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Greg Davis
05-05-2009, 02:07 PM
I'm interested in figuring out if there is a good way to optimally "prime the stomach" for a big whopping protein+fat meal.. I'm talking about tackling a dinner with like 1+lb meat, 100+g fat..

For me I've noticed that sometimes these types of meals (I don't have that much meat at every dinner) go down better than others. Can't remember where I heard this but I think it was some doctor interviewed on jimmy moore's show who said if your cortisol is high you won't digest a big pro+fat meal very well. If that is correct than maybe it is best a good idea to be as relaxed as possible before dinner (supplement sometimes necessary)?

Also, there's not much info to go on but some have claimed taking some ACV beforehand can stimulate HCl.. would it be worth considering taking ACV + some sort of cortisol reducing supplement before a big dinner for optimal digestion?

Garrett Smith
05-05-2009, 05:38 PM
Stress = poor digestion.

ACV and/or herbal bitters can help to stimulate digestion when taken before a meal.

The less carbs, the better it will digest in general.

If you were going to do something to reduce cortisol before the meal, you'd likely need to give it at least an hour to work. That's an approach I'm not familiar with.

Jay Cohen
05-06-2009, 05:29 AM
I'm interested in figuring out if there is a good way to optimally "prime the stomach" for a big whopping protein+fat meal.. I'm talking about tackling a dinner with like 1+lb meat, 100+g fat..

For me I've noticed that sometimes these types of meals (I don't have that much meat at every dinner) go down better than others. Can't remember where I heard this but I think it was some doctor interviewed on jimmy moore's show who said if your cortisol is high you won't digest a big pro+fat meal very well. If that is correct than maybe it is best a good idea to be as relaxed as possible before dinner (supplement sometimes necessary)?

Also, there's not much info to go on but some have claimed taking some ACV beforehand can stimulate HCl.. would it be worth considering taking ACV + some sort of cortisol reducing supplement before a big dinner for optimal digestion?

Might you be over thinking this???????

How about you sit down, start off with salad with Balsamic Vinegar / Olive Oil, or just some lemon juice.

Then plow into your meat, butter on your veggies, top off piece of fruit(or not), call it dinner.

You really think about stuff like "priming the stomach". How do you get through the day??????????

Greg Davis
05-06-2009, 06:09 AM
Yeah I think about if its been an extremely stressful day and I only have certain window of time to get a bunch of food in..

Darryl Shaw
05-06-2009, 06:11 AM
On the basis that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step I think you should just go at it one bite at a time until there's nothing left.