It is important that moms take good care of themselves. Often, we put our husbands, children, and work before our own needs. Too much fast food? Eating on the go? Missing meals? Today, I’m sharing three easy habits to improve your digestive health.
I’ve shared a few times before that I am diabetic.
This month, I’ve had several doctor’s appointments in an attempt to lower my A1C.
My doctor told me that if I am not able to improve it by my next three-month checkup, that I will have to start on insulin. I not a fan of pricking my finger to check my blood sugar. So I am definitely not excited to sign up for using insulin every day by a needle!
So, this was my wake up call to get myself in check. I’ve tried many times before to eat healthier, but the bottom line is I wasn’t willing or able to modify my habits in order to improve my diet. I don’t have a choice this time.
To help, he increased the strength of one of my medicines and required that I began taking all of this much more seriously. I have to improve my diet, which includes eating breakfast and adding healthy snacks.
In addition, I have been meeting with a nurse in my doctor’s office to discuss counting carbs, daily exercise (or at least three times weekly), monitoring my blood sugar, and taking my medication correctly.
My schedule is crazy, but I’m trying to create new habits which in turn will make up a new lifestyle.
Three Ways to Support Your Digestive Health
1. Stay Hydrated
Drink plenty of water. Your body needs moisture and one of the best ways is for you to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day. This will keep your skin and the rest of your body well hydrated.
When I do a good job of this, I reuse my travel coffee mug or refill a 16 oz bottle a few times each day. Drinking water is really essential for me to reduce impurities within my body and allows the kidneys to work better. It also may reduce the risk of higher blood glucose levels
2. Move It
Every busy mom can find 30 minutes in her day to get in a quick workout. I shared six thirty minute workouts at the gym. If I can’t get to the gym, I can easily walk one mile down my road and back each day within 30 minutes.
I stay ready for opportunities to exercise by keeping a packed bag in my trunk that includes a t-shirt, comfy shorts, my sneakers, socks, my phone, and flushable cleansing cloths.
3. Eat Healthy
Focus on a diet rich in protein, fiber, and low in carbs. As a diabetic, this is a must for me. The protein gives me energy, the fiber helps me stay full (and minimizes overeating), and the reduced amount of carbs works with my medication to keep my blood sugar steady. It also minimizes my digestive issues.
Are you experiencing bloating, gas or digestive discomfort? Your problem could be FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols)—specific types of carbs that can be difficult for some people to digest and trigger digestive discomfort.
If you suffer from digestive issues, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Over 80 million adults in the US alone suffer. And if you do, you know firsthand that sometimes they can disrupt your active and busy lifestyle.
It is really exciting to have a new nutritional drink option!
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- Low in FODMAPs
- 3 g Fiber
- 15 g High Quality Protein
- 25 Essential Vitamins & Minerals
- Suitable for Lactose Intolerance**
- NO Gluten
- NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
- NO Sugar Alcohols or Artificial Colors
We picked up a case during our weekly grocery shopping at Kroger, in the Nutritional Drink aisle. The ProNourish drink comes in two delicious flavors, French Vanilla and Strawberry Banana. It’s the perfect snack or mini-meal, whether you’re at home, at work, or doing errands—just right for any busy lifestyle.
I love how easy Kroger makes it to save money on the things I buy. Using Kroger’s digital coupons is super easy. Just sign into your account on the Kroger website (or use the app like I do).
As a bonus, every Friday Kroger releases a digital coupon for a free product. No string attached! You don’t have to buy anything!
After visiting the website or using the app, I simply add the coupons I want to use to my Kroger card. When I checkout, they are automatically applied to my order. They’re even saved in a convenient shopping list that I can print out and take with me to the store.
Right now you can save $2.00 on ProNourish with Kroger’s digital coupon.