” You are what you eat “ is a statement known to everyone, but do you know that what we do before a meal also has a great impract on our health we’re going to tell you about 9 things you really shouldn’t do on an empty stomach and by empty stomach we mean no less than two hours after you last meal.
Also we’ll even throw in ” a bonus “ where we will tell you some information about things you can do when you’re hungry at the end of the article .
Here are some of the things You Shouldn’t Do on an Empty Stomach :
#1 : Taking Anti-Inflammatories
Remember that aspirin paracetamol and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can’t be taken on an empty stomach and not because this significantly reduces their effectiveness , but because it can cause severe health problems for example gastric bleeding as a general rule of thumb you really shouldn’t be taking any medecine on an empty stomach.
#2 : Drinking Coffee
Who didn’t drink a cup of coffee morning and skip breakfast but that is a terrible idea even decaffeinated coffe will stimulate the production of acid that might cause lots of digestive tract issues if drunk on an empty stomach and beyond that , you may not even get the desired effect you want from coffee if you skip breakfast after it because it may lead to a serotinin deficiency resulting in a gloomy mood for the rest of the day .
what’s the solution here?! : if it’s tough for you to give up the habit of drinking coffee in the morning try to drink your coffee with milk or cream, the milk fat will reduce the negative effects, Also try using natural coffee over freeze-dried.
#3 : Drinking Alcohol
Basically without eating the alcohol absorption rate becomes twice as fast which means you’re going to get drunk two times sonner and while it may sound like a good deal dor someone it has lots of negative repercussions, Some of them are immediate like a much higher chance of a severe hangover, some of them are long-term like bad consequences for your liver heart and kidneys.
How to handle this situation?! : Try to give preferences to cooled non carbonated drinks as they are absorbed more slowly , but even better try to get your hands on some food maybe a small sandwich ideally one that contains butter.
#4 : Chewing Gum
When you chew your gum, your organism thinks that you’re eating food that it will have to digest pretty soon so your stomach meakes a digestive acid which destroys it’s lining when it’s empty, this means that overindulgence with gum is a sure way to develop gastritis, also it’s scientifically proven that people who chew gum prefer junk food like french fries or candy instead of healthy options like fruits or vegetables.
Here’s Some advice !! : chewing gul that contains natural sweeteners like xylitol and sorbitol is far less harmful than those with sugar, also just don’t chew gum for more than 10 minutes even with a full stomach, it can still do some nasty things to your intestines.
#5 : Going to Bed
If you go to sleep hungry and with a low glucose level, it will not only prevent you from falling asleep but it will probably cause the so-called ” Superficial sleep” and you will also probably wake up earlier than expected, so when you go to sleep hungry you sleep worse, interestingly a lack of sleep will increase the level of hunger hormones that is the reason why we eat more on the following day, after skipping dinner and not because our organism remembers not having enough food two day before.
What’s the best solution here??! : it is commonly known that gorging yourself before sleep is also a pretty bad idea, The best option is drinking some dairy product, They contain magnesium and calcium, these elements should ensure a cell.
#6 : Intense Training
There is common misconception that excercising on an empty stomach will burn more calories : that is not true, it doesn’t influence fat loss, muscle loss on the other hand is pretty real, also the exercise intensity is reduced quite a bit since your body lacks energy from food.
What to do ??! : if you have any digestive issues you’d better have a snack before any exercise, Physical activity muck like chewing gum stimulates the production of gastric juice which is as we’ve already mentioned harmful for an empty stomach!! Finally, Try replacing intense training with some aerobic exercises.
#7 : Shopping
it’s common knowledge that going to grocery sopping while hungry will end with only one thing : “buying way more food than you need“, But in fact an empty stomach dictates our behavior even in non food stores, research show that our brain adapts the internal message of i want to buy more and more ( which makes hungry person always buys way more stuff than he or she needs).
The Obvious advice here : is to make shopping list beforehand while you are not hungry , But if that’s not an option and you are already in a store, try playing in cash there is scientific proof that people tend to be far less wasteful with their money when they use real money rather than a credit card .
#8 : Drinking Citrus Juice
And once again we returned to the acid harming the stomach lining, this time it’s cirtus juice which does contain acid and tough fivers which will irritate an empty stomach, this is especially important for people who have gastritis or are at risk of developing it.
Our Advice is quite simple : Just mix a juice with water diluted cirtrus juice doesn’t lose any of its benefits and becomes less harmful, by the way some other foods are not very good for your empty sotmach, Like Tomatoes, Green vegetables and bananas.
#9 : Arguing
Scientists have proven that hunger makes us far less composed, the reasons are quite simple, Self-Control requires energy which is in short supply when the stomach is empty !
here’s an easy fix : if you don’t have time to grab a bite of food before a discussion, drink something warm and offer it to your opponent – or better yet suggest having the conversation over diner.
10. Now Time for The promise Bonus : What you can do when you’re hungry well there’s at least two things that you should do on an empty stomach :
- Number 1 : Solve problems, your ability to concentrate increases when you’re hungry according to research, this is the legacy of our early ancestors who have to focus all their efforts to get food, The hunger hormone also helps to perform various tasks stimulating the brain activity.
- Number 2 : Make choices if you can’t decide on what to choose, try doing it on an empty stomach, research shows that hunger leads people into more successful even though more impulsive decisions, of course you’d better not use this method when matters of finances, relationship or health : are at stake !!