Wednesday, January 30, 2013
There are times after I eat something (especially something high in protein which will keep me satisfied for a long while) when I still "feel" hungry. But my stomach isn't growling, I don't have that pang in my stomach. Yet I still feel like I haven't eaten enough - it's what I call phantom hunger.
Phantom hunger is the number one killer in my diet. If I eat something that will keep me full for the next few hours, then there is no reason why I should be eating anything else in those few hours.
For example, this morning I made a peanut butter banana yogurt smoothie. The protein in the peanut butter and the greek yogurt have kept me satiated for the last three hours. But my mouth, my throat, my guts are telling me to feed it. Granted, it is coming up on lunch time BUT it doesn't mean I am hungry. It just means I am feeling....phantom hunger! I will eat when I actually FEEL the hunger and not just "feel" like eating.
I know we should eat something every few hours regardless, but I am smart enough to know that there is a difference between one kind of hunger and the other. Yeah, one is actually real. lol