We all experience bloating once in a while, some more than others. It’s not a good feeling, but know that it IS normal to feel bloated when it’s caused by obvious reasons, such as eating too fast, eating foods high in water (watermelon, cucumbers, etc), when you’re on your period and more. Bloating is also caused by other different factors, and not just from food. Stress can cause bloating! Who would’ve thought?
I’ll share my top 5 tips on how to reduce bloating. Some may work immediately and some may take time. So if you eat half of a large watermelon all in one sitting like I do, get a melon belly and then complain that you’re bloated, then just live with it at that moment. Don’t expect to get rid of the bloating right away! You know it’s just temporary and that it’ll go away once you give your body a little break to digest the food. I suggest that you make these 5 tips a habit in your every day life. Practice them daily and you’ll notice a huge difference.
- Take deep breaths A lot of times bloating is simply caused by stress and tension, therefor I suggest that you take a few minutes to just take nice deep breaths. There are many free mediation videos on YouTube that teach how to breath.
- Chew your food If you’re like me then you pretty much inhale your food in a matter of minutes, look down at your plate and wonder where all that food went so fast. We live in such a fast paced life, that even eating has turned into a fast paced moment in our lives. If you don’t chew your food, you’re literally asking someone else to do it for you. Your body has to work extra hard to break down the food you just ate. Allow yourself to chew at least 20 times per bite (depending on what food you eat).
- Drink “Beat Your Bloating Tea“, click on link for recipe. Try that every night or even substitute with your morning coffee. This tea is great for reducing gas and bloating.
- Do Yoga for Digestion Practicing digestion specific yoga routines, will improve your bloating. Try my Yoga Routine every night before bed to improve digestion and bloating.
- Watch What You/Drink Since bubbles are gas by definition then stay away from bubbly drinks. As far as alcohol goes, reduce your intake of beer and wine and stick to vodka and white tequila, since those have less sugar residue and toxins.
I’ve talked about digestion before, and there are many ways to improve it as well. Click here to get more tips and inspiration on how to reduce bloating.