Bloated Bellies Beware

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Tips To Reduce Bloated Bellies

Studies show that 15-30% of individuals deal with bloating on a regular basis. While bloating can sometimes be a sign of a serious medical condition, the majority of the time it is just our body’s way of telling us that it doesn’t agree with our food choices.

Certain foods like beer, dairy, frozen meals, diet sodas, broccoli, & gum are common culprits. By cutting these foods out, we can eliminate, or at least, lessen the effects of bloating.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are a handful of foods that are very helpful to our digestive system. These foods are likely to aid in proper digestion. These foods include bananas, cucumbers, watermelon, papaya, ginger, and peppermint.

If something you are eating is causing you digestive discomfort, then you owe it to yourself to experiment and discover which foods are responsible. Eliminate those foods, feel better, and move forward on your journey to become the best version of yourself.

Avoid Feeling Bloated
Avoid Feeling Bloated

Why you should avoid eating late

How many times have you heard that famous sentence: “You shouldn’t be eating late, you’ll gain weight”. Perhaps they’ve read it in some random article once, or someone else who did it told them, but they still seem to believe it without any science to back this claim up.

No, you WON’T gain any weight if you eat at night If you’ve kept your calories in check throughout the day. In other words, if you didn’t eat more calories than you were supposed to throughout the day, you won’t gain any weight. It doesn’t matter if your last meal was at 4 pm, 6 pm or 11 pm if it was the same meal.

The only reason why people who eat late do gain weight is that they often eat high-calorie food and snacks like chips, and when they do, they usually go over their calories for the day. For instance, if you want to maintain weight and your maintenance calories are 2000, and you’ve already eaten 3 meals (eg. 700+700+600 calories), eating another meal will mean eating extra 300-600 or more calories, and you’ll go into surplus. Although, if you are having food late for any possible reason, then you need to take an evening walk around near parks or your streets so it will help you to keep a healthy lifestyle. If possible, give at least a half-hour to do exercise in a day. Stay healthy and take care of your family.

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