrient needs.
This agrees with my long-held opinion that an insatiable appetite is based, at least in part, on inadequate nutrition. I'm going to keep taking my Nutreince BEFORE my morning and evening meals -- it just seems right.