Secrets to a Happy Holiday Gut!

The holiday season is here!  We hope your holiday is full of simple pleasures.

We know overeating is common this time of year.  We wanted to share some of the simple tips that have helped us and our clients over the last 18 years enjoy a good meal with less backlash. That means less gas, bloating, pain and discomfort for you. 

Here are tips to bring more pleasure to your Holiday eating. 

  1.  Slow Eating = Chewing Thoroughly.  It seems that many people have forgotten what teeth are for.  The more you can aid in digestion by chewing your food thoroughly, the less the rest of your digestive tract will have to work overtime.  Use your teeth!  They are not just for photos.
  2. Take 5 deep breaths (yes. . . your belly should move) before each meal in order to put you in a relaxed state that will allow your digestive tract to function more effectively. Plus, this will jumpstart your lymphatic system to flush out. Deep breathing increases lymphatic detoxification by 14 times. 
  3. If you’re stressed out, think of 5 things that you are grateful for while you are doing your deep breaths.  Gratitude is a natural stress neutralizer.  It is impossible to feel stress, fear, or anger when you are truly feeling grateful.  
  4. It is better to use a smaller plate or serve yourself a smaller portion initially instead of overserving yourself from the get go.  This simple habit will give your brain time to catch up to tell you when you are full, before getting too full. It can take up to 20 minutes for your brain to register how full you are.  Many people still have a subconscious belief that they need to finish everything on their plate.  
  5. Before large celebration meals, if you drink a bit of lemon with water this will help to stimulate your digestive system to produce more digestive juices. These digestive juices assist your body in digesting a big meal.  

If more tips like these could do your gut some good… check out our free Secrets to a Happy Gut Gude.

You can easily download it from our website or from this link

Enjoy the Holiday Season!

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