Hey all. As we should know, the name of the game is not what we eat, rather what we can digest and use to grow. It’s no good eating all that fillet steak if it just comes out the other end
My ‘eating education’ at my mum’s house pretty much ended with ‘elbows off the table!’, ‘don’t talk with your mouth full!’ and ‘finish your plate!’
I’ve had recurrent issues with bloating/digestion for pretty much always, so thought I’d share some stuff that helped me digest better. If I missed anything, please be a mate and add it here!
LOW/NO-COST DIGESTIVE STRATEGIES
Food temperature. Seldom recommended, however drinking/eating tepid liquid/food and avoiding icy things has made a HUGE difference.
Chop up food into tiny pieces before cooking: think asian cuisine, stir frys. Mechanical breakdown before it even enters your mouth.
Chew food more. No, more. And some more Really helps a lot with bloating/fullness in lower abdomen.
Digestive aids: chew fennel seeds. Great for bloating. Peppermint tea is great after a meal, and semi-sweet if you’re dieting. Ginger: can chew if you’re hardcore, and/or chop into tiny pieces and boil on the hob, then drink the liquid and chew the ‘pulp’.
Random: I also feel like yogic twists, corkscrew situps on a decline situp bench, stomach vacuums and strict lower ab work helps with physically expelling wind and making you feel lighter