How to beat bloating

Go a little overboard on the weekend? Want to feel good for an upcoming event?
The following is our guide to help you de-bloat the right way.
Step 1: WATER

Water will help flush waste out of your system and reduce water retention. 2-3L of water per day is recommended. Add lemon, cucumber and mint for extra benefits.

Step 2: EXERCISE

Physical activity and moving the body daily will help stimulate bowel movements therefore reducing bloating

Step 3: MEAL PLAN

We recommend fasting during the morning to allow your body to digest and relax. However to get that digestive system firing you should start your day with a big glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Lunch: Break your fast around 11am-12pm with a light/easy to digest meal such as a nutrient packed green smoothie, chicken & veg soup or a simple green leafy salad.
Afternoon tea: green juice, greek yoghurt, fresh berries or stewed apples.
Dinner: Lightly steamed fish or chicken with steamed vegetables or a simple green salad.
* To enhance digestion Have 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar in a small amount of water before each main meal to aid digestion and breakdown of foods*

Step 4: BEFORE BED

Sip on peppermint, chamomile or lemon & ginger teas, which will help to alleviate gas by relaxing the digestive tract therefore reducing bloating.

Other tips and tricks

  1. Take an Epsom salt bath
  2. Reduce/eliminate consumption of wheat, gluten and dairy
  3. Sip on peppermint, chamomile or ginger tea
  4. Eliminate all carbonated soft drinks
  5. Increase foods in potassium such as bananas, avocado, asparagus
  6. Incorporate deep breathing and relaxing yoga poses into your morning and nightly routine
  7. Start taking probiotics
  8. Try aim for 30-45 minutes of exercise producing a light sweat 5-6 times per week
  9. Eat slowly and ensure you are chewing each bite of food
  10. Get adequate sleep each night
  11. Rub your belly clockwise to speed up the movement of gas through your tummy

 

If you have implemented the above and are still suffering from constant bloating you should book into see your healthcare practitioner to get to the root cause of why this might be happening.

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