Do you ever feel bloated and just kind of…gassy? It’s the most uncomfortable feeling and it can really wreck your weight loss goals. If you aren’t feeling your best, you won’t want to keep working out and eating healthy!
What is Belly Bloat?
First things first–I want you to know that if you are feeling bloated it does not mean that you are gaining fat or gaining water weight! That bloated feeling comes from air getting stuck around your abdomen.
You may notice your belly sticking out a little more if you are bloated, and that’s just because of the extra air in your tummy.
A bloated belly comes from air surrounding your abdomen. That’s also where the gassy feeling can come from! Your body wants to release that air around your stomach.
Why Do I Feel Bloated?
There are tons of reasons you could be feeling bloated, but the most common reason is problems with digestion and an unhealthy gut. Junk food and stress also contribute to feeling bloated.
Your body might not be digesting protein correctly, or you might not be fully breaking down sugars and carbohydrates. The bacteria in your gut also plays a big part in feeling bloated.
How Can I Stop Feeling Bloated?
Ok, here’s the real deal. Feeling bloated is no joke, and I want to help you feel comfortable and happy on your weight loss journey. Aside from eating clean and ditching the junk food, there are a few tips and tricks I use with my clients to keep them from feeling bloated.
Start by making sure your body is properly hydrated. Drinking water is a go-to for a healthy lifestyle, and you’ll feel so much better! If you struggle getting a good amount of water in, check out IdealBoost.
You can pop a packet of IdealBoost into a bottle of water for a delicious taste and the added benefits of controlling your hunger for up to three hours!
Fruits & Veggies
Eating fruits and veggies like leafy greens, berries, melon, and steamed veggies are great ways to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to digest your food properly.
If adding more fruits and veggies into your diet sounds difficult, you could start using IdealGreens. IdealGreens are packed with 14 different superfoods, antioxidants and vitamins, as well as a digestive enzyme blend to help your body digest foods easier. This is one of my favorite products to use when I need to kick the bloated feeling.
You’ve got good bacteria and bad bacteria in your gut. If the bad bacteria outnumbers the good, you will probably feel bloated and not-so-great. My favorite way to support my gut health is to use IdealProbiotic.
IdealProbiotic has 32 million good bacteria to help you rebalance your gut. Once you’ve got those good bacteria in your gut, you can start feeling better and making progress on your weight loss journey!