How can we get the most out of our diet to achieve our fitness goal
Not always, when we have a specific fitness goal, things go in the right direction. Often, when we try to lose weight, despite the calorie deficit, appetite decreases and we feel heaviness, bloating and fatigue. Often, when we want to increase muscle mass, this does not happen, even if we seemingly consume enough food.
This article is not about stopping the consumption of certain unhealthy foods at the expense of their healthy alternatives. Awareness of junk food is extremely high and modern man is increasingly aware of what is considered healthy on the table and what is not.
In this article we will focus on specific eating habits that we include in our daily lives and that bring us closer every day to achieving optimal shape and better health.
When we eat any food, we will find out in about 20-30 minutes if our body has a negative response to it. Often after eating, the stomach hurts and the intestines become upset. In such cases, it becomes very obvious that the problem exists. Swelling, flatulence and general discomfort follow.
The reason why it is important to deal with problems of this nature is that it is very likely that this reaction will increase the level of inflammation in the gut. As a direct result, overall digestion can be adversely affected – the intestines become restless and food is not fully processed.
That is why we need to pay attention to the body’s signals to certain foods.
The starting point for identifying problems in the diet is to maintain a food diary. If we keep notes of our food intake for a week, we will definitely find foods that cause us discomfort.
Another thing to pay attention to is the amount of food we eat in one meal. Often people judge these things by eye, but again, it’s good to just listen to your body. Sometimes we continue to eat long after the body has already given us a signal of satiety. It is no coincidence that the old people say – “Get up from the table when you are sweetest.”
When we eat the same food for a period of time, we can always find the problem, but not if we constantly change our food sources. The fact that a food may not be well absorbed by the body leads not only to discomfort in the abdominal area, but also to difficult recovery, loss of appetite and other side effects affecting our health.
pulsefitOnce we find some of the mistakes we make, we can start adjusting our eating pattern. In this direction we have two tips for you:
The first thing you need to do is eliminate the problem food for 30 days from your diet and see how you will feel. Are things getting better? You need to be patient because it takes time to reduce inflammation of the gut – sometimes even months.
To support the digestive system, we recommend that you include probiotics in your diet and digestive enzymes if necessary.
The second thing we would recommend is to weigh your food on a scale (kitchen scale) to make sure you are not consuming more calories than you need. Note how long it takes you to get hungry. If it takes more than 3-4 hours, maybe the amount of food consumed was more than you needed. If you need additional information and help, you can contact our team of nutritionists for advice.