The Top 3 Reasons You Don't Feel Good After You Eat: A Doctor Explains
Svg Vector Icons : http://www.onlinewebfonts.com/icon icon_line_graph_m Created with Sketch. icon_rings_m Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_m Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_monline Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_monline Created with Sketch. Store
Health Concerns
7 Signs You Have a Hormonal Imbalance

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

The Surprising Source Of Bloating and How to Stop…

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

5 Early Warning Signs You Could Have an Autoimmune…

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

Optimization
What is CBD Oil and How Does it Work?

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

The Gene Mutation That Affects 40% of People

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

Here’s How High Cortisol Impacts Your Health and What…

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

Recipes & Nutrition
What is Intuitive Eating and How Can You Eat…

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

5 Natural Herbs and Supplements to Increase Sex Drive…

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

3 Foods That Boost Collagen That Aren’t Bone Broth

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

News
Welcome to Parsley’s New NYC Center

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

What to Expect At Your First Parsley Health Visit

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

5 Essential Blood Tests You Need Every Year

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep…

Health Concerns

Top 3 Reasons You Don’t Feel Good After You Eat

Eating fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain your tissues and organs, keep your cells running properly, and ultimately give you the energy to live your life to the fullest. But what happens when eating makes you feel bad?

You’re about to dive into a plate full of delicious food. You get started, savoring the first bite, but then quickly devouring the rest, your plate whipped clean. You find yourself wishing you had more. But then it starts. The bloating. The gas. The abdominal pain. A familiar mix of symptoms that make you feel like crap and you have no idea why. Find out what and how you’re eating can play a part in why you don’t feel good after you eat.

3 reasons you don’t feel good after you eat

1. You’re stressed

Whether you realize it or not, stress greatly impacts digestive function. When you feel stress or anxiety, your body goes into fight or flight mode, a natural response that increases your heart rate, constricts blood vessels, and tightens muscles. In this state, the gut becomes vulnerable to inflammation, permeability (leaky gut), reflux, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and even food allergies.

The fix: So the next time you sit down to eat, take a deep breath, relax, and be present while you eat—don’t multitask. This will go a long way in helping you properly digest and absorb the nutrients from the food you eat.

2. You’re not chewing properly

Did you know that digestion begins in the mouth? Even before you take a bite, your salivary glands are activated, secreting key enzymes that will break down your food. While you don’t really have to worry about that, you do need to be mindful of actually chewing your food. As your teeth tear up food, saliva softens and breaks it down to make it easy for the next stage of digestion, which happens in the stomach. But if you don’t chew your food enough, the breakdown doesn’t happen thoroughly, resulting in more work for the rest of the digestive tract. The act of swallowing huge chunks of food without chewing until your food pretty much liquefies can result in gas, bloating, and stomach pain.

The fix: Be sure to chew your food around 20 times before swallowing.

3. You have food sensitivities

If you are constantly experiencing pain and discomfort after eating, it’s time to do some investigating. Take note of what you eat at every meal and log it in a food diary. After a few weeks, it’s time to see if there is a pattern. Does bloating happen anytime gluten is involved? Does gas hit you hard anytime you snack on cheese? Is your afternoon coffee causing your evening diarrhea?

The fix: Whatever you discover, it’s time to give your body a break and stop eating the foods that trigger negative reactions.

Eating is supposed to be a pleasurable experience, not a painful one. If you’ve been experiencing abdominal pain, gas, bloating, brain fog, and irregular bowel movements, it’s time to consider making some essential changes! Your body will thank you.

why you don't feel good after you eat

How to Improve Your Digestive Health

Since your digestive system is a long and complex system, starting from your mouth and ending at your anus, there are many things that can go wrong along the way. We know that how we live and eat has a direct impact on our digestive system and how well it functions. By incorporating these biohacks for a healthier gut, you may be able to help your digestive system function more efficiently.

If you regularly experience symptoms of feeling sick after you eat and still aren’t sure what could be causing it, it’s best to consult with a doctor to help you determine what it could be.

Final Thoughts on Why You Don’t Feel Good After You Eat

  • Eating is supposed to be pleasurable, so if you experience regular pain, gas, bloating, brain fog and IBS, it’s time to consider what is at the root cause of your symptoms.
  • Top reasons you may feel nauseous after you eat include a potential undiagnosed food sensitivity, chronic stress, or not chewing your food properly.
  • Improving your digestive health will help your digestion function more efficiently and can improve your overall health.

Parsley Health is the only medical practice that leverages personalized testing with whole body treatments.

More Gastrointestinal Issues

Autoimmune & Inflammation
What Causes Leaky Gut and How to Heal It From the Inside Out

Leaky gut syndrome is becoming more common due to modern diets, medications, and chronic stress. And…

Food & Nutrition
The Parsley Health Guide to a Healthier Thanksgiving

Holidays can be magical. They can also be rough. Underneath the pumpkin spice lattes and twinkling lights…

Biohacking
How to Biohack Your Way to a Healthier Gut

“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates This statement is as true today as it…

Health Concerns
What to Eat During Pregnancy for Optimal Health

Struggling to determine the right things to eat and not to eat while you’re expecting? We…

Find out if Parsley is perfect for you. Schedule a free call with one of our health care advisors.