I’m sure there was one point over the holidays you’ve wanted to change into your pyjamas to avoid the bulging bloated feeling in your clothing.
I’m the first to admit that this was me after a big turkey dinner, some red wine and the platter of different desserts I taste-tested 😉 Oh boy was my tummy swollen!
But it’s easy to chalk up your bloated feeling to overeating…and yes, that is a factor but what happens when this awful bloated feeling doesn’t go away and creeps up on you even when you’re eating healthy and balanced meals?
We need to find out what is causing this so we can fit back into our pants!
Pay attention to these not so obvious foods the could be causing your bloating.
It’s played up for for its good-for your belly probiotics, but certain types of yogurt could actually be doing you more harm than good. That’s because dairy products contain varying levels of the sugar molecule lactose, which gets fermented in your body and creates gas bubbles and bloating. But that doesn’t mean all yogurts are off the table. Plain Greek yogurt is a good bet because of it’s lower sugar count, sitting at 12 grams of sugar and it also has plenty of protein. Nonfat and low-fat yogurts, on the other hand, may contain close to 30 grams of sugar, making them a much gassier choice.
2. Protein Powder
Read the ingredient of your protein powders and if they have any of the following fake sugars) they could be causing your bloated tummy. Specifically, Sorbitol and xylitol, they absorb very slowly in the small intestine. As a result, these sugar alcohols can cause gas, bloating, cramping, and sometimes diarrhea. Look for a protein powder with no fake sugars and only all natural ingredients.
Sorbitol and xylitol sweetness are also found in gum but not only that, when you chew gum you swallow air and the air causes gas bubbles in your intestines causing bloating. If your conscious about bad breath try an all natural breath mint instead.
Most breads contain wheat or rye and for those with gluten intolerance, eating these grains (and others) causes an immune reaction, destroying the lining of the small intestines. This then leads to gas, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. But even if you don’t have a gluten intolerance, the insoluble fiber can still be fermented by bacteria, leading to an abundance of uncomfortable gas. If you can’t live without your bread opt for gluten-free spouted options available at health food stores.
5. Carbonated Drinks – Pop & Sparkling Water
I love a glass of cold bubbly perrier but I’ve had to stop due to the major belly bloat! Carbonated bubbles in sparkling water or pops get trapped in your stomach and cause it to swell like a balloon. If you really want it save it for occasions that you don’t need to wear anything tight lol! Choose flat spring water with some lemon or lime instead 🙂
Eliminating these foods/drinks will give you a good jump start on getting rid of your belly bloat but if you really want to gain a slim, fit and feminine waist back then get a jump start and download my 5 Day Reset Diet, this a full meal plan and my secret anti-bloat formula. Click here to get your FREE Anti-Bloat Guide -> http://bit.ly/Lose-The-Bloat
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s to a Bloat-Free 2017 🙂