Many blame their extra stomach weight, or rather the stretched stomach. We asked a simple question: is it possible to stretch the stomach, and if so – how to return it to its previous state? Is it possible to? Consider the issue from a scientific point of view.
Three main tasks of the stomach:
- Storing food in large quantities
- Digestion of food with the help of gastric juice
- Moving the digested mixture into the small intestine
So is it possible to stretch the stomach, thereby bringing it to a state in which a sense of satiety comes only after consuming huge portions? The answer is yes and no.
First, the fullness of the stomach is one of the mechanisms of short-term regulation of food intake. To accommodate more food, the muscle tone of the body decreases, and the walls of the stomach protrude. Complete relaxation of the stomach occurs at a volume of 0.8-1.5 liters.
When the stomach is stretched, the stretch receptors send a signal to the food center and reduce the desire to consume food. There are at least 14 stretch receptors responsible for regulating food intake. Surely everyone was nauseous when eating huge portions. This is one of the consequences of ignoring the saturation signals.
Secondly, with regular overeating, these receptors become dull and perform their functions worse, and it affects solid food in large volumes, since liquid food leaves the stomach fairly quickly. That is, the most physiological increase in the stomach is confused with the inability of receptors to send signals to the brain in time. Simply put, the sensitivity of recipes is dulled, and this leads to the fact that your body does not have time to determine the true saturation and send a STOP signal to your brain, while you continue to eat food.
A separate paragraph should be noted that the sensitivity of the receptors of the stomach does not depend on the body weight. That is, a person weighing 120 kg can be saturated with the same amount of food as 70 kg of people. This has been proved both by analyzes and by research.
Is it possible to reduce the stomach?
Of course, we are talking about blunted receptors of the stomach. What if they no longer respond to normal amounts of food? How to restore the sensitivity of receptors? First of all, reduce the single meals and after about a month, you will feel how the receptors of the stomach return to normal.
The process is reversible. It is enough only to stop exerting excessive pressure on your stomach receptors. The body needs about 3-5 weeks to gradually restore the original sensitivity. You can try fractional and any other food. The main thing – do not fill the stomach.
A common mistake is 6 meals a day and a short rest time between meals. A person eats almost in a row 2-3 times, and thus filling the stomach as before. Food is not recycled from the stomach quickly, so give yourself a break of 2-3 hours. Otherwise you will not notice the effect.
At one time the method of surgical intervention was popular in the United States – you are implanted with a plastic mesh on the tongue that clings to the sky and scratches it and creates severe pain. As a result, eating solid food becomes painful, and liquid – it’s easy. So people allegedly treat a distended stomach and excessive consumption of calories. Every whim for your money. Of course, the method produced a result, because a person simply stopped filling the stomach, and sensitivity was restored with time independently.