"Putting too much food into your stomach is like putting too many clothes in the washing machine. If you fill the washing machine to the top with clothes, how is the laundry powder going to mix and distribute? How are the clothes going to separate and get thoroughly clean?"
"The stomach is like a bag at the end of the esophagus. It twists and squeezes food downward."
"The stomach is like a mixer, churning and mashing together all the small balls of food that came down the esophagus into smaller and smaller pieces. It does this with help from the strong muscles in the walls of the stomach and gastric (say: gas-trik) juices that also come from the stomach's walls "
"The shape of the stomach is like a jelly bean, as it is sac-shaped or a pear-shaped bag. It's interesting to take note that the stomach has the capacity to change its size and shape in accordance to the position of our body as well as the amount of food that it stores. "
"The stomach is like a food blender. It makes a milky. mixture called chyme by breaking food into smaller pieces."
"Our stomach is like a short-term storage which allows us to eat a big meal fast and then deal with it over a longer period of time."
"The stomach is like a bag lined with muscle and glandular cells, and is the first place chewed food goes to after it has been chewed and swallowed. It produces acidic juices from its lining to start off the digestive process."
"Your stomach is like a little balloon, and when you eat too much at one time, it stretches too far and feels uncomfortable. If you give your stomach time to get rid of some of the food, you'll decrease the likelihood of indigestion and heartburn."
"The Spleen and Stomach are the two primary organs of digestion. The Stomach is like the sous-chef, accepting the food as it comes into the kitchen and chopping it , organizing it, and making it ready for the soup that the Spleen is responsible for cooking. The Spleen is like a bubbling cauldron. As it begins to cook the food sent over (metaphorically-speaking) by the Stomach, steam arises from that bubbling cauldron. The steam is the Qi, or the fuel, that all the other organs in the body need in order to function properly. "
"Don't eat lunch at your desk - your stomach is like a second brain and needs plenty of energy to digest food well. If you are using your brain for work while trying to eat at the same time you won't digest your lunch plus you won't be eating and mindfully so will be more likely to crave treats in the afternoon "
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