As you should be seeing by now, there are many different ways for you to improve your health and fat loss.
I bet 23 days ago you wouldn’t of thought that sleep, sunshine, fresh air, non toxic dishes and cleaning supplies all contributed to you health or lack thereof.
So today I want to share with you why a calorie may not always be a calorie and how you can get more out of the meals you are eating.
Let’s start by imagining 2 different people…
One person has excellent digestion, I mean they can turn a rock into peanut butter if need be. The other suffers from indigestion, constipation and it’s counterpart diarrhea.
Now, imagine that both of these people eat the same meal, even a healthy meal like a chicken salad. Are they each getting the same macro and micronutrients from the foods they eat?
Potentially they are… However, since our second person suffers from digestive issues we need to assume that they aren’t able to squeeze as much nutrition out of their meals as their perfect digesting counterpart.
Why is this an issue? Bare with me for a sec while I explain…
Most dieticians consider that a calorie is just a calorie (a unit of energy), and due to the law of thermodynamics, energy can never be created or destroyed so therefore if you eat 500 calories and I eat 500 calories, then we would both be absorbing these 500 calories.
Here’s the problem…
Using the law of thermodynamics as a reference is illogical as the law also states the words, “in a closed chain system” energy cannot be created or destroyed. Last time I checked, my body wasn’t closed chain system.
What I mean is that for a calorie to be the same for everyone we would have to be a closed chain system (i.e. no poop, no pee, no sweat etc.).
So considering that everyone’s digestive tract and bowel movements are different, you may be absorbing less or more of the calories you eat then the person next to you and furthermore, you may be absorbing the wrong macronutrients and/or the wrong vitamins for your body!!
This is an issue because researchers are now concluding that eating high mineral and vitamin foods reduce your appetite while eating foods devoid of nutrients tends to promote appetite!!!
So, instead of scaring you any further about the dangers of having a bad digestive system, here are 5 rules you can follow to help out your digestive tract and put you on the right track!
Don’t drink water right after a meal. Drink water after a meal can dilute the digestive juices and reduce your chances of getting the maximum amount of appetite suppressing vitamins and minerals from your diet. Instead give your body 60 or more minutes to digest the food you ate before consuming liquid.
Consider drinking hot teas as your first beverage after a meal. After you let your body digest for 60 or more minutes, consider drinking hot teas rather than room temperature or even worse off cold water as cold temperatures tend to solidify fat particles rendering them harder to digest
Take a probiotic with breakfast every day. A probiotic supplement is one of the few supplements I still take on a regular basis.
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Eat glycine and collagen rich foods. Glycine and collagen rich foods can help to repair organ tissue and muscular tissue much faster then almost any other food. Enjoying glycine and collagen rich homemade chicken and beef broths can help repair sensitive digestive tracts. Google the words bone broths to see many different recipes
Consume fermented vegetables. Eating fermented veggies like pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi can just as effective as taking a probiotic supplement. Consume these fermented veggies as a part of your salad or with your steamed veggies.
Well, there you have it, 5 tips on how you can improve your digestion which will help you get more bang for your buck from the foods you eat.
Cody And The KXTeam