How do you reduce your intake, and cut back on portion sizes? Especially when you are always hungry? It seems impossible. It is possible. Learning which foods your body needs will relieve your hunger issues as well as your overall girth. Staying flexible will be a side benefit as well as curing any digestive issues you may have.
Learning which foods will keep you from always being hungry, and eating the foods that feed your nutritional blank spots will help fill you up. Feeling confident you are supporting your body with the nutrition it needs, you can continue aging with confidence.
As we age, we will lose muscle mass, even when we may exercise. Cutting back on food and consuming less protein will help keep the colon from becoming impacted, causing pain. This means removing all the unnecessary processed foods, and white foods like bread, pasta, crackers, snack foods and white flour, white rice and white potatoes. This keeps us from eating more protein for balance. Balance for everybody means finding your most efficient fat-burning ratio of protein to low glycemic high fiber carbs to fat.
Learning which ratio your body can eat in will cause you to lose excess body fat. You will feel better and look better too. Eating low glycemic high fiber carbs not the crackers, bread and noodles, will give your body the energy it needs to help with excess body fat loss.
Also finding your best proteins, will keep your digestion running smoothly. Grass fed varieties will also support your aging body with more nutrients. Having the energy to do the things you love.
As you move through middle age and on to old age, you may find, that you are not as hungry, and can pick and choose when to eat. You can always know what to eat next, if you know your last food you ate. If it was protein and you are still hungry, you will find that low glycemic high fiber carbs will help you feel full. There are my friends I have helped, and the group on Facebook also recommends eating protein with vegetables and a little fat. Besides, eating protein with vegetables, will help prevent kidney stones.
Avoiding your avoid foods, will also help prevent kidney stones. Learning which foods your body needs, will do many things for you at once. It will give your body the nutrients it needs. Give you the energy you may be missing and solve your IBS problems all at the same time.
Change makes the body happy sometimes, and not so happy sometimes. Sticking with the process will help you find your best health through a step by step process.
As an example, here are the changes I made for breakfast while transitioning through menopause — a comment on a Facebook page: Actually yogurt is an avoid on the computer generated Genotype list, however, working through the process, and trying everything… EVERYTHING to not be hungry. I tried eggs, and I was hungry so I added a Clif bar. This worked for a short while. I tried sugar yogurt and oatmeal, and quinoa with steel- cut oats, and rolled oats, and I didn’t feel well. (Then the sugar was giving me excess gas). I tried eggs with collard greens as an omelet, and I still wasn’t satisfied. So… I tried just processed amaranth flakes and Cheerios and fruit, with almond milk and this worked for a period of time. (Fruit sugars are okay for some) Then I had to add more protein, so since eggs don’t work, I tried thick Greek Yogurt, and it is working for now. My goal was to be able to last 4 hours. And to be able to poop daily. And twice a day.
Not hurting for me was finding the nutrients my body needed, and not being constipated. Too much digested food caused pain.
Finding your best foods may be a process. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things or combinations. The oatmeal and quinoa breakfast recipe is under wheat alternatives with a bread video.