That’s it! I’ve said it…I HATE my guts. Hate is such a strong word, I know! But there it is. I have had my guts since the tender age of zero and have learned that it is a finicky,
spoiled brat who prides itself in being a HUGE FOOD SNOB. “If you feed me that,” it says “I’m going to give you a big stomach ache, equipped with distention that makes you appear 5 months pregnant and TONS of gas!!” Anyone else been there?!
So what’s to be done about it? Here are some suggestions based on my experience:
- Stop stressing out! Easier said than done but if your life isn’t in immanent danger (which it most likely is not) take a deep breath and put things in perspective. You DO have control over how you feel at any given time.
- Eat Healthy. At least embrace the foods that make you feel AMAZING not only physically but mentally as well; foods that don’t zap you of all energy and leave you with anxiety. Come on! You KNOW what they are;)
- Exercise. Move that blood! Detox your body and regenerate those cells!
- Stop the MADNESS! Take time to just sit and be still without the obligation to those thoughts that loop over and over in your head.
- BREATHE! Breathing long and deep lowers the blood pressure, tunes into that parasympathetic nervous system that relaxes the body and moves the blood, especially in the gut, aiding digestion.
- Sit up straight or stand during (and post) eating to take compression off the guts and allow the food to pass through and digest more easily.
- POOP!! EVERYDAY!! This is HUGE if you want to feel good mentally and physically. Utilize supplements if you have to but try to stick to non-addictive, natural methods.
- Learn to love your guts and take care of your guts and show it the respect it wants (and deserves).
These are the things that have helped me manage my fussy guts. And instead of loathing, learn to be grateful for the wonderful things your gut does RIGHT for the body! Still having issues? Read back into my previous posts on gut health! And good luck!