Belly bloating can really be a downer and take away from all the hard work you have been doing in the gym and with your diet. Some bloating around certain times of the month can be natural, but there are ways we can keep our stomach less bloated and looking more snatched no matter what time of the month it is. Here's 5 tips you can try immediately!
1) Do more Cardio
Cardiovascular exercise like running, jogging, walking, rowing, dancing, jump rope and H.I.I.T. causes you to sweat and release extra water, gas and waste. Bonus! Cardio helps you burn more calories which will aid in fat burn and weight loss. All of which will help get get rid of bloat and get your waist snatched! If you are really serious about getting a flat belly, I recommend doing 30 to 60 minutes of cardio a minimum of 5 days a week. Join us this week to snatch that waist at SWITCH H.I.I.T!
2) Drink More Water
Drinking more water will help prevent constipation and eliminate pounds of unwanted waste in your body. Also staying hydrated helps prevent excessive sodium (salt) and water retention which can cause unwanted bloating. Finally, drinking more water can help you stay fuller longer and fight against cravings that can derail your snatched waist goals. Aim for a gallon of water a day. Work up to it if your not used to drinking so much. Purchasing a cool motivational water jug ( many are on Amazon) can help keep you motivated.
3) Try a Probiotic
Our guts need to have the right balance of good bacteria to properly digest food. When the good bacteria is lacking we have a harder time digesting what we eat we develop to gas, indigestion and bloating as a result. Try taking one daily ( there are many out there, read reviews or talk to a provider about one), and see if it helps you fight that stubborn belly bulge.
4) Eat More Plants
Plants like fruits and vegetables are full of fat burning fiber, bloat fighting anti-inflammatory antioxidants and keep you fuller longer. If you are not used to eating a lot of fiber, slowly increase your intake each week to prevent excessive gas and bloating. Stick with it though. Eating more plants is a game changer for anyone's weight loss because they naturally have fewer calories and are metabolism ( fat burning) boosting foods. Aim for 5 servings of veggies a day. A great way to get them in is with a Green smoothie.
5) Eat Slower
Eating slower allows your brain to catch up with your stomach when you are eating. When you do this you will notice you are likely fuller than you realized and you will be less likely to overeat. Additionally, chewing more and eating slowly helps your body better digest your food, helping to fight excessive bloating, gas and fullness.
So there you have it. Try these 5 tips, monitor how your body responds and see what works for you. Enjoy your flatter waist!