More energy today?
I actually got hungry today. I wasn’t truly hungry last couple days, I mean I wanted to eat, but my stomach didn’t growl that “mrowr” sound when it is empty and wants a little morsel. But today, I heard it, that means that my digestion is starting to work again. Whatever I ate over the holidays has taken this long to move through my system. Our digestive tract gets tired when we eat too much, just like our feet do when we stand too long. Like sore muscles, the digestive tract takes a few days to recover from a good workout.
So, how can we give our tummy a little spa day?
Avoid Dairy, Wheat and Sugar
Each one of these items cause your digestive system to go into dysfunctional state, so for the next 10 days, you may want to avoid them
rice or almond milk for milk or cream
Spelt, or sprouted grain options for wheat
low glycemic sweetener for sugar, such as Agave Nectar
Eat little and often
Eating a big meal overloads the digestive tract and slows it down. By eating often, your metabolism will begin to function quicker.
When you are hungry eat again,but wait until you are actually hungry, you don’t want to add food to your burdened belly. Think about putting one item in your body at a time-for example- Berries or a salad or a piece of sprouted grain bread with almond butter. Just don’t eat them all at once.
Take Digestive enzymes
Buy a vegetable based digestive enzyme and take two everytime you eat.
Enzymes help the nutrients go to the proper organ- they are like air traffic controllers sending signals for where to go.
For more about enzymes : http://www.enzymestuff.com/digestion.htm
I hope you are following along, because this is a fun ride to health,vibrance and beauty!