A lot of people get bloated when they eat foods they have problems digesting. For them, it happens as soon as they push back from the table, and can go on for a couple of days. As the word bloat suggests, bloating means that there’s gas in your digestive system that’s expanding your tummy.
Some of the initial bloats you feel are caused by air taken in as you hurriedly ate your food. Then as the food is emptied from your stomach into your intestines, it just. sits. there without digesting.
Sitting languidly in your intestines, the food starts to rot and this causes even more bloating as gases are produced and water is drawn to your belly, making you feel way heavier. And then as your belly expands by the minute, you get constipated and begin to gas up.
The best way to tackle bloating is to determine its cause. So I’ll give you some common bloating triggers:
Digestive issues – Constipation, food allergies, and intolerances can lead to bloating. When stool becomes backed up in the large bowel, it can cause bloating and a feeling of discomfort.
Diet – Sugary drinks, too much salt or sugar, and little fibre in the diet can all aid bloating.
Hormonal changes – Many people experience bloating before and during their periods due to hormonal changes and water retention.
I know you are probably about how to fix bloating so let’s jump into helpful tips:
Drink Hot Water and Lemon
Very simple right! You’d be surprised how good this tip is in reducing/controlling bloating. A mug of hot lemon water in the morning wakes up your digestive system and helps get things moving. Also, you can opt for green tea with lemon if you don’t like the taste of warm lemon water on its own.
Get into the numerous benefits of a Waist trainer
When you wear a waist trainer, it stimulates thermal activity in your core and causes you to sweat around your midsection. A waist trainer additionally helps you with portion control by making you feel full sooner while wearing it. This doesn’t mean that you should wear your waist trainer sorely for this purpose (after I won’t be there to stop you from eating when you take it off), but your waist trainer will definitely help you be more mindful about what you’re eating throughout the day.
Replace sodas with water
Sugary, carbonated drinks contain gas that can build up in your stomach and if you didn’t know, (why is why this article was published, to be honest) carbon dioxide that makes soda and similar beverages fizzy can also cause bubbling and bloating in the stomach.
Cut down on salt
That spirit that keeps telling you to add a little bit more salt… Don’t bother hailing me, I’m guilty, too… ermmm, that spirit should be cast out. An excess of sodium causes the body to retain water and this can cause a swollen and bloated feeling in the belly and other areas of the body, such as the hands and feet.
Truth is there are more lactose-intolerant people than the other. Many people feel belly discomfort after eating dairy. If that’s you, skip the cream and yoghurt from your morning breakfast for a change. You’d be surprised at how less bloated you’d feel over time.
I’d be mean to give you all these tips and not add that eating too quickly can cause air to be trapped in your system, so chew slowly to minimize bloating caused from getting too much air trapped in your system. Do you have any experience dealing with bloating? Don’t ‘tight’ the information to your chest Biko, share with us down below and let someone else learn from it.