Friday, February 28, 2014

How You Eat Is Just As Important As What You Eat

Here are 11 healthful tips on how to eat so that you may digest your food optimally. If you have digestive issues and/or feel super tiered after you eat, these tips will help your digestive system come back into balance. How you eat is just as important as what you eat.

  1. Eat in a quiet, settled atmosphere
  2. Offer some sort of blessing or thought of gratitude towards your food before you eat
  3. Only eat when you are hungry
  4. Wait until previous meal is digested before you put anything else in your mouth (besides water). Usually give your stomach 4-5 hours in between meals 
  5. Chew your food thoroughly and eat at a moderate pace
  6. Sip 4-6 oz of warm water with a meal. Stay away from iced and carbonated beverages with your meal
  7. Eat to a point of comfort. Eat to satisfaction, not full. 
  8. Postpose eating if you are upset 
  9. Always sit down to eat (sitting in the car does NOT count) 
  10. Eat around the same time every day
  11. Rest for a few minutes after each meal, laying on your left side will also help with digestion after a meal.
Try a handful of these recommendations until they become habit and then layer on a few more. Your digestion should get better and stronger by following these tips.  


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