3 things you can start doing if you feel like you cannot eat anything

by purelytwins

Hey luvs,

Do you ever feel like you eat a pretty clean diet yet you still cannot tolerate a lot of foods?

Well that is one of the biggest mysteries with diet and digestion. Sometimes changing just your diet does not always improve digestion! Taking out foods that you are sensitive to is not always enough.

The focus should be rebuilding the digestive organs. Healing your whole digestive system.

In today’s Purely Talk we share a few things we have tried to fix our digestion.  Plus we discuss if they worked or not.

3 things you can start doing to help rebuild your digestive system  if you feel like you cannot eat anything.

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Sorry for the long video we had a lot to say 🙂

3 diet tips to help improve digestion:

Tip 1 – avoid your trigger foods so your digestive system can start to rebuild.  Start by avoiding the major allergens plus any other foods you notice cause you digestive problems.  We noticed avoiding grains and keeping our sugar intake low has helped us with our stomach healing, especially with our acne!

Remember just because a food is healthy doesn’t mean it is healthy for you. 

Tip 2 – play around with food combining. Or try to eat simple meals. We are not big on food combining, we just rather keep some of our meals simple. We like having a serving of healthy fat at every meal. We like eating protein with carbs to help slow the release of the carbohydrate.  Also, we like to eat very simple meals to help with our digestion. Since we know we are still healing, keeping things simple most of the time has been beneficial.

Food combining is personal preference as you might find a combination that works for you or against you.

Tip 3 – eat more cooked foods as they can be easier to digest. If you like raw foods maybe try juicing or blending meals as smoothies or puddings! We personal have been doing better with more cooked food in our diet. We feel less bloated after eating. Our bowel movements are better. Don’t get us wrong we still LOVE raw foods, we just find we do better when they are juiced or blended up. Cooked foods are highly recommend for those with digestive issues as they are easier for the body to digest. At the moment we agree.

Find your balance of how much cooked vs raw foods your body can handle.

And one last note IF your body can handle fermented foods enjoy them often as they are already predigested making them easy for the body to digest. Also they are a natural source of probiotics, which will help more with fixing your digestion!

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If you have a normal or strong digestion we feel you don’t need to worry about these things as much. But for those that are like us and have stomach issues, try some of these ideas and see how you do.  We know some people who have removed only gluten from their diet and felt better. But for others we have to dig a little deeper to help with our health problems.

Here is a friendly printable PDF for 3 starting tips for better digestion –> tips for better digestion via purelytwins  (click to print)

What we have come to conclude after all the articles we’ve read is that when you feel like you cannot eat anything it could be due from damaged metabolism, chronic stress, over use of pills, leaky gut and poor diet. Remember it could take years to heal depending on how damaged is your digestive health.

Remember to document your journey as we are all different! And each person will need different things to heal! Make sure to work with your health professional!

Don’t give up on your healing journey. Each day our bodies are getting stronger and stronger. And your body will too! You’re not alone, we are here to help and encourage you to keep going. Even though Paleo has helped our overall digestion, we have realized we are a tough case. And you may be a tough case too. We might need to do more than just follow a certain diet, like paleo. 

Digestion series recaps:

About the series and fiber update

Our story and why gut health is important

The vicious cycle

9 ways to eliminate waste 

Did eating paleo hurt our skin

We would love to hear from you! Make sure you leave us a comment sharing your thoughts on any topic we discussed in the video.


Prevention and management of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-induced small intestinal injury

How to keep your poop where it belongs

Gluten, autoimmunity and leaky gut

11 things to stop doing to your digestion

Take it easy on the vegetables 

What do you think? Do you notice you become more sensitive to food even though you feel like you are eating healthy for your gut ?

Do you like food combining? Why or why not? Do you notice your digestion better when you have cooked foods?


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kat June 19, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Great video, thanks for this info! I know you both have experimented alot so I appreciate your thoughts on all this. I also eat mostly cooked food now too, but still enjoy my raw foods from time to time, mostly as a detox thing though

purelytwins June 19, 2014 - 12:08 pm

glad you enjoyed it Kat! we love being able to share our experiences with others hoping it helps them in some way 🙂 xo

Heather June 19, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Have you ever tried eating a low FODMAP diet to improve digestion?

purelytwins June 19, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Heather yep! Still do to a point.

Heather June 19, 2014 - 6:37 pm

Also, how do raw veggies like carrots, cukes, celery and lettuce sit with you seeing as how those are veggies most often eaten raw?

purelytwins June 19, 2014 - 7:10 pm

Heather we either juice them or cook them up. From time to time we will have them raw.

Meg @ A Dash of Meg June 20, 2014 - 10:42 am

great post sisters 😀 love you both!

purelytwins June 20, 2014 - 11:33 am

Thanks Meg! Love you too!

Leah June 21, 2014 - 12:17 am

Thanks for the great video! I am working on healing my “leaky gut” and can relate to what you were discussing in the video. It can be frustrating at times when I need to cut a “healthy” food. I did have the blood testing done with my naturopath and it has been completely overwhelming attempting to cut out so many foods. I think I need to try eating more cooked foods (veggies especially) versus raw/salads and see if things improve. Thanks for always sharing your insight! Love following you ladies in your journey.

purelytwins June 21, 2014 - 10:51 am

yes try more cooked foods, we notice huge improvements when we do! xo

Emily August 1, 2014 - 6:34 am

thanks for posting this ladies! I also eat a paleo diet and I am in the middle of a sugar detox too and it’s helping sooo much but it’s certainly not a quick fix or an easy one all the time. I’m figuring out that nuts (and seeds but not so badly) are really giving me digestive trouble and I’m working on letting them go so my gut can really heal. but nut butters!! ugh. anyway, thanks for the reminder that it’s ok that I have these issues and to keep going with it because it makes me happier and stronger every single day!


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