Do you feel bloated every time you finish your meal? You’d love to fit into your favorite pair of jeans that you bought last year, but zipping them up is a real struggle now. Fizzy drinks and greasy food are unhealthy and even dangerous for you. As a result accumulated intestinal gas causes discomfort in your stomach. Bloating makes u feel uncomfortable and unattractive at the same time. However, you can avoid these symptoms if you change your lifestyle a little bit and start making smart food choices.
Take it easy on fizzy drinks
The gas in carbonated drinks will make you burp. It can also get trapped in your digestive tract system and cause bloating. Drink more water, peppermint tea and natural juices instead. You should try reducing the amount of fizzy drinks intake per day and you will notice the difference shortly.
Fizzy drinks contain incredible amounts of sugar and artificial sweeteners that cause bloating, diabetes and obesity. That is why you need to learn how to make healthy food choices and avoid unnecessary amounts of sugar in your diet. Keep in mind that sugar is your enemy if you wish to lose weight and get rid of this bloated feeling in your stomach.
When you eat fast and don’t chew your food properly you can also swallow air and suffer from bloating as a result. Do you know why people in Asia eat with chopsticks? That’s because it is impossible to eat fast as you are forced to eat slowly and avoid overeating. If you start eating everything with chopsticks you would start eating less and may even lose all the extra pounds on our waist.
Don’t be in a hurry when you have your lunch, try enjoying every bite you take. If you chew your food thoroughly you can decrease the bloating. Enjoy the flavors and tastes of your food, don’t be in a rush.
Sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for anyone. You need to exercise and do some physical activities on a regular basis. Lack of physical activities would cause bloating and constipation. Even if you feel tired at work and suffer from the lack of energy and motivation, you still can enjoy your workout sessions at the gym. Concentrate on different sets of exercises to engage various muscle groups and strengthen your cardiovascular system. Use a treadmill in the beginning to warm up and then switch to other machines. Exercising will increase the levels of endorphins in your body and will make you feel happy and relaxed.
In case you cannot go to the gym on a regular basis, try moving around. Going for walks is a great way to keep your body moving. You can also enjoy the fresh air and spend some time with your friends in a park.
Get enough sleep
Sleep deprivation will only make you eat more, and not even the right kind of food. Midnight snacks and sugar cravings will increase the amount of fat in your body. Try getting at least 7 hours of sleep per day and avoid working late. Don’t bring your work home. You should associate your bedroom with sleep, relaxation and rest. Avoid brining your laptop to bed, leave all the electronics outside and get some rest.
This is a guest post by freelance writer and blogger Kate Simmons. Kate is mainly interested in topics related to health and nutrition – keep an eye out for her articles on various outlets!