We've all been there: Days when you feel as bloated.
Since I was a little kid I’ve always suffered from irregular bowel function, serious constipation/diarrhea, bloating and low immunity which I discovered later on it was related to my Coeliac Disease. Taking so long to get diagnosticated and not treating it properly led to a massive IBS and hormonal problems.
There were occasions that my stomach would be so bloated and hard I’d feel completely uncomfortable, self-conscious and obsessed with what people would think of me if they saw it.
It became increasingly difficult to concentrate on anything else, it felt like my bloated belly was taking over my life.
Although today I know the tools to manage my IBS, I still have a very sensitive stomach and I need to be mindful of what I eat.
If you also suffer from bloating a few simple changes can relieve the problem or even stop it occurring (if there are no medical conditions related). Try these tips to help reduce your bloating:
-Eating regularly and most foods that agree with your body;
-Reduce your portion sizes, aim to feel satiated, not full;
-Increasing the consumption of probiotics foods and drinks like Kombucha;
-Reduce the consumption of packed foods;
-Stop consuming chewing gum, sugar-free lollies and food or drinks with artificial sweeteners
-Swap carbonated drinks for water and herbal teas;
-Move your body/Exercise Regularly;
-Stressless + Practise mindful eating.
*Make sure you seek professional support if the symptoms persist or if you think it can be related to any medical condition.