Hunger is controlled by blood sugar, and Insulin. We get hungry when blood sugar approaches 70, and eat, and it spike up, to about 120-130, where we feel full. Insulin is produced, uses the glucose, and we slowly drop back down to 70.. then its lunchtime.
The problem is, when we eat to much food, or food that is easily digested. Our body is now awash in glucose, which it has to get out of the bloodstream. So Insulin is produced as before, but in much greater quantities, and quickly drops the blood sugars. So you get hungry quicker. This happens a lot when people eat breakfast, since there are a lot of high carb, easily digestible foods, and none of it is digested slower, providing energy for those long hours till lunch.
So having a banana and oatmeal might cause this, when 2 sausage links, and the same oatmeal might keep you full till 1 p.m.
What you want is to have some fat/protein along with your carbs, and avoid drinking carbs. You want to provide your body with energy. Some carbs to provide energy immediately, and other foods high in fiber, or that are fats and proteins, that take longer to digest.
The problem with the equate shake is that you burned it off, and now your blood sugar has crashed, and you have nothing being turned into glucose to give you energy.
You have liquid carbs, and powdered protein. They make protein and carbs available in real food you know? lol. Try a cup of raspberries, and 3 ozs. of chicken, and see if it helps. The raspberries have a LOT of fiber, and the both foods will take a while to digest.
When I say chicken, I intend for you to have some pre-cooked, and just eat it cold, but not the pre-cooked you can buy at store, full of salt. Actually cook your own, then just cut it into strips. Divide it into 2-3 oz. baggies, and you have some for the whole family.
This also makes these meals easy, in case you are short on time. If raspberries are not portable enough, try an apple. If chicken is not to your liking, try turkey.
I hope I made my point, and it helps with your problem.
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