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3 Antidotes to Overeating

By Amy Paturel, "3 Antidotes to Overeating," May/June 2008

These 3 foods will help fix the damage of a rich meal.


READER'S COMMENT:
"If you just "over" ate...should you really be hungry? So you really need to eat fruit after a big meal? Adding vinegar to your meal, because you know that you are going to "overeat"? ...Maybe plan on not overeating...instead of planning...
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If you just "over" ate...should you really be hungry? So you really need to eat fruit after a big meal? Adding vinegar to your meal, because you know that you are going to "overeat"? ...Maybe plan on not overeating...instead of planning on what to do when you do overeat... (I think I am missing the point of these suggestions and the article. I am just confused.)

Anonymous

06/14/2013 - 5:18am

While your recommendations are healthy and helpful, you might want to address the fact that eating fruit after a meal is not a healthy choice. After a meal of proteins and carbs (which by the way should not be eaten together at the same meal anyway), there is a digestion process to break down those foods that takes more time. Fruit on the other hand digests more quickly, and if eaten on top of a meal, will digest, breakdown, and want to be eliminated from the body quicker than the food eaten at the meal. Trying to push through to the colon and eventually out the body, the digested fruit creates bloating/gas, discomfort, and interferes with the disgestion process of the meal. There should be at least a 2-hour waiting period before putting fruit on top of a meal. Tip to remember: always consume the quicker-digesting foods first, and the slower/heavier foods on top. For example: carrot juice, salad, veggies, carb...in that order. Makes for a much more pleasant eating experience.

Anonymous

12/05/2011 - 4:59pm

It is important to eat protein first when consuming sugar and carbohydrates. It is essential to maintain a proper balance of blood sugar. It is true about red wine in moderation. Resveratrol is a high packed antioxidant found in red wine that can protect the body like any antioxidant. I do believe specific foods help to do specific things. God is very purposeful and when studied you will find how so many "healers" are in the food that He has given us. I suggest doing research before attacking an opinion you have not been informed on because it sounds foolish. Passion is a wonderful quality so is boldness but when given to a fool it only aids to his foolishness.

Anonymous

11/28/2010 - 3:40pm

http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/fruit.asp

you get the same nutrition from a piece of fruit no matter when you eat it. stop worrying about when to eat fruit, just eat it, and more of it.

Anonymous

11/23/2010 - 5:01pm

Fruts are great,I love them!

Anonymous

11/18/2010 - 4:38pm

I adore Ayuveda, and I fully believe that digestion is the key to a healthy, balanced life. According to Ayuveda, you do not eat fruit on a full stomach. You eat it for breakfast or for a snack...in other words, on an empty stomach. Fruit is digested very quickly, so it's going to get down there to your stomach and just sit and wait its turn.

That's gross.

xgravitygirlx

11/18/2010 - 12:43pm

Eat fruit, when you want a piece of fruit. The myths about eating foods at certain times is stupid. When people forgo fruit and go for something that is not so healthy does not do justice to the body. I do not understand how wine makes a person lose weight? I can see it now when Trixie goes out to eat with her husband and has a liquid dinner, instead of a healthier choice. It is funny how people will rationalize that drinking more booze will make them lose weight. Hey, I may be a wino,but at least I am not fat.

Anonymous

07/30/2010 - 9:24pm

OK, so I want to know how to lower sugar, my doctor is on me about sugar, we always do fats, but, if you eat less fat food, yet with a lot of natural sugar, it works against you. It could be low in fat and high in sugar. So how do you eat fruit with sugar or low fat bake goods that still have sugar in them. It is a vicious cycle. I've seen so called sugar free ice cream in the market, in reading the label it had 3 grams of sugar, now that isn't a lot but in terms of the label saying no sugar and low fat, you loose. You pretty much have to eat what it says or you get wacked in the end. Bananas have sugar, Apples etc.

Anonymous

06/21/2010 - 11:15pm

That whole eating fruit separately thing is utter hogwash and has no basis in nutritional science.

Just because somebody writes a book or puts it on the internet doesn't make it true.

Anonymous

06/19/2010 - 11:57am

I agree with the last few comments about the fruits. They should not be eaten after a meal, especially after you've eaten lots of protein and starchy foods, these foods take much longer to digest than fruits and vegetables. Fruits should be eaten before the meal, however its best to eat them as a snack on their own. When there are too many different foods being ingested, the body gets confused. There are specific enzymes to digest each one so if the stomach is working on digesting proteins, then it will push back the digesting time of the others. So, as the result of eating fruits after a big meal, you may experience an upset stomach and usually gas... which is probably best to avoid. Eat veggies before proteins save the big stuff for last because it will take much longer to digest and will save you on a possibly embarrassing issue later on in the night. cheers!

Anonymous

06/14/2010 - 5:39pm



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