Irregular meals - how do you avoid hurting your stomach in the daily rush?

Our daily lives are made up of various responsibilities and activities that lead to stress and also affect our eating habits. Due to a lack of time or stress, we often have irregular and unhealthy meals. We often completely forget about healthy meals — nutritious breakfast, small portions, and the only normal meal we have is dinner, when we try to eat the whole daily portion. It is no wonder that after a short time in this regimen you feel unwell. Try to follow 7 simple tips on a daily basis to help your stomach and contribute to its well-being.

1. Pay attention to your eating habits!

First of all, in order to understand how to change your eating habits, look at what you eat during the day, at what time you eat and how much you eat. Write down absolutely everything you have eaten and drunk during the day for three days. Then try to evaluate — maybe you only have one meal a day and have it just before doing to sleep? Maybe you're passionate about unhealthy snacks between meals? Maybe you drink three cups of coffee during the day, but don't actually drink water? Evaluate your daily diet from a distance or even give it to a close friend or family member for assessment. Evaluate your diet and if it does not comply with the principles of a healthy diet, try to include some small, but necessary changes for your health.

3. Remind yourself that it’s time to have a meal!

If you often forget that you should stop for a moment and have a meal at work, then in the morning, when you come to work, put a coloured sticky note on your computer monitor or planner as a reminder to have a meal. And when you notice this reminder, just slow down and take time for a meal. Your stomach and digestive system will be very grateful!

5. Leave cakes and chocolates for the holidays!

Remember, even if you have eaten sweets or a cake, it is not a crime, but leave this snack for the holidays, not for everyday life. If you cannot give up sweets, eat them in the morning, when the body processes carbohydrates faster and the sugar in them provides you with extra energy. However, it is better to try to choose healthy snacks — dairy products (unsweetened yoghurt, milkshakes with berries), dark chocolate, nuts, fruits and berries, healthy berry and fruit smoothies, etc.

7. Help your digestive system!

You can also do this with a variety of products available in pharmacies that help your stomach, abdomen and digestive system to feel good. These products will be of real help in times of pain or discomfort, and will allow you to overcome them faster, so that you can focus on everyday life and happy moments. Just don't get excited and remember about a healthy, digestive friendly lifestyle!

2. Find time for small but healthy meals!

Taking the daily rush and lack of time into account, we often have to admit that we do not eat small meal portions 4-5 times a day, as would be desirable, but try to eat the whole amount of food we like in the evening. Always try to take healthy food to work or school so that when you are hungry you have something healthy — vegetables, nuts, fruit, yoghurt (preferably without additives), skimmed-milk cheese, etc. Don't forget about breakfast and control your portion size.

4. Give up unhealthy drinks!

Remember that water is your ally on the way to a healthy lifestyle. Try to limit the consumption of coffee and various sweetened and carbonated drinks. To remove excess salts from the body, you need to drink plenty of water. You can also drink herbal or green tea. However, be careful with tea sweeteners, such as adding sugar to your tea. Make sure you always have a bottle of water with you. If you are not sure that you drink enough water during the day — use this simple formula: you should drink 30 ml of water per every 1 kg of your body weight.

6. Don't forget to move — the more, the better!

Even if you have a confining job or spend most of the day without really moving, try to move a little every hour — get up and have some exercise, visit your colleagues in another office, go outside and walk a few blocks around your office, go home by public transport, get off a couple stops earlier and have a walk. If you don't manage to go to the gym or swimming pool regularly for some reason, don't worry! Spring and summer are coming, when there are so many opportunities to move outdoors. If you are not ready to radically change your daily life, start with small things and start with changing your moving habits.

1. Pay attention to your eating habits!

First of all, in order to understand how to change your eating habits, look at what you eat during the day, at what time you eat and how much you eat. Write down absolutely everything you have eaten and drunk during the day for three days. Then try to evaluate — maybe you only have one meal a day and have it just before doing to sleep? Maybe you're passionate about unhealthy snacks between meals? Maybe you drink three cups of coffee during the day, but don't actually drink water? Evaluate your daily diet from a distance or even give it to a close friend or family member for assessment. Evaluate your diet and if it does not comply with the principles of a healthy diet, try to include some small, but necessary changes for your health.

2. Find time for small but healthy meals!

Taking the daily rush and lack of time into account, we often have to admit that we do not eat small meal portions 4-5 times a day, as would be desirable, but try to eat the whole amount of food we like in the evening. Always try to take healthy food to work or school so that when you are hungry you have something healthy — vegetables, nuts, fruit, yoghurt (preferably without additives), skimmed-milk cheese, etc. Don't forget about breakfast and control your portion size.

3. Remind yourself that it’s time to have a meal!

If you often forget that you should stop for a moment and have a meal at work, then in the morning, when you come to work, put a coloured sticky note on your computer monitor or planner as a reminder to have a meal. And when you notice this reminder, just slow down and take time for a meal. Your stomach and digestive system will be very grateful!

4. Give up unhealthy drinks!

Remember that water is your ally on the way to a healthy lifestyle. Try to limit the consumption of coffee and various sweetened and carbonated drinks. To remove excess salts from the body, you need to drink plenty of water. You can also drink herbal or green tea. However, be careful with tea sweeteners, such as adding sugar to your tea. Make sure you always have a bottle of water with you. If you are not sure that you drink enough water during the day — use this simple formula: you should drink 30 ml of water per every 1 kg of your body weight.

5. Leave cakes and chocolates for the holidays!

Remember, even if you have eaten sweets or a cake, it is not a crime, but leave this snack for the holidays, not for everyday life. If you cannot give up sweets, eat them in the morning, when the body processes carbohydrates faster and the sugar in them provides you with extra energy. However, it is better to try to choose healthy snacks — dairy products (unsweetened yoghurt, milkshakes with berries), dark chocolate, nuts, fruits and berries, healthy berry and fruit smoothies, etc.

6. Don't forget to move — the more, the better!

Even if you have a confining job or spend most of the day without really moving, try to move a little every hour — get up and have some exercise, visit your colleagues in another office, go outside and walk a few blocks around your office, go home by public transport, get off a couple stops earlier and have a walk. If you don't manage to go to the gym or swimming pool regularly for some reason, don't worry! Spring and summer are coming, when there are so many opportunities to move outdoors. If you are not ready to radically change your daily life, start with small things and start with changing your moving habits.

7. Help your digestive system!

You can also do this with a variety of products available in pharmacies that help your stomach, abdomen and digestive system to feel good. These products will be of real help in times of pain or discomfort, and will allow you to overcome them faster, so that you can focus on everyday life and happy moments. Just don't get excited and remember about a healthy, digestive friendly lifestyle!

Despite the daily hustle, stress and endless responsibilities, find a moment to listen to your body and don't interrupt it, but on the contrary — help your body to feel good! Start with small steps, then you will get really great results, and your body will tell you — Thank you!