If you want to banish bloating without feeling deprived, you need to focus on your eating and exercise habits. No big deal, right?! Did you know that certain foods bloat you more than others? So you may just want to avoid these foods entirely. Most people complain dairy and soy cause them to bloat so you may want to ditch these bloating food groups entirely. Whatever you do, find what works for you and your body. Follow my tips to banish the bloat while also keeping youself satisfied and feeling alive!
1. Sweat It out
If you tend to hold water every time you have food with sodium, you may notice you are bloating! Before you turn on your soap opera series, lie down and call it a day, combat this bloat. A simple exercise sweat session can help you to combat this bloating and just feel better. So sweat it out with a 45-minute to 1-hour workout. Push your body to achieve the super results that you deserve!
2. Drink Plenty of Water
As a certified trainer for over a decade, I hear countless people complain that they just do not like to drink water because it is too plain. Water will help to reduce bloating, speed up your metabolism and also make you skin look even better. So trade you plain water in for some lemon water! All you need are a few lemon wedges squeezed in and you have a water transformation!
3. Eat Plenty of Veggies
To get your daily dose of fiber, make sure you eat your veggies. Veggies will help to boost your immune system and metabolic rate. Additionally, having your veggies will ensure you are eating the right amount of fiber to reduce bloating.
4. Avoid Soy or Anything That Causes Bloat
Avoid soy if you notice that you bloat as a result of this. Keep a food diary and write how your body feels and reacts to the foods that you are eating. This will help you when you create your food plan and prevent you from feeling bloated later.
5. Eliminate or Lower Cheese Intake
If you melt cheese and then put this in the kitchen sink to run water over it, watch the reaction. It does not dissolve or getting thinner, it just sticks. Now imagine this in your intestines. Cheese is nothing easily digestible so could this be preventing you from weight loss? Absolutely! So eliminate or lower your cheese intake.
6. Sweat Even More
Add a high intensity workout into your day to sweat even more, boost your metabolism and reduce the bloating. If you are bloating, it is obviously for a reason. But do not just accept this, do something about it and go work out!
7. Elevate Your Legs
Elevating your legs will reduce swelling in your entire body, speed up digestion and you will just feel better. So rest your legs to 90 degrees against the wall and tune into to your favorite show (or better yet, just read!).
So drink your water, eat your veggies and make sure you get that workout in to banish the bloat and feel your best!