Drink Water

CIMG0366In Japan and other Asian countries, it is normal to begin the day by drinking „Durch Cialis habe ich mehr Lust auf Sex“ – Was ist dran? multiple glasses of warm (or at least not cold) water. This not only regulates the circulatory system but also has positive effects on weight, kidneys, lungs, stomach, blood pressure, digestion, and respiratory tract.

Tips

1. Drink water in the mornings

As soon as you get up, drink multiple glasses of water. I recommend preparing a jug or thermos of water the night before. The water should be at least room temperature, because cold water shocks the body. You can also add a little lemon to the water. This purifies the stomach. Then wait around 45 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.

2. Drink before meals

It’s best to drink one or two glasses of water before meals. This sates thirst and minimizes cravings.

3. Don’t drink anything for two hours after meals.

Drinking when eating dilutes the stomach acid and cold drinks can cause fatty foods to “clump.” Both make digestion more difficult. Don’t drink water or other drinks for two hours after eating a meal. Don’t worry: a digestive espresso or a small cup of tea is ok!


What is My Appetite Saying to Me?

CIMG0067Everyone has experienced this: sometimes you feel like eating and you (more or less consciously) comply. Sometimes this is actually hunger, which is signalling to you that your body needs replenishment.

But there could be a whole different cause when you suddenly sense the desire to eat:

  • Thirst

One study showed that 80% of the participants could not tell the difference between hunger and thirst. They thought they were hungry, but their bodies were really just dehydrated and were thirsty. You can learn to listen better to your body and to ask yourself: am I really sensing hunger or is it possible I’m just thirsty? Or you can just test it by drinking a large glass of water. If you are still feeling hungry 20 minutes later, then it was really hunger and not hidden thirst.

  • Boredom

Sometimes we just don’t know what we should do, so we eat. This should not be. If you are bored, you can exercise. You can do some gymnastics or take a little walk through the house or outside. This is good for your blood pressure and circulation. Perhaps during your walk, you will discover what you would really like to do.

Perhaps you have trained/conditioned your body that when it always wants something, it will always get something. It behaves like a spoiled child that is always looking for attention and care through food. You can unlearn this. Three meals per day is enough. Snacks in between are not necessary unless you are diabetic or have low blood sugar. Get your body used to long pauses between meals.

  • Eating too fast

About 20 minutes after beginning a meal, the brain releases hormones that signal that we have consumed enough nutrition and that we can end the meal. You feel full. This is a function of time. Normal, healthy foods like meat, vegetables, and fruit take a while to chew and digest. When you are finished eating, you are normally full. Many “unnatural,” artificial foods can be swallowed quickly. You don’t really have to chew, and you end up eating mountains of it before you sense, “Now, I’m full.”

The next time you feel like eating:

– first drink something

– first do something else

If your desire to eat is still there after trying these, eat something that will keep you busy for a while with chewing and digesting. Enjoy eating well and becoming full. Bon Appetit.