Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Paying attention to the following 3 factors will help you feeling great after your meals, losing weight easily and developing a much healthier relationship with your food.
When You Eat
Do you pay attention to your meal times? Timing is everything!
Your digestive system works in a rhythmic way and releases digestive enzymes around the same time each day. When you eat at different times every day, your gut is confused and cannot align enzyme release with your meal. This often results in bloating, discomfort, heart burn, diarrhea, nausea or constipation.
Additionally, your food does not get properly processed and turned into nutrients for your tissues to use. To maximize digestion and nutrient absorption, you should consume 3 daily meals at the same time each day +/- a 45 minute window.
What You Eat
Processed (Anything out of a package)
Uncooked (Yes, this includes veggies! When raw, they are difficult to digest.)
Drinking large amounts of liquids during meal. Little sips are ideal.
Freshly-prepared from whole ingredients
Prepared using fresh or ground spices
Consisting of the 6 tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, astringent
The food you choose as fuel for your body and mind is detrimental to your well-being. Foods come with certain qualities whether that be watery, dry, oily, dense, airy, etc. They also come with one or more of the 6 tastes ( sweet, salty, sour, pungent, astringent, bitter). One of the best ways to minimize imbalances of the body and mind is to eat mindfully utilizing these qualities and 6 tastes.
How Much You Eat
You know when you want to take one more bite because it tastes so good but you pause to really think about it because your body is subtly telling you that you should stop? DON'T TAKE THAT BITE!
At the end of your meal, your stomach should be:
1/3 Food , 1/3 Water, & 1/3 Empty Space