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A doctor’s warning: After fasting, the body is shocked by the sudden change in diet

The human body can suffer a secondary reaction at the time of a sudden change in diet, from one based on fasting vegetables to one rich in meat, fats and carbohydrates, draws the attention of the head of the Community Nutrition and Food Hygiene at the University of Medicine from Târgu Mureş, Monica Tarcea.

“The sudden shift from the detention period to the consumption of meat, fat, foods of animal origin, ie from the fasting period, to those traditional foods that are on the plate on Easter days is practically a food abuse followed by a series of repercussions. . Not for everyone, but for some, this side reaction of the body may occur, which is shocked by the sudden change of food on the plate “, said the doctor, according to Agerpres.

“Fasting is welcome, regardless of the motivation we have, and, to the same extent, when we switch to this type of food specific to the Easter period, we must be much more careful about what we put on the plate. As main recommendations, for those who have fasted and are approaching Easter, it is important to be aware that there is this food risk, that these dense foods of animal origin, from simple recipes to foods that contain more fat, more “Many proteins, which are caloric-laden, and the associations we are used to can have unpleasant repercussions,” she added.

According to the nutritionist, those who have been fasting lately should pay attention to the amount of food they eat and reduce the number of meals they were used to during fasting.

“We have to pay special attention to the amount we consume, to try to consume less than we usually do, to try to reduce the number of meals we were used to during fasting, to try to reduce at least two meals a day would make it much easier for the body to adjust to this sudden change in diet. These two meals with a difference of a few generous hours, 5-6 hours at least, would help our body to digest more easily, to adapt to this dense caloric load of protein, fat, including carbohydrates and to avoid, as much as possible, these unpleasant side effects that may occur “, said Tarcea.

To avoid this discomfort and this extra caloric intake, we should have a representative proportion of vegetables on the plate, so that we are not tempted to eat excessively heavy foods, and thus cause abdominal discomfort.

Another recommendation made by Dr. Monica Tarcea is related to sweets, which she says should be eaten at lunch, but in no case in the evening.

“We are used to adding sweets at the end, but it is not the best recommendation. During Easter, it is good to consume these sweets either in the morning or at noon, but in no case after dinner. Dense foods and especially sweets, which contain a mixed mixture of fat, flour, sugar, sweet fruits, load the body a lot, especially overnight, make digestion difficult and there are those crises in some of us, biliary crises, pancreatic crises, due to the shock brought by sugars and fats “, said Tarcea.

The nutritionist advises us not to forget about soups, even if we are tempted to switch directly to lamb steak, because they will help us digest and cause us to eat less.

“Maybe some people prefer to switch to a more consistent food of the second kind, but the soup can prevent dyspepsia, reduce hunger and so we will eat less and maybe even give up dessert later. We want to consume lamb products or various sweet recipes, it’s okay, but if we start with a soup, the rest of the following quantities can be reduced “, she said.

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