These are the big question that I get asked A LOT!
From the time we are a few months old we are taught how to eat, spoonful by spoonful, not big lumps, not big mouthfuls, chew well..what happens to this logic as we age, and soon we are popping anti-spasmic drugs to acid reduction pills…we complain of wind, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, weight gain, burping, food allergies and food intolerances..Constipation or the opposite no control over lose bowel movements…what’s happened to that baby in the chair, enjoying every mouthful?
Life takes over, poor eating habits become the norm, we become so busy we don’t make time to eat, time to chew, time to cook healthy nourishing meals, hence the age of convenience foods..thank goodness you say they came to the rescue along with the best thing ever..microwaving!! Now we can have INSTANT food, which tastes like plastic as all the nutritious goodness has been destroyed..but we gobble it up anyway..from that we eat on the go, phone in one hand, burger or breakfast roll in the other along with coffee or some nasty fizzy drinks to wash it all down. Oh yes, yum yum..I’ve eaten today.
STOP!! Please STOP!! Think about what you are doing to your body, to your natural digestive system. You are abusing it non -stop. Your digestive complaints did not just start yesterday, they are now the symptom of years of poor dietary habits and nutritional neglect. But hey, we always blame the food we have just eaten..think again, you need to look at the way you are eating? Be honest with yourself as you answer these questions
- Do you have breakfast every morning?
- Do you have breakfast sitting at the table or in the car or on the way ?
- Do you eat the same thing for breakfast every day?
- Or do you skip breakfast everyday as you are not hungry when you get up?
- Have you cut specific foods out of your diet as they ‘don’t agree with you’?
- Do you make time for lunch? What does it consist of?
- Have you been to the loo for a bowel movement today? If not when did you pass a normal stool lately?
- What time do you eat your last meal of the day at? Is it a few hours before bed time?
These are just a few questions to get you thinking about your eating habits.. here are a few tips to help prevent common digestive complaints..YES, they can be avoided. You just have to learn how by going back to basics!
Make time to eat regularly every day. Eat slowly, eat smaller portions, always eat with a knife and fork, put your knife and fork down in between mouthfuls, eat sitting straight up at the table..always eat fruit on its own, and melon on its own from other fruits, these are rapidly broken down in the body, when put in on top of steak or two other courses it sits there fermenting, producing gas and bloating, cramps, pain and much more…to learn of the “20super easy ways to conquer digestive complaints”..grab your copy here..start today by making ONE change to your eating habits, you will be glad you did.