Being bloated sucks. There is really no other way to put it. Whether you’ve had a weekend of too much drinking, you have had way too much salt in your diet, or way to many carbs, there’s a pretty good chance you feel like you have an air baby inside of you.
It’s that blah-like feeling. You can see it in your face, your skin, you can’t stand up straight, and all you want to do is lay under the covers until you feel better.
We’ve all been there.
So lucky you, I have some tips on how I de-bloat and get to feeling back to normal.
These tips will be great for you if your day is not over, and you need to de-bloat fast. Aka – you want to wear a crop out tonight but your still feeling that carafe of mimosas you had while at brunch.
Come on, you guys had to see this one coming! But I promise it’s not as bad as it sounds. This is because I am not talking about a full blown out workout, but rather, just getting your body moving, so that it can release toxins. Exercise is vital for when your bloated.
You have three options. I choose one of these three based on how I feel, and how much time I actually have.
1) Go on a walk ( or jog if you can), and I mean a good 30 minutes. This is when I walk Bentley! Once your walk is over, do 3 sets of 20 lying leg raises, to tighten your core.
2) I do this exercise sequesnce if I am in a hotel room, or do not have time to walk. 20 jumping jack squats, 20 bicycle crunches, 20 lying leg raises. Repeat 3 times.
3. This Yoga Sequence
Warm water makes the blood rush to your skin while cool water makes the blood rush to your organs. Showering with cold water leads to better circulation and good circulation improves the performance of your system. Thus helps you look and feel better.
Personally, when I am bloated, eating anything sounds like the worst thing in the world. But sometimes, you have dinner parties, brunch plans, shower’s & etc. that there will with out a doubt be food at. Here are a few options to stay away from, and options that will help.
Starchy foods, Dairy, Sodas, Alcohol, Anything Salty, Gum, Artificial Sweeteners, Certain Vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, brussel sprouts, broccoli & cabbage)
Apples, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Berries, Leafy greens, Artichoke, Avocados, Salmon, Shrimp, Cucumbers, Celery, Olive Oil, Egg Plant, Eggs, Lemon water.