…and I’m not talking water weight from the bloat. In an Australian study, when people ate a really salty pasta sauce, they consumed 11% more food than those who ate a less salty sauce. Dr. Russell Keast is a professor of exercise and nutrition science. And he says it’s because excessive salt overpowers feelings of satiety. So you eat more than you normally would – because you don’t realize you’re already full. And that’s another good reason to watch your sodium intake.