We all yearn for a perfectly toned body. But that can easily be ruined by a bloated stomach. A person’s self-confidence can turn up and down in a second with just a bloated stomach. Why do I know this? Because it has happened to me quite a number of times, okay, most of the time, and a bloated stomach is not fun because I would always have to wear high-waisted jeans to “suck it in” in a way and loose clothing to cover it up.
But, with these five ways to reduce bloating, you and I can say hello to a healthier, flatter, and more toned body!
Water is the king and lemon is its queen
To fight a bloated stomach, drinking water is essential, and when paired with lemons, it will help reduce bloating in no time! When you drink a lot of water, don’t worry if your stomach is bloated from it because that’s just temporary. When all the liquids are flushed out from you, your stomach will be flatter than before. Plus, with the added lemon, which is a gentle laxative, it will help flush more waste out of you to prevent constipation. Better gulp, gulp, gulp more of this now!
When it comes to eating, “slow and steady wins the race,” because when you eat too much or eat too quickly you ingest more air than if you ate slower and chewed your food more. This will lead to your stomach being filled with air and gas, ballooning up – have you ever noticed why some people loudly burp after a large meal? That’s because they have excess air in their stomachs. When there are excess air and gas in your stomach, constipation could happen as well, which from experience isn’t the most comfortable thing.
Get enough ‘dream time’ and do more push-ups
Enough sleep and exercise can prevent constipation! When your body is in tip-top shape, all the water, air, gas, and sodium are properly distributed and released, reducing constipation and making this one of the most practical and easy treatments for bloating. Plus, with proper sleep and exercise, you can limit menstrual cramps, headaches, and so much more illnesses. It would be like hitting two birds with one stone.
Constipation, be gone
There are many causes as to why constipation happens to all of us. It could be because of another serious illness such as diabetes, but most of the time, it’s because we’re not eating enough fiber. Try to include fiber-enriched foods in each meal, like apples, to ensure your digestive system is smoothly operating and you bowels are properly moving. Drink enough fluids as well, and I don’t mean carbonated drinks because those have excess air in them too. And when we ingest excess air, we know what happens, mhmm!
Yogurt, great; Milk, meh
Yogurt is a good bloating treatment because the live cultures in it help prevent constipation and excess gas. Plus, according to Fitness Magazine, yogurt’s milk sugar is broken down compared to that of milk’s which isn’t, which can add to bloating and gas. It’s low-fat, healthier, and it’s perfect for everyone because a lot of people are lactose intolerant!
Which of our bloating treatments did you like the most? Do you have other tips and tricks to reduce bloating? You can comment all those below to share it with the rest of the world!