If you suddenly can’t fit into your favourite pair of jeans or Christmas outfit then you’re probably suffering from a bit of bloating – which can be easily fixed with a few adjustments.
Now there are certain foods that the belly reacts to so I suggest keeping a food diary for a week. Try writing down how you felt after each particular meal or food, i.e. “I felt bloated after eating ice cream,” or “My stomach didn’t feel right when I forgot to drink two litres of water.” You might discover an intolerance to certain foods, you might need more fibre or more liquids ( that doesn’t mean more alcohol though!).
What foods should I avoid to stop feeling bloated?
Everyone is different and different foods react differently with different people. For example I know for a fact most alcoholic drinks don’t agree with me. I get severe stomach aches the following morning. If you want to make a quick change to what you eat, here are the typical foods to generally avoid and some to add to your diets:
Foods to avoid
1. Gluten (yes obvious but still true) as it is hard to digest- include sprouted grains and nut flowers instead to replace.
2. Dairy (cow derived) – try coconut or almond milks
3. Red meat combined with a big portion grains
4. Highly processed foods that have no live enzymes
5. Sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and malitol – check labels
Foods to take
1. Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 20min before meal
2. Probiotic Coconut Yoghurt
3. Digestive enzymes as a supplement, such as Digest Gold by Enzymedica
4. Organic Aloe Vera Juice
Other foods that will help you reduce bloating are: cucumber, bananas, papaya, asparagus, fennel seeds and ginger. Most importantly eat in a relaxed environment, away from TV and phones, technology.
Give this a try and see what you think.