1. Keep a food journal
I find food journals just as tedious as anyone, but this is a case where it’s helpful to keep a journal for (at least) 3 days to get a full picture of what’s happening.
2. Treat the gut
Feeling nauseous after you eat in the morning could be a sign of low stomach pH. In short, you need stomach acid to break down your food. If you don’t have enough stomach acid, you’ll have trouble breaking down food. I recommend digestive bitters to increase acid levels and stimulate digestion. Alternatively, warm water with lemon in the morning can help. Digestive enzymes to help break down food can also be helpful. Another great option is GI Herbal Formula, which is an antimicrobial and antiparasitic formula to wipe out bad bacteria from the gut.
Stress puts us in “fight or flight” mode, which is the opposite of “rest and digest” mode. If the morning starts off rushed and hectic, that does not support digestion. You may end up with that icky feeling that food is “sitting” in your stomach.
Again, we don’t have to “force” breakfast. Many of my clients prefer to start the day with a protein shake because it’s so easy to digest and absorb the nutrients. The shake I recommend most often is called Shakeology. One thing I really like about it in the context of this conversation on supporting digestion, is that it includes digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics. If not a shake, even a soup or broth could be an option for a light breakfast.
Drinking water first thing in the morning supports … everything. Your liver, metabolism, digestion, lymphatic system — all of it! Warm water with lemon and a pinch of cayenne is best.
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