Now that bikini season is around the corner, one of the biggest concerns we have is figuring out how to beat bloating (or at least get it under control). Caused by excess air and water pockets in your body that can come about from not being able to digest foods properly, bloating can certainly be helped, and even stopped, by using a few easy tricks. To beat the bloat in time for bikini season, check out the tricks below!
Put down the soda: Between the artificial sweetener (more on that later) and the carbonation that comes with soda, you’re simply drinking air that will then bloat your stomach. Switch to water or an herbal tea, cutting out soda entirely.
Cut back on salt: Sodium’s main job is to help the body retain water, which is a huge cause of bloating. Cut back on salty foods and replace them with fresh vegetables, or use different seasonings to spice up your meals. Also, watch out for frozen meals and processed foods, which use extra sodium to help preserve the foods longer.
Smaller meals more often: Keep your metabolism constantly working by switching to smaller meals more often during the day instead of loading up on a ton of food at lunch or dinner time.
Drink more water: It may sound counterintuitive, but when you feel like your stomach is ready to burst, start downing water. It’ll help your body break down any sodium and toxins that it’s having trouble digesting, working to clear out your system.