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    Posted by Jacqueline on October 24, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    I eat healthy, lots of veggies and fruits, I drink plenty of water and all that. But I’m not good at making proper portions. I have bloat issues most of the time and find it difficult to breathe properly during workout

    Jacqueline replied 6 months, 4 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Cornelia

    Member
    October 25, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Bloating most often comes from food that is not properly digested. I would write down what you eat and take notes when you feel good and when you feel bloated. Reduce ingredients that are known to cause bloating like cauliflower and legumes and see how you feel (sugar also can be bloating or milk if you are intolerant). Often people that eat healthy and lots of veggies and such might eat too little of other things. I would definitely recommend to look into portion suggestions for carbs protein and fats so you get an idea what amounts would be good for you without having to count and measure everything too rigorously.

    In terms of breathing you want to breathe in during the easy part of the movement and breathe out during the hard part for example, during a push-up you will breathe in when you lower and breathe out when you push up. If you are having trouble doing so, slow down the movement and be more intentional

    • Jacqueline

      Member
      October 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      Thank you so much Cornelian, I will try with writing down what I eat, I suppose its a good idea

  • KaLinda

    Administrator
    October 26, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Jacqueline!

    Cornelia gave some great insight. One surprising thing I learned recently is that we do not typically prepare grains how they were traditionally prepared (soaked and/or sprouted), so therefore we don’t always properly digest them. If you have food intolerances, as Cornelia mentioned, this could be another cause, but you could do a simple food intolerance test online to see what is causing it. My husband and I did one months ago and found that our bodies didn’t tolerate many foods, even ones we were surprised with (like kale and chicken for him, Brussels sprouts and sesame for me).

  • KaLinda

    Administrator
    October 26, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    This is the test we ordered: https://allergytest.co

    • Jacqueline

      Member
      October 26, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks for sharing this too Kalinda, I’ll go through the link