You Can Actually ‘Shrink’ Your Stomach Through Diet, Study Says

You Can Actually ‘Shrink’ Your Stomach Through Diet, Study Says


You might be asking yourself, how can you
naturally reduce the size of your stomach? In fact, the only way to reduce our stomach
is through surgery, such as bariatric surgery. However, studies have shown that our stomach’s
food storing abilities are connected to our eating habits. Meaning that the size of the stomach has nothing
to do with the size of the person. When we eat, the nerves in our stomach walls
send signals to our brain, saying that they’ve stretched to about 70% of their capacity. So, the larger the stomach, the longer it
takes for your brain to register that you’re full. As we digest our food, our stomach goes back
to its normal size and starts producing a hormone called ghrelin. This hormone tells our brain that we’re hungry
again. Our stomach takes around 20 minutes to tell
our brain that it’s full, so, if we eat too fast, we’re probably eating too much. If you change a few of your eating habits,
it’s possible to “shrink” your stomach, making you feel full faster and hungry less
often. It’s important to avoid distractions while
choosing what you want to eat, and not to choose only by taste, but also by smell, texture
and appearance. Always choose foods with higher nutritional
density, such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Vegetables are great because they take up
space in your stomach but don’t have as many calories as other foods, filling you up on
less calories. Choosing healthier foods and eating smaller
portions will tone your stomach and help you lose weight in a healthy and natural way.

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