Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

chew-your-foodNutrition 101 part 2


Has anyone ever told you that? Seems pretty simple and even silly that we have to remind ourselves to “chew our food!”
Why should we chew our food? It helps break it down to digest and your body utilizes its nutrients better.
How many of you eat at least one meal on your feet, in a car, or at your desk? Most of us eat distracted in one way or another, whether it be in front of the tv or while driving in a car. Distracted eating will lead to not chewing your food.

In short what typically happens is we chew our food with a couple chomps just to get it down. Then the digestive process has to happen in the gut where acids are trying to pull everything though. If we are not chewing our food to the fullest, it is not being digested in a timely manner. The food then sits to ferment, we get bloated and well…then “stuff” happens that I am sure you can figure out from there.

Which is explains why when often times people will get results of weight loss while doing a cleanse or a colonic. They have “cleared” the digestive system.

Your challenge this week is:
Pick a meal with a loved one…a meal you will enjoy! (not a quick meal at the drive thru)
Load your fork, put it in your mouth, set the fork down.
Chew that bite 20-30x before you swallow it.
Load your fork and repeat…
This is a fun experiment that can be, awkward, time consuming but an interesting self assessment to see how quickly you typically eat.

Eating is supposed to be calming. When you eat quickly or under stress you are sending mixed signals. Biologically active eating should be calm.

By doing this you will become in touch with your body and it will tell you when you’re satiated. If your body is acting properly (many of us have abused this system for a long time) your body will inform you when you are full.

I hope you will except this and report back to me.

For a free nutrition consult see the front desk or talk to Coach B


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