⚡️Why prepping has become an essential part of my life?!
The image on the left is my stomach after a week off prepping. I was bloated, lethargic and my stomach was all-round irritated 😣. The image on the right is after a full week of prep and highlights how meal prepping has helped me manage my gut intolerances 🙌. My stomach feels settled and most of my bloating goes down when I regularly eat foods that agree with my body. In addition to saving money, one of the main reasons I continue to prep is so that I can be confident that I am eating food that supports my gut health. I am control of exactly what ingredients I use 💪. Prepping allows me to have healthy, fresh food conveniently at my finger tips, without having to worry if something Is going to make me sick and uncomfortable.
Although my IBS has dramatically improved, I still have a very sensitive stomach and I need to be mindful of what I eat🙏. It can flare-up if I’m not careful. Eating regularly (AKA #LLMealPrep), drinking lots of water and exercising regularly all help to manage my symptoms.
My GP, nutritionist and a gastroenterologist all supported me to learn how to manage my IBS. If you suffer from bloating, cramps, wind and you think you may have IBS, please see your GP as soon as you can and talk to them about your issues. I can’t stress enough how much of a positive impact they made to my overall gut health. Remember, these people spend their whole professional life learning how to help people like us. Make time to look after yourself today and get on top of your gut issues x