Sometimes you just get that bloated feeling, a bit sluggish, a bit puffier than usual. It happens to all of us at one point or another.
Bloating is often caused by a retention of fluid and gas around your abdomen usually because of diet but also can be attributed to some health conditions.
It’s not necessarily a weight problem but experiencing bloating can contribute to a feeling of heaviness and show some slight weight gain on the scales.
Luckily, it’s easier than you might think to reduce bloating by making some simple diet alterations. Here at Rapid Loss, we’ve found the top six ways you can look and feel less bloated.
Water Water Water
Our bodies are mostly made of water so of course, they thrive on it. To reduce bloating make sure you’re consistently drinking water throughout the day. The more the better.
Water prevents common causes of bloating like constipation and dehydration and doesn’t contain any stomach-expanding ingredients like sweeteners and carbonation that are present in other drinks.
Replace sugary and carbonated drinks like soft drink, even if it’s diet, with water because that sugar and carbonation will result in further bloating.
Warm Lemon Water
You may have heard of this trick as a staple of celebrity beauty diets and there’s a reason for it – It works.
A glass of warm water with lemon in the morning helps jump-starts your digestive system for the day, keeping the bloat at bay.
Cut The Saltiness
We all know a high salt diet isn’t good for your body, but did you know that salt also causes you to retain water?
It’s true. Salt can be a major contributor to bloating so if you like extra salt on your meals, it might be worth switching to another salt-free seasoning such as pepper and be cautious of the sodium content in your everyday foods.
Lower Dairy Intake
Do you have a dairy-heavy diet?
Lactose sensitivity is more common than you probably think. Take notice of when you notice bloating and if it’s after dairy-heavy days your body could be reacting to it. In fact, many people experience some form of negative side effects like gas and bloating after eating milk, cheese or yoghurt.
You don’t have to cut these out completely but definitely a factor to consider.
When you eat too quickly, you swallow more air, which can cause bloat, so, chew slower and more mindfully.
Also, if you’re a fan of chewing gum, you might want to switch to mints as this can have a similar effect on your body.
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