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I have been feeling much better on this diet but ever since I started it, I have been burping alot. Does this mean I am not digesting well. I am o+ and it seems that it is a reaction to the red meat. I'm taking protease to help but I'm still burping alot. -- Holly
Pancreatic enzymes helped me out when I first started the diet. If you eat bread, rice or other grains with your meat, it may be worthwhile to see how you feel after a few meals of meat and vegetables only. Try to chew slowly, and don't drink water or other beverages while you are eating. A calm frame of mind at mealtime, and focusing on your food rather than engaging in animated conversation, will support better digestion.
What are the best digestive enzymes you recommend for Type A? -- Laurie
Gentian (20 drops in a few ounces of water), bromelain (one or two capsules before a meal), or a few slurps of plain pineapple or grapefruit juice. You may also want to review your intake of flesh food, grain, and fats ~~ any one of which, in excess, can truly upset the type A tummy. Small meals taken four to five times throughout the day may also suit you better than larger, more infrequent meals.
There can be a bit of an adjustment period when starting a new diet. The hard-working bacteria in our digestive tracts will be a little put-about by the new arrivals, and will need time to establish a new status-quo. If you are new to this plan, eating simply and paying attention to your signals of hunger or fullness will speed your progress and your digestive comfort. Rest, exercise, and enjoy the changes!