Did you know in Ayurveda, how you eat is actually considered more important than what you eat? You have been trying to eat “right” but the parties, unexpected snacks and stress are starting to catch up to you. Even though you may not always be able to eat what you want, how you eat can help make up for it. Giving the digestive system time to digest your food properly can reduce or even eliminate many common digestive problems.
Digestive Times Guidelines:
Vegetarian Meal, 1-2hrs
Meal that has meat (including fish), 2-3hrs.
Stuffing yourself (not recommended), 3-? hrs.
**It is recommended that you leave a 1/4-1/3 of your stomach empty when eating to allow enough space for your stomach to digest food. (Your stomach is roughly the size of your hands cupped together, in a beggar bowl.)
It can be tricky, finding exactly the right waiting times and may take a little trial and error, but it could be what is standing between you and a life free of gas and bloating. It may take up to a week for your digestion to get on track, so don’t give up after day one. If you miss a couples of days, there is always tomorrow.