Hands up if you’ve been struggling with tummy troubles, too.
It took me many years of seeing specialists, repeatedly trying different diets, and testing out medications to assess what was wrong with my tummy.
I was so grateful to put an end to my misery when I learned more holistic tools and treatments in my health/life coach training.
It was a relief to finally learn how to do the right interventions for MY gut.
My tummy and I now get along beautifully 😁
Are you suffering from digestive problems such as?
Diarrhea or constipation
Irritable bowel syndrome
Inflammatory bowel disease
Then, I’d guess your life can feel like a constant struggle.
The gastrointestinal tract (GI) tract is your body’s food processor. It will tell you if it gets blocked, overloaded, or polluted with toxins!
And if you aren’t tuned into your body’s natural wisdom, you may suffer from symptoms like these for a very long time.
So what is my best-kept secret to a happy tummy?
Believe it or not, chewing is one of the most important aids to our digestion!
It’s also one we often take for granted! Too often, we swallow our food whole, forgetting to grind our teeth altogether!
When my clients realize that they are rushing through their meals, eating on the run or in the car, it all starts to make sense.
Add in some stress and that creates a formula for a GI disaster!
Learning how to chew your food properly (up to 30 times per bite) will help you get the maximum nutrients from your food. Chewing helps your digestive juices flow AND helps keep your weight down and your tummy flat.
If you eat healthy food packed with nutrients that you chew properly with each bite, you will be able to recognize once you feel full and you will therefore eat less!
My clients find that learning how-to chew helps to:
● Sense intuitively when you are full
● Gain way more satisfaction from eating
● Develop a healthier relationship with food
How to chew better for optimal digestion:
To get in the habit of chewing, try chewing each bite of food at the beginning of your next meal 30 times. (Putting your fork down and breathing between bites will help.)
Even if you only have 5 minutes for a meal, let the chewing relax you and use it almost as a meditation. (I always teach my clients the 20 minute meal trick too.)
The very intelligent GI tract first breaks down your food using the mechanical process of chewing. Your body then has a multitude of complex chemical processes that extracts nutrients to feed your system and expel toxins. YAY!
One way to ensure that we are helping make it easy for our bodies to digest our food is to chew A LOT!! We want our food to mix nicely with our digestive juices to be easily digested and absorbed for optimal nutrition. (Think: lots of energy, calm body, flat tummy, and happy life!)
That way you’ll enjoy the whole spectrum of tastes and aromas that make up the meal, promote healthy digestion, and leave your body and brain feeling good!
What do I do now?
In my Holistic coaching practice, I help my clients understand why they eat in a rush, forget to chew and have these GI symptoms. We come up with a how-to guide for chewing, eating and being around food, that is easy to implement and turns eating into a whole new enjoyable experience.
If you want to learn how to change your habits to get better digestion, click here now to schedule a time to talk with me about it!