Being on a GLP1 medication can be hard on the gut. Here are 5 tips to help you be successful while on your GLP1 journey.
The medication slows down your digestion, so you need to eat dinner as early as possible before you go to bed. A normal person needs to eat three hours before bed, but as a GLP1 taker I now have to eat four to five hours. This gives your system time to process dinner before your liver gets to work.
Fatty foods should be avoided like the black plague. Choose lean proteins to avoid the acid reflux that is caused by high- fat cuts of meat like pork or beef. These types of meat stay in the stomach longer and cause some nasty side effects in a lot of people. I suggest choosing chicken, turkey, or fish for dinner to help your gut relax. If you have to have a fatty cut of meat try to do it for lunch.
Everyone is going to say avoid fast food and you should, but if you can’t choose healthier options. A salad is always a good choice, KFC’s grilled chicken, or Sonny’s sliced turkey. Fast food can’t always be avoided, but you can choose a better choice.
You have to eat. One thing about GLP1 Medications is it limits your hunger. Make sure you are focusing on protein. If you’re at dinner eat your protein first, then your veggies, and then your starches. You’re going to fill up quickly, so prioritizing your food is important. If you don’t you will get light headed, nauseous, headache, or the same signals people with low blood sugar get.