“First Things First” – How Can Sequential Eating Help My Hydration?
What if there were a way to improve your hydration without drinking more water?
There’s an easy way to do this. It comes from a concept called “sequential eating” discovered by Dr. Stanley Bass. It’s based on the understanding of how food forms layers inside your stomach. Think Tetris, but played with a knife and fork.
Your digestive system uses a different enzyme for each food item. It has an easier time with like items grouped together. Layers of food digest better than a jumble of everything all mixed together. It’s a basic efficiency factor for digestion.
The basic approach is to sequence your eating from the least to most dense. Start with liquids at the beginning of the meal, and then increase the food density one layer at a time.
You’re already familiar with this pattern. The typical restaurant service always begins with a drink order. Then something of low density — soup or salad. An appetizer may follow (which is getting a little more dense, or less liquid). Finally, you’re served the dense main course.
This follows the sequential eating idea. This instinctual cultural wisdom is now explainable by Dr. Bass’ research.
Drinking during the meal is usually the biggest habit to break. It disturbs the density sequence. Retrain your habits to only drink before and between meals. Twenty minutes before each meal is the perfect time to have a glass or two of water. This primes your system with the digestive fluids it needs.
Sequential eating improves your hydration AND your nutrition. You get more value out of the diet you’re already consuming. This one simple technique improves two important fertility factors. You don’t even have to change any of your diet – only the sequence in which you eat it.
Improvements in hydration prevent overeating tendencies. Hunger and cravings are often thirst in disguise. It will also help to re-balance your pH levels.
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