What to Dine (if you Want to Wake up with a Flat Belly)
What to dine is a problem sometimes. We often wake up tired and with a swollen belly.
Then, what can we eat for dinner? There are some rules that we ould follow:
- The first thing to do, as is obvious, is to control the quantities we eat. Obviously, if we eat a lot, it will no longer be a problem of swelling, but of weight gain and excess fat. As we have said, not much quantity and to lie down once we have done the digestion.
- Better not to eat quickly, with nerves: have a quiet dinner in a relaxed environment without television. Stress causes us to eat more quickly, to chew less, to swallow gases and to increase our training.
- We have to try that the foods that we digest are metabolized without difficulties and thus also achieve that no gases form in our organism.
- And finally, we should also avoid fluid retention, improve intestinal transit and avoid constipation.
Food to avoid
- Flatulent vegetables at night
They cause gas. Especially, those that have a high sulfur content, such as cruciferous: cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, others like onions, leeks, garlic or peppers.
- Soluble fibre.
- Food that “chills”.
Desserts straight out from the fridge, vegan yoghurts… They literally stop digestion, they have very yin energy that makes the digestions last much longer.
- Savoury Food.
because they will cause liquid retention, as well as soft drinks, alcohol and fermented spirits. If we drink gas, it will cause the stomach to swell.
Gluten is a protein difficult to digest. Although we do not have specific problems of celiac disease or intolerance, they are large molecules that will cost the body to metabolize.
- Little cooked pasta or too ‘al dente’,
It’s much more difficult to chew and therefore to digest.
Direct to your Plate
- Soup or vegetable broth with dry daikon. The well-cooked vegetables avoid the difficulty of digestion, and the broth contributes great content of nutrients, is easy to digest, low in calories and at the same time helps to improve hydration and eliminate liquids if we tend to retain them. With the dry daikon also, we help the liver to work better when it comes to digesting fats.
- Cucumber, celery or zucchini. They contain flavonoids such as quercetin which helps to reduce inflammation, and up to 96% of water, so we can add them in salads, in summer, or in the form of blanched vegetables or soups in winter.
- Ginger. Tones the digestive system, helps the manufacture of enzymes and gives digestive heat to our body … You can sprinkle grated ginger on top of meals like purées, creams or even more easily in an infusion with ginger and lemon for after dinner, as an option to replace the dessert.
- Sauerkraut. A natural prebiotic, used as a main course garnish, has a number of enzymes that promote digestion.
- Fish. Although, yes, always cooked on the grill, steam or oven, without many sauces, and not very cooked so that you do not lose your omega 3 content. We can add some spice and olive oil, it is preferable to Eat it with a little salt.
Don’t forget this
- Eating calmly and talking the least possible is very important, it helps us to salivate better, taste what we eat and chew food.
- It is better to lie down with the digestion done since otherwise the whole process will be paralyzed once we are lying down.
- Do not take sweets or cold foods because they will slow down the digestion process.
- Take herbal infusions such as fennel, mint, cumin, chamomile, star anise or liquorice after the meals.