This is a great article as it answers a lot of questions that I’ve had to answer or try to explain myself over the years.
Here is an except, “That brings us to our next myth: that vegetarians never feel full. Many consumers have a hard time believing that vegetarians ever feel satisfied because they never eat the protein-loaded meat that satiates them. Wrong. Vegetarians can reach a point of satiety, too — they just do it via a plant-based diet.
A vegetarian diet is usually a high-fiber one, because vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are all full of fiber. High-fiber foods provide volume and take longer to digest, making consumers feel full longer without the help of meaty calories.”