You want to trim those inches down for the summer. The ultimate goal is to get some abs. But, that takes time, commitment, and a lot of self-control. Right now, you want to get rid of the bloating that is weighing you down and there are a lot of ‘fixes’ in the market. You don’t know what is going to work for you and what may turn out to be toxic. Luckily, you have stumbled upon the right place for your solution.
Bloating can happen because of a lot of reasons. Constipation, food allergies, and indigestion are just a few of them. Whatever the reason is, bloating can make you believe that you have gained weight overnight and can give you a mild panic attack as well (pun intended).
How to debloat (Tips)?
Getting rid of bloating is easier than getting rid of that stubborn fat line. But, the key is to filter through the enormous amounts of ‘information’ and ‘hacks’ available on the internet. Don’t worry, we have lined up some authentic ways to debloat faster with the help of our health experts. Take a look at the tips below to get back that lean stomach.
- Replace all the Beverages with Water:
You can’t go wrong with drinking lots of water. If you are addicted to carbonated drinks, stop using them ASAP as the bubbles in it cause air to store in your stomach. Dairy-based drinks take longer to digest and may not help in speeding up the process of debloating. Contrary to popular belief consuming more water doesn’t account for a blow-up. Instead, it helps in flushing out toxicity and indigested food out of your body which may have been the primary cause of that bloated stomach.
- Increase Your Fiber Intake:
Eating fiber and eating too much fiber is a hit and miss respectively. Fiber consumption is very important in keeping your digestive system on track and helps in losing weight (if that is what you are after). The problem arrives, when you overestimate the capabilities of fiber and start using it in large portions (especially when you were not used to using it that much before). Consuming a lot of fiber is counterintuitive and can lead up to more bloating and gas storage. You should use about 20 to 25 grams of fiber per day to let your body get used to it and let it help in debloating.
- Be Conscious of your Fruits and Vegetable choice:
If something is ’produced’, consuming it is far better than consuming red meat (or any other meat for that matter). But that can backfire upon you too as there are a lot of fruits and veggies that can make you plumped. Consume fruits with less sugar like strawberries, blueberries, and oranges and keep yourself away from fruits like mangoes, peaches, and grapes, etc. Use vegetables with more water like cucumber and zucchini and avoid using broccoli and cauliflower as they cause gases to store in your body.
- Get that Body Moving:
Bloating can be cured to a great degree if you would get that body moving a lot more than you do. Go for a walk or exercise at home. Moving assists in contracting the digestive system that will help pass out that nasty gas out of your body. Put on your favorite sneakers, tune into a nice podcast, and walk for 30 to 40 minutes in your nearby park. Exercising in any way, generally, also helps you prevent gas retention in your body. Make a habit of moving your body regularly to avoid getting bloated in the first place.
- Try a Magnesium Tablet or a Digestive Enzyme:
Taking a magnesium pill may smooth the process of debloating and is a far better solution than taking a laxative. Many people suffer from bloating while traveling and health experts recommend using a magnesium pill to ease off constipation that often comes along with traveling. Magnesium will help in speed up debloating, sometimes overnight.
As an alternative, you can consume digestive enzymes before a heavy dinner or when you are feeling particularly stressed out, as they both contribute toward indigestion. Preferably, use a hypoallergenic supplement or the one with many enzymes as they help in digesting sugar, fats, and other macronutrients.
- Avoid Problematic Foods like Dairy and Salty Foods:
Consuming a lot of salt/sodium leads to water retention in your body because your body is then trying to maintain balance in the blood flow. Stick to 2500 milligrams of salt/sodium per day and drink a lot of water alongside to keep bloating at bay.
You should also try to be more mindful about the foods which cause bloating, to begin with. This may include dairy products, processed foods, and sugary substances. That doesn’t mean that you need to ditch them all completely from your diet. Instead look for foods that are the most triggering and avoid using them, or, control your portion size if you keep craving them so badly.
- Incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar and Dandelion Root Tea in your Diet:
Apple Cider Vinegar is the ultimate supertonic that assists in digestion, killing harmful viruses, and maintaining healthy bacteria in the body. Women with indigestion issues and hormonal imbalances are more prone to getting bloated. Dilute Apple Cider Vinegar with water (one tablespoon of ACV needs to be diluted with 8 ounces of water) and drink it to get rid of the plumped stomach.
Dandelion root tea is also considered a quick fix for your bloating problem. It is preferred over dandelion leaves as it tastes less bitter.
- Control Your Portion Size:
If you keep on filling that belly, it is not going to get lean on its own. There is no magic wand when it comes to getting a flat stomach. Practice having a balanced meal with moderate portions. Don’t deprive yourself of your favorite foods but consume them mindfully, as the excess of anything is bad. If you are sticking to a balanced diet, cheating a bit on the weekend may not ruin the game for you, but keep it less and be mindful.
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