Hey, are you feeling like you swallowed a balloon at times? Many women experience bloating. It’s uncomfortable and that distended belly look is so last year. You don’t want to train like a dog only to have your tummy troubles spoil that trim look you’re after.
Try some of the following tips to see if you find relief:
- Reduce high glycemic carbohydrates from your diet. A diet that is lower in carbs, higher in healthy fat and protein often will ease heartburn, indigestion and bloating.
- Eat small meals (5-6), instead of three larger meals. When insulin levels elevate, (even with the consumption of healthy food), it can make bloating worse.
- Always consume some protein and fat when consuming carbohydrates to moderate insulin. You want to avoid an insulin spike which can contribute to bloating as well as fat accumulation.
- Reduce or eliminate gluten for a week. Often breads, baked goods (wheat products) are the culprit and only by cutting them out completely will you see if this is the problem.
- Stay hydrated with plenty of water.
- Try not to eat three hours prior to bed to avoid acid reflux.
- Alcohol can be an irritant, so reduce or eliminate it as much as possible.
- Peppermint calms the tummy, so adding oil of peppermint or a supplement can be helpful.
- Try digestive enzymes to help the body process sugars, starches, proteins and fats.
- Ginger in any form can calm the stomach.
Of course, purposeful eating is key. If you pay close attention to what you’re eating it will be easier to eliminate the foods that are causing you to bloat. If you need some support with your eating, you can check out my e-book as it has a whole nutrition component. to help you improve your eating and drop unwanted fat.