Quick anecdote: my boyfriend who is pretty lean and I were hanging out, and he ended up kinda caressing my stomach/tummy area, and I panicked naturally. Because I was on my side lying down, so of course, I'm showing off the fattiest part of my stomach area, flab, hanging stuff, and all.
I tried to move his hand away in a cutesy fashion. In doing so, I noticed I was not NEARLY as fat as I thought I was. In my mind, my stomach fat
Is MUCH more prominent and disturbing. In reality, it was somewhat flat, which a gentle curvy/slope. That's not how it used to be AT ALL.
So question to my favorite internet people: do you ever get phantom fat syndrome too, where you feel like the fat is there until you do an actual physical/touch examination?
I feel like I can equate this to phantom-limb syndrome where amputees sometimes feel their arm is there-- perhaps because it is something their brain has become accustomed to? Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on this phantom-fat feeling?