[BYWG BLOG] How You Can Eat Less And NOT Feel Hungry All The Time
Let’s take a moment to discuss the journey that food takes through our bodies.
Once we eat something, it travels through the esophagus, into the stomach, then into the small and large intestines. And, of course, there are other organs and functions happening during this whole process (enzymes breaking food down, the liver, gallbladder and pancreas all doing their jobs.)
It usually takes between 1-4 hours for the stomach to empty… possibly leaving us hungry again.
➡️ Carbohydrates empty first, then proteins, then fats and fiber.
➡️ Liquids empty quicker than solids.
So, if you don’t like feeling hungry and are trying to lose weight, choosing meals and snacks higher in healthy fats, protein and fiber will help you feel satisfied longer.
➡️ Fat is more calorie-dense than carbohydrates and proteins, meaning you need smaller amounts to feel full.
For example, a tablespoon of peanut butter has more calories and will fill you up more than a tablespoon of rice.
Examples of healthy fats include nuts, avocado, dairy, eggs, and extra virgin olive oil.
Fruits and vegetables have fiber.
And if you are eating bread or pasta, opt for whole-grain options with at least 3g of fiber per serving on the nutrition label.