Digestion is important to your results! You workout hard, eat healthy, but for some reason your progress has plateaued. At this point you need to evaluate your nutrition and digestive health. The old saying is you cannot out train a bad diet, but it should be you cannot out train a poor digestive system.
Food either gets processed for energy, or stored as body fat. The most common issue we see are people with irregular bowel movements, bloating, gas, and low energy. Without addressing the root cause, no matter how goal oriented your nutrition plan is, you are piling on undigested food, storing fat, and increasing toxins in your system.
The solution we provide is an elimination style diet to remove irritants, and build awareness of your system. After just a few days of clean eating most people comment on how much better they feel, improved energy, flatter stomach, and more regular bowel movements.
You should be going #2 every day!! If you are not going daily eliminate the following foods and conditions that most commonly cause troubles:
- Dairy (specifically lactose)
- Raw florets (broccoli / cauliflower)
- Protein bars
- Uncooked oatmeal (raw or granola)
- Red meat and pork
- Aspartame & sugar alcohols
- Excess caffeine & sugar
- Poor sleep
- High stress
- Low hydration & fiber intake
- Not enough activity
- Unbalanced gut bacteria
- Low stomach acid
If you are still experiencing troubles, you need to speak with either a pharmacist or your doctor.