December 7, 2017

Do You Feel Bloated All The Time?

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If you are feeling bloated after eating there are some things you can do to help which do not require taking any medications.  Feeling bloated is not only uncomfortable but also can make you feel off balance and lethargic.  It can be especially frustrating if you are trying to Lose Weight.  Here are a few tips that can help reduce belly bloat. 

First of all, slow down when you eat!  Eating meals fast and on the go can be a major cause of bloating.  When you eat fast you are not only consuming your food but you are also consuming air as well because you are not taking the time to properly chew your food.  When larger food pieces are ingested they can take longer to digest because it takes longer to break down.  Be mindful of how fast you are eating and how much you are chewing your food.  A good tip to keep in mind is your brain can take up to 20 minutes to register a full stomach, so taking you time can also help to reduce the amount you eat.

Did you know that drinking from a straw can also be a culprit of stomach bloating?  When you use a straw you are not only sucking in the liquid but also extra air.  Air gets trapped in the top of the straw and can make it almost impossible to not take in extra air.  Carbonated drinks can also cause bloating because the bubbles can cause swelling inside your stomach.  Try to limit sugary sodas, diet sodas and any other drinks that contain artificial sweeteners, which the body has a hard time digesting. 

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