Some tricks you can do to lessen that bloated feeling.
1. Choose low-sodium food.
Avoid eating out and instead make and prep your own food. Fast food and most restaurant food have a lot of sodium in them that can contribute to bloating.
2. Avoid eating beans.
Most beans contain oligosaccharides that causes that gassy and bloated feeling. Ditch beans if you don't want to be farting all day long!
3. Ditch the coffee.
Sorry caffeine freaks, your magic liquid makes you bloat. Drinking coffee makes our body feel dehydrated, thus makes our system hold on to water that makes us bloat.
4. Add some epsom salt into your bath water.
Adding two scoops of magnesium-rich Epsom salt may help deflate your belly more effectively by pulling excess water out of your body.
5. Eat a banana.
Bananas have a lot of potassium which offsets the amount of sodium or salt in your body, thus lessening bloating.
6. Eat your dinner early.
Make sure you have a 12-hour gap between you dinner and your breakfast. Fasting is the reason why models and celebrities are not bloated.
7. Ditch the straw.
Aside from saving the oceans from a lot of single-use plastics, not using a straw when drinking will lessen your chances of taking in more air, causing your tummy to bloat.
8. Get a good night's sleep.
Those who get more sleep have reduced ghrelin and increased leptin levels. These two hormones work together to help control your appetite, making sure you don’t overeat.
9. Eat slowly.
Pretty trivial but taking time to eat and chewing your food carefully can actually prevent you from feeling bloated afterwards.
10. Drink lots of water.
Water helps wash out toxins and sodium from your system so invest in a good water bottle and keep drinking!
11. Snack on pineapple or papaya (or both).
Pineapples and papayas have the enzymes bromelain and papain that breaks down protein and aids digestion, thus reducing that bloated feeling in your stomach.
12. Avoid chewing gum.
Chewing gum allows you to swallow a lot more air thank usual. Aside from the fact that gums have a bit of sugar alcohol in them which can also cause bloating.
13. Practice meditation or Yoga.
5 minutes of uninterrupted meditation each day can do your tummy wonders. If you are more of the active type, try Yoga and your bloated tummy will surely thank you for it.
14. Cut back on sweets -natural or artificial.
Foods that are processed with sugars, specifically with artificial sweeteners, can be seriously upsetting to the intestinal tract and can cause gas and bloating for a lot of us.
15. Cut out your dairy consumption.
Dairy products can be a source of intestinal distress and bloating if you have trouble digesting lactose, or milk sugar.
16. Establish a walking routine.
A 15-minute walk per day can help de-bloat your tummy. Also, it can tone your legs and release happy hormones. So instead of lounging around, why don't you talk a walk outside?
17. Minimize or avoid drinking alcohol.
Alcohol messes with the healthy bacteria in your gut. Alcohol inhibits digestion and causes dehydration, causing the digestive tract to slow down—which results in constipation and bloating.
18. Steer away from greasy food.
No matter how yummy they are, greasy food makes your stomach bloat and can cause gastrointestinal upset. Avoid eating fast food since they contain a lot of trans-fat and saturated fat which are bad for your body.
19. Consume more fiber and lessen refined flour.
Choose bread made of whole grains because they have high fiber content. Also, switch from white rice to brown or red rice since they have less indigestible fiber.
20. Eat small meals.
Eat every 3-4 hours to rev up your metabolism. Plan small, protein packed and high in fiber meals. Through this, you will be burning more calories and you won't feel the end-of-the-day slump. You can also use your phone to remind you to eat the meals you've prepared on time.
21. Start your mornings by drinking ginger tea
Jumpstart your mornings with a warm cup of ginger tea. By doing this, your digestion will improve. Ginger prevents inflammation in your belly, thus avoiding that dreaded bloated feeling.