Feeling Stuffed? 5 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Bloating
You know those days when you ‘feel’ fat? Like nothing seems to fit right? Yeah, it’s probably the bloating. Surprisingly, this is a problem that’s really common and you are cursed with this sudden overnight expansion of our belly. There’s so much gas, you would be able to power a plant or something. And this gas can cause discomfort and make you feel stuffy! There are several everyday habits that cause this problem, which are totally avoidable if you can make a conscious effort. It is so much better to prevent it all together than tending to your food baby after every meal. Here are 5 common habits that are probably wreaking havoc with your digestive system.
1. Not chewing your food properly
Eating too quickly and not chewing properly puts more pressure on the digestive track and can cause bloating. They say that you should chew your food at least 20 times before swallowing it. So,stop inhaling your food!
2. Eating your meals too quickly
When the hunger pangs kick in, it usually results in stuffing your face with any food that comes to your sight, a whole lot of regret, and bloating! Swallowing all that air while eating away can cause bloating. Make sure to plan your meals in advance so that you are not starving at any point, throughout the day.
3. Not drinking enough water
Staying hydrated throughout the day is important. Not having enough water can cause constipation which is associated with bloating. Chug copious amounts of water to keep constipation at bay. And it does wonders for your skin!
4. Eating too late at night
Usually that 9 to 5 becomes 9 to 10 and ends up with dinners at midnight. Eating close to your bedtime puts a strain on your digestive system and results in bloating. Rethink your schedule and sneak in an early dinner.
5. Holding on to stress
Stress isn’t good for the heat, for the skin or for your stomach. We tend to produce less stomach acids when we are harrowed which affects the gut bacteria adversely, and increases the risk of bloating. Indulge in stress relieving activities like exercising or sleeping which will keep the bloating at bay.