MRT commuters gave up their seats for this client, thinking that she was pregnant. She had very serious bloating problem. Her tummy could bloat like she was 4 to 5 months pregnant (see photo below).
At 25, she weighed 45kg. Now at 30, she was 61kg. She tried treatments at slimming centres and TCM guasha plus tuina, but they did not work. Her bloating problem kept coming back. She put on weight very easily. In 2019 she tried another slimming program for 3 months. That program made her very sick. She kept feeling heaty, had ulcers, throat inflammation and weekly migraine. Panadol extra was a weekly affair and she kept taking sick leave.
Chicken rice made her very bloated. If the rice is white rice cooked on its own, plus the chicken which is cooked separately, she would have no problem. But with an oily chicken rice dish, she would be bloated.
Her main issue was poor digestion of fats. We put her on a detox program and designed a suitable diet for her.
In 2 weeks, her visceral fat went down from 6 to 5. Weight loss was 2.6kg, body fat reduced 2%. Now her tummy is not bloated anymore. She has no more throat inflammation or migraine for the past weeks. Seeing her good results, her husband also followed the same diet. He, too, slimmed down with a smaller tummy.
Her aunty asked, "How can anyone take so much fruits, particularly fruit juices, as there is a lot of sugar."
We can metabolise fruit sugar much much better than refined sugar which is in many foods and desserts. Plus, fruits come with loads of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and many more nutrients. They aid in digestion, absorption and bowel movement.
It is true that some fruits do have higher sugar than others. One simply need to choose a balanced varieties of them. It is important to know which fruits and vegetables agree with your tummy and eat more of them.
A healthy diet must consists of fruits and vegetables
Bloating problems can be solved simply by increasing your fruits and vegetables intake while cutting down junk foods. It is not true that fruits and vegetables cause bloating because they are "cooling".
Jacelyn Tay 21/09/2020
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