Bloating is caused by many factors: too much salt the night before, not drinking enough water and menstrual cycle. Here are 8 amazing bloating remedies that will help you keep a flat stomach and stay comfortable throughout your day!
You are at an important job meeting. Your boss and co-workers sitting with you at the board room. You are prepared and about to give on of the most important presentation of your career.
What can go wrong? Just this little tiny detail that is not even your fault…
You are about to get your period and feeling EXTREMELY bloated! You are retaining water and your stomach is a one giant knot. Standing up is uncomfortable, so is sitting down. Drinking water doesn’t help, eating is not an option and you are growing nervous about the presentation. Feels like the nerves add to the bloating and you start getting nervous about that too.
Great, now you are just getting nervous about getting nervous, but bloating is still there.
Being bloated is never fun, but it’s completely preventable! Many of my clients come to me just because of this reason – they CONSTANTLY feel bloated. If that’s you, then you should definitely book a free consultation with me – it can be quite an easy fix!
But what do you do, if this is ALREADY happening? You can relieve this feeling as fast as within one hour!
Some bloating remedies can be quite surprising and counter-intuitive. But trust the process and you will be able to fight back and reduce this uncomfortable state! Here are my top 8 bloating remedies, every woman should try!
8 Super Effective Bloating Remedies
I know this is probably the last thing you feel like doing while you are bloated… But regular exercise can do at least a couple of things to help decrease bloating. For one, it can help keep your weight under control and it can also prevent constipation. People who are more sedentary tend to pack on the pounds and have a more sluggish digestive system.
Skip the salt
Try to not give in to those cravings as salt can cause you to retain water weight. Eating salty foods will only make the problem worse.
Eat small frequent meals instead of a few larger meals
The hypothesis behind this suggestion is that it makes it easier on your digestive system when you are supplying it with food throughout the day as opposed to a few meals. This not only reduces the risk of indigestion but it also reduces the chance that your body will hoard calories. Some say that small frequent meals will also curb cravings for carbs, sweets, and salty snacks. Make sure that your frequent (4-6) meals are small and healthy.
Limit the use of artificial sweeteners
There are some people who have difficulty digesting artificial sweeteners which can result in both gas and diarrhea. A lot of these artificial sweeteners can be found in things like sugar-free gum. In addition to the artificial sweetener upping the chance for gas production, the act of chewing and swallowing air can also add to your bloat.
Increase your fiber intake
Most of us don’t get enough fiber in our diets and the result can be bloating and constipation. One precaution about adding fiber to your diet is that it can cause bloating if you don’t also increase your fluid intake. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids (8 glasses of water, for example, per day). Fiber will make you feel fuller faster so that you are not increasing your calorie intake and it also can improve your digestion. The recommendation is to gradually increase your intake of fiber over the course of several weeks to prevent any tummy troubles. Vegetables, fruits, lentils, seeds, and nuts are great sources of fiber.
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Pick protein and potassium rich foods
Fill your plate with ingredients that won’t cause you to puff up. High-potassium foods like sweet potato, leafy greens, tomatoes, and asparagus help promote a good balance of fluids. Protein is another safe bet—think chicken, fish, and tempeh. Foods that act as natural diuretics like celery, cucumbers, watermelon, lemon juice, garlic, and ginger will also make you feel lighter on your feet, even on your period.
Limit caffeine and alcohol
Pre-menstrually, alcohol can enhance PMS symptoms like breast tenderness, mood swings, and bloating. And coffee can overstimulate the digestive tract and irritate the bowels, not to mention dehydrate you, which causes you to retain water.
Get some extra ZZZs
Sleep is often a most natural bloating remedy and cannot be overstated! It’s during these crucial hours, though, that the excess fluid in your belly is able to move back into the body and be eliminated. So aim to get eight hours a night!
Need a sound and effective diet plan? Book a free consultation with me and let’s start talking!