I don’t know about you, but whenever I get bloated, there’s not much I can do about it besides wait it out. The best thing to do about bloating is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some tips to help you get rid of bloating for good!
In the past I have suffered from severe bloating and had no idea why. It wasn’t until I discovered that I had food intolerances that I found a way to manage my bloating. To prevent the bloating, you need to know what is causing it. Bloating can be caused by a range of things including food intolerances, dehydration, alcohol, overeating, hormones, that time of the month and medication including the contraceptive pill.
Often what you eat is the main cause of your bloating. Here are some tips around food to help you prevent bloating:
Often people think that there bloating is caused by drinking too much water, when in fact, it is actually the opposite. When your body doesn’t get enough water, it holds on to as much water as it can to try to conserve what water is left. If you drink too much water, your body will regulate itself and pass it in your urine. A good way to find out if you are drinking enough water or not is to check the colour of your pee! If it is a light yellow, you’re drinking enough. Any darker than this, and you need to drink more.
Bloating can also be caused by your hormones, the pill, your menstrual cycle and other issues. It is normal to experience some bloating around that time of the month. If you’ve eliminated all issues from your diet and you’re drinking enough water, but still are still having bloating problems, then it might be best to go and see your doctor. It is better to be safe than sorry, and get a check up.