Are you seriously bloating? Did unbuttoning the top of your pants not even make a dent in how uncomfortable you are?
We hear you! Bloating, gassiness, and abdominal discomfort can happen any time and anywhere. One in ten Americans suffer from bloating regularly, and it’s terrible!
In some cases, bloating can get so bad that the “food baby” we so laughingly joke about becomes a reality.
Keeping bloating at bay isn’t something that happens between one day and the next. It’s about changing your lifestyle. You need to take a look at your diet and activities to see if the things you’re eating and doing are causing the bloat.
Did you already try our 2-day challenge to stop bloating?
How about our 10 tips to beat the bloat?
Are you still having issues? Maybe it’s time you follow our dos and don’ts of bloating.
DO Eat Small Meals Slowly
Overeating is a major cause of bloating. When you eat quickly, you’re also more likely to overeat because you haven’t given your body a chance to feel full. If you’re a fast eater, try taking it slowly by talking between each bite. If you’re eating alone, between each bite take a drink of water and think about the bite you just chewed. A few small changes can help you eat more slowly and eat less.
DON’T Eat Beans and Lentils
You’ve probably heard the rhyme as a kid, “Beans, beans the wonderful fruit. The more you eat the more you toot.” Well, it’s all too true. Beans and lentils are filled with indigestible sugars called oligosaccharides; these sugars must be broken down by bacteria in the intestines, which can cause you to back up and get bloated. So, if you have a severe bloating issue, avoid the bean.
DO Consider Using Herbs and Medicine
Bloating isn’t a laughing matter. Some of us are more prone to bloating than others. If you tend to bloat constantly, then look to the herbs in our Digestive Herbs formerly Tiny Tea to help with your bloat or, if it’s really bad, talk to your doctor about medications that might help. You don’t have to go through it alone.
DON’T Freak Out
Stress can make bloating worse. Stress hormones speed up everything in your body, including digestion, which can result in more bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. If you’re anxious, try going for a walk, drinking some calming White Peony Pearls tea, and taking a break.
Bloating shouldn’t be a part of your life every single day. If you’re always struggling with bloat, it’s time to take charge and make a change. You’ll be glad you did.