Get Rid of Bloat
Get rid of bloat. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had to deal with bloat on some occasions. One occasion that has inspired me to write this post is this past Valentine’s Day. Hubby was taking me to a nice dinner, and I was going to wear my cute little red dress that hugs in all the right places that I looked like a million bucks in before. So, I go to put it on, and something seems not quite right.
I look in the mirror and oh my goodness I am not that pregnant! Let me clarify, I am not even pregnant at all. So, I agonizingly threw the dress to the floor and found a long tunic to wear underneath a cardigan to disguise this outrageous and new bloat. Then the next day and several days after, I researched all that I could on this conundrum and I’m excited to share with you what I found. Let’s dive right in!
What exactly causes bloat?
Turns out there are many things that can cause bloat. From the obvious (gas) to the less obvious (certain foods, even healthy foods). Even stress can cause bloating. And unfortunately, many women suffer from bloat around their time of the month. Just another benefit of being a lady! The good news is, there are ways to fight against and get rid of bloat.
7 Methods of Bloat Domination:
- Rid yourself of consuming fizzy drinks, too much salt, and too much sugar.
Carbonated beverages contain bubbles of carbon dioxide that can be released after it reaches your stomach. Salt increases water retention in your body, causing bloat. Sugar can cause gas and bloat.
- Increase your fiber intake.
Gradually increase your fiber intake as to not overdo it and cause even more bloating.
- Eat Smaller Portions.
A person with a tendency to be bloated will experience discomfort from a smaller amount of food than a person who rarely feels bloated.
- Don’t eat too quickly.
Eating too fast causes air swallowing which leads to bloating.
- Try anti-bloating foods and drinks.
Ginger, peppermint tea and yogurts containing probiotics may help lessen bloating.
- Drink more water.
Drinking water is a great way to keep your body hydrated and your digestive system moving, which prevents constipation.
Try going for a 20-30-minute walk or working out 15-20 minutes each day to help combat bloating.
Seek medical attention if your bloat is accompanied by:
*Odd colored stools (red blood, black)
There it is folks! Seven quick and easy ways to dominate and get rid of bloat. And remember, you’re not alone, and you can wear that dress!