Hey guys!! I get lots of questions about how I handle being bloated, or if there really is a way to eliminate the bloat once it starts. YES YES YES!!! I hate being bloated, I think it’s a terrible feeling, so here are the three things I do to “beat” or prevent bloating.
1. WATER WATER WATER
I cannot stress enough how important your water intake is! The more water you drink, the less water your body thinks it needs to hold onto! Bloating can be caused by water retention, in times of drought your body holds onto water to keep from dehydration when there are long periods between water intake. So not only the amount of water but making sure your body is consistently taking water in so that it doesn’t think it’s in a drought. When I am bloated I double my water intake so my body more easily flushes the stores water it doesn’t need.
This may sound kinda silly, but bloating is also sometimes caused by excess gas! Yuck! So taking a daily antacid can help keep bloating due to gas at a minimum. I personally use Omeprazol, it’s a daily tablet you take. And you will be surprised as how much it changes your body. I originally started taking them because I was having a belching problem. After everything I ate I would belch for hours. Not painful just annoying that it was happening. After a week of taking them I also noticed that it helped with the bloating. Since I take them every day with my vitamins it’s easy to remember.
4. Eating anti inflammatory foods!!
This is SO IMPORTANT!! Things in your diet like red meat, refined carbohydrates, soda, fried foods are all things that can cause inflammation in your whole body!! I’m not saying stop eating these forever. I eat them on occasion, and every time I do I’m bloated for 12-24 hours later. Awful! But you can balance your diet with leafy greens, olive oil, tomatoes, fatty fish, fruits and nuts!! These are all foods that combat the bloat!! So if you wanna look fly and like you spent the weekend shedding pounds, double your water intake, grab an antacid from your local pharmacy and eat a plant rich diet and watch how your body changes!!