Portion size is probably as important as what you eat and its good to revisit this topic. This is especially true when you are trying to prevent stomach aches. Eating the correct portion sizes will also help to stabalize the ideal weight. For me eating the correct portion sizes, are as important as what foods I eat. A good example, I find that anytime I eat out, I bring home another meal. And that’s okay because eating out is expensive, getting another meal from leftovers is a good thing. In my case, I also used to feel compelled to eat everything on my plate. My mother made that a very important thing to do, when I was a child and it remains with me. However she put the right portion on my plate. So it was necessary for good health to eat everything on my plate at that time .
As an adult when eating out in restaurants, I’ve learned that my plate is the same size as that of anyone eating the same meal. That detail is important because we are all different in size, tolerance and age.
So there you have just a few reasons our plates should likely be different in portion size. We need to use good judgement when choosing how much too actually eat. That means when eating out or when eating at home. We should always make it a point to eat the correct portion sizes of vegetables and other items. Otherwise we end up overeating and what do you think happens? Likely we get a stomach ache. And we may also gain unwanted weight. And if you have a sensitive stomach that is even more of a problem.
So what do we do to learn healthy eating portion sizes?
So what are we to do? It’s simple really, no one wants to make work out of eating. So we have to learn what the proper portion is and make it a habit and then it becomes easier to do without much thought. When that happens we start pushing back when we’ve had enough to eat.
I work on that because I still have that instinct to eat everything on my plate, but when that happens I start feeling unwell and having stomach aches often. Now that I know why, I get right back into the habit of eating the correct portion sizes for me. Once you find what portions are right for you I know you’ll do that to. Here are some hints on how to find healthy portion sizes for you.
One of my top healthy eating ideas each day is to add ginger in meals throughout the day. Just how does ginger work? Ginger works as an anti-inflammatory agent blocking prostagladins – the chemical messengers that cause a slight swelling in the brain. If you have a headache you’ll be pleased to find that ginger tea reduces inflammation in about the same amount of time as an aspirin. Drink a cup at the onset of your headache to stop pain in its tracks. Ginger also helps to keep the stomach calm and appears to have an overall calming effect. With these benefits it will stay among my healthy eating ideas.
Packed with antioxidants
Ginger is packed with antioxidants; it has a whole range of health benefits and is perfect during the winter months. Ginger is a perfect addition when you have a cold cough, or even flu symptoms. Ginger helps to stall the onset or even helps when recovering from a cold. These reasons also makes keeping ginger in your diet as one of the healthy eating ideas.
Ginger and Food
Ginger goes very well with many different types of seafood, oranges, melon, pork, pumpkin and apples. And I love ginger chicken, so add it from time to time. When buying fresh ginger, look for a root with smooth, taut skin, it should have no wrinkles and has a spicy aroma.
A cup of hot water with thinly sliced or chopped ginger is an excellent way to stimulate digestion. Add a slice of lemon to make it even better.
Ginger contains a potent antioxidant, gingerol, this helps to cleanse the harmful chemicals our bodies produce when we are worried, and so ginger can help with psychological stress too.
Ginger tea is also great if you’re feeling a bit moody. It can help to give you a lift and change the pace of the day and even push away negative feelings. I find ginger tea or ginger in tea just an excellent to start each morning.
Having a sensitive stomach simply means we need to be considerate of our stomachs ability and work with it. The friendly bacteria in our guts help to digest foods that our bodies have trouble breaking down. These friendly bacteria also produce gas. This is usually as they digest food in the large intestines. Sometimes this leads to an upset stomach or pain after a meal.
Listed here are some foods likely to cause this problem:
•Asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and other vegetables
•Beans and lentils
•Lactose, the natural sugar found in milk
•Corn, pasta, potatoes, and other foods rich in starch
•Fruits, oat bran, peas, and other foods high in soluble fiber, which gets digested in your large intestine
•Whole grains, such as brown rice, oatmeal, and whole wheat
•Fructose, a natural sugar found in artichokes, onions, pears, wheat, and some soft drinks
•Sorbitol, the artificial sweetener
Yes, these are all healthy foods, but don’t let that confuse you. Just choose what works for you. Most likely you don’t have to severely restrict your diet. It may be that only a few of these cause you problems. And remember that some people have problems digesting milk or milk products. But others do not. Also keep in mind that food sensitivities may also change over time.
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