Your stomach is the size of your clenched fist. Your portion sizes should fit on the palm of your hand… just check that out before eating.
When you eat larger portions, you stretch your poor stomach like an over inflated balloon and it simply can’t do its job effectively.
Your stomach is a bag of muscle lined with glandular tissue to release digestive juices. The muscle is there to act as a blender, to mix the chewed food with digestive juices so that the food is easy to digest when it moves on into your small intestine.
When those muscles are stretched and the stomach is over filled your blender does not work effectively, your food does not get properly digested and you are more likely to get reflux.
You are also more likely to put on excess weight as the carbohydrates breakdown to sugar faster than protein breaks down. Then the excess sugar is converted into fat.
So here’s a plea from your stomach:
- Look at the palm of your hand to check the portion size.
- Eat slowly and give your stomach time to do the blending.
- Try to be the last one finished each mealtime.
- Let your stomach return to its healthy size where the muscles are strong and able to do their job effectively.
At this time of the year most of us have had mountains of amazing foods and seconds. There has been Christmas, New Year and often other times.
In my family we had my grandson and son-in-law’s joint birthday party, then Christmas a few days later, New Year and my nephew’s wedding! What an amazing amount of glorious food and drink.
So how is your weight today? I can help. I am back in my clinic and taking bookings. There is a link to the booking page below.
Have a great new year this year and I hope it is more peaceful and prosperous than 2020.
My kindest regards