After a meal, do you ever feel bloated, have uncomfortable gas and the stomach gurgles?
It used to happen to me all the time. I would have a weird feeling like my stomach had a balloon in it. I would have the gurgles like I still wanted to eat and gas would be rumbling around in my stomach.
After many years of living with discomfort, I figured out what was going on.
First, I found out I was not eating enough healthy fats. This was during the low-fat craze. Because I was eating mostly low fat, processed food, I always felt bloated, gassy and never satisfied.
So, I had to learn about healthy fats and how to add them into to my meals. I learned that meals either too low or too high in any type of fat would increase bloating and digestive discomfort.
Finding the right balance of healthy fat combined with vegetables, whole food carbohydrates and high-quality protein, is what solved my problem. Once I started eating that miracle combination, I did not experience bloat, gas or the stomach gurgles.
Then, because I was eating mostly processed foods, I learned that I was not absorbing nutrients. That is why I felt bloated, experienced digestive issues and was exhausted all the time. The processed food that I ate either sat in my belly or moved through very quickly rather than efficiently being metabolized and used for energy.
There were a bunch of other culprits that caused bloating, gas and that feeling of being hungry. Like eating too fast, chewing gum, not chewing my food thoroughly, drinking carbonated beverages, eating dairy products, even eating simple carbohydrates like fruit, pasta, and bread.
Learning to eat healthy whole food and finding my unique balance was the beginning of my journey to free myself from stinky digestive discomfort.
If you struggle with feeling bloated, gassy and hungry, start by making a few simple changes. Try crowding out simple carbohydrates and processed foods and add in clean, high quality whole foods.
One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation and digestive discomfort comes not from the pharmacy, but from the grocery store.
That’s it for today.
Wishing you a sparkling day,
P.S. If you need some help learning how to crowd out those foods that cause you discomfort, let’s talk. Let’s work together to create a healthy, pleasurable way of eating that is designed just for you.