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What is Gastroparesis and can diet improve my symptoms?

Gastroparesis is a condition where there is abnormal gastric motility and delayed gastric emptying (i.e. slower emptying of stomach contents to the intestine). Often those with this condition experience symptoms one to two hours after eating such as nausea, bloating, vomiting, retching, early satiety, upper abdominal pain, poor appetite and reduced quality of life. Gastroparesis is also more common in diabetics. Dietary Management: Small frequent meals to allow time for emptying Avoiding foods that slow gastric emptying such as high fat and fibre. Thus low fat (<30% of total daily energy from fat) and lower fibre Reducing particle size such as chewing more or pureeing foods More fluids to h

Eating More to Stay Warm in Winter?

In Winter people tend to eat more without realising it to stay warm. ❇️Dietary thermogenesis 🔥involves using about 10% of total daily energy to metabolise the food which produces heat (30% of the protein’s energy, 5-10% carbohydrate’s energy and 2-5% of fat’s energy) ❇️This can help us maintain our body temperature 🌡 temporarily but remember the remaining consumed energy 70-98% from the food or beverage will need to be expended through exercise 👣or stored as fat⚖️. ❇️So why not have some ♨️hot water, hot tea or hot herbal tea that is also minimal calories instead? (Keep coffee to 3 cups a day and tea to 4 cups a day which is the caffeine limit for the average adult). ❇️Thereafter h

What is Gastroparesis and can diet improve my symptoms?

Gastroparesis is a condition where there is abnormal gastric motility and delayed gastric emptying (i.e. slower emptying of stomach contents to the intestine). Often those with this condition experience symptoms one to two hours after eating such as nausea, bloating, vomiting, retching, early satiety, upper abdominal pain, poor appetite and reduced quality of life. Gastroparesis is also more common in diabetics. Dietary Management: Small frequent meals to allow time for emptying Avoiding foods that slow gastric emptying such as high fat and fibre. Thus low fat (<30% of total daily energy from fat) and lower fibre Reducing particle size such as chewing more or pureeing foods More fluids to h

Eating More to Stay Warm in Winter?

In Winter people tend to eat more without realising it to stay warm. ❇️Dietary thermogenesis 🔥involves using about 10% of total daily energy to metabolise the food which produces heat (30% of the protein’s energy, 5-10% carbohydrate’s energy and 2-5% of fat’s energy) ❇️This can help us maintain our body temperature 🌡 temporarily but remember the remaining consumed energy 70-98% from the food or beverage will need to be expended through exercise 👣or stored as fat⚖️. ❇️So why not have some ♨️hot water, hot tea or hot herbal tea that is also minimal calories instead? (Keep coffee to 3 cups a day and tea to 4 cups a day which is the caffeine limit for the average adult). ❇️Thereafter h

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