Saturday, March 6, 2010
This could be inside your bowels...
Thoughts: A lesson about your bowels...how well do you really know them?
You're NOT Fat! Find out the real cause of your protruding belly. It starts in your bowels.
Stop Starving Yourself: Denying yourself food to avoid bloating and gas only leads to binging. "Instead of decreasing what goes into you," explains Dr. Mauro, "increase what comes out of you."
"Think of your colon like a short hose. If you keep on packing food down that hose but have the other end clogged up, what's going to happen?
"Two things: The tube is going to start bulging outward, because there is no exit point.
"Secondly, that food is going to start to rot. By rotting I mean it will ferment, fester and stagnate — becoming food for microscopic bacteria..."
Here was where it all started to make sense to me...
"...when those bacteria feast on the leftovers inside your gut, they produce gas. Gas and backed up waste cause bloating, cramps and transforms your gut into a trash bin."
Dr. Mauro continued, "Those same bacteria also produce waste products that damage the lining of your colon and the nerves responsible for pumping food out."
Thank you Jason for reccomending the link www.ratemypoo.com hehe check it out for a laugh or a cry or a pout ;)
Challenges: When I resist my bowels, that's when things get cloggd up down there.
Triumphs: Appreciating my bowels :)
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: 2 pears and a beetroot, ginger, celery, apple and carrot juice.
Lunch: Cooked beans and lentils and chickpeas.
Dinner: Jeera rice (rice with jeera Indian spice) with chickpeas, curry powder, chilli and corriander.
Dessert: Chocolate balls with walnuts.
Snacks: Walnuts and brazil nuts.
Exercise: Working on set filming "The Man In The Maze"
227 days to go!