Stomach feeling fat?
Here's the means by which you can beat bloating to look and feel better.
Stomach bloating looks awful as well as motivate physical distress. The uplifting news? Specialists say stomach bloating is a condition you can keep away from pretty effortlessly.
We're not discussing additional pounds of stomach fat here. We're discussing the provisional stomach widening that torment most everybody occasionally. Michael Jensen, MD, an endocrinologist and heftiness analyst at Mayo Clinic, says unless your stomach bloating is brought about by a medicinal condition, for example, liver or coronary illness, the main genuine reason is intestinal gas - not "water weight."
"It is a myth that bloating in the stomach is from liquid gathering in solid grown-ups, in light of the fact that the midriff is not a spot where liquids amass first," Jensen says. "Rather, you would see it in your feet or lower legs the length of you are upright."
So what makes gas aggregate and wreak destruction on how you feel and look? Here are answers from specialists in addition to their stomach-thinning exhortation.
1. Keep away from Constipation.
Too little fiber, liquids, and physical movement can prompt obstruction, which can bring about bloating.
To evade this, apply an eating routine high in fiber (25 grams for every day for ladies and 38 for men) from entire grains, natural products, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Likewise, drink a lot of liquids (go for 6-8 glasses of water a day) and go for physical action for no less than 30 minutes, five times each week.
In case you're eating a low-fiber diet, slowly knock up the fiber level, ensuring you additionally drink a lot of liquids for better resilience.
2. Rule Out Wheat Allergies or Lactose Intolerance.
Food allergies and intolerances can cause gas and bloating. But these need to be confirmed by your doctor. Many people self-diagnose these conditions and unnecessarily eliminate dairy and whole grains from their diets. If you suspect you have an allergy or intolerance, see your doctor for tests.
You may benefit from reducing the amount of the suspected food or eating it with other foods. In the case of dairy, it can help to choose aged cheeses and yogurts, which are lower in lactose.
3. Eat to Satisfy.
Eating quickly and not chewing your food well can cause air swallowing that leads to bloating.
Slow down and enjoy your food. Your meals should last at least 30 minutes. Also, keep in mind that digestion begins in the mouth and you can decrease bloating just by chewing your food more.
There's another benefit to slowing things down. When you take your time to thoroughly chew and taste your food, your snack or meal becomes more satisfying. And studies have shown that if you eat more slowly, you may end up eating less.
4. Carbonated Drinks.
The fizz in carbonated drinks can cause gas to get trapped in your belly.
Instead, drink water flavored with lemon, lime, or cucumber. Try some camomill or peppermint tea for a soothing beverage that may help reduce bloat.
5. Don't Overdo Chewing Gum.
Chewing gum can also lead to swallowing air, which can cause bloating.
6. Watch Out for Sugar-Free Foods.
Too much sugar alcohol in artificially sweetened foods and drinks can lead to bloating.
Experts recommend consuming no more than 2 or 3 servings of artificially sweetened foods and drinks per day. The best thing is to just look for the naturally sweets.
7. Limit Sodium.
Highly processed foods tend to be high in sodium and low in fiber, both of which can contribute to that bloated feeling.
Get in the habit of reading food labels. When buying processed, canned, or frozen foods, shoot for no more than 500 mg of sodium per serving in any product -- or a total of 1,500 to 2,300 mg of sodium per day. Look for labels that say "sodium free," or low in sodium.
8. Beans and Gassy Vegetables.
If you're not used to eating beans, they can cause that gassy feeling. So can the cruciferous family of vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower.
That doesn't mean you should give up on these super-nutritious, high-fiber vegetables.
Work them into your diet slowly until your body adjusts to the compounds that can initially cause gas."
One tip to reduce gas is to put baking soda when yuo soak the beans before cooking.
You can also drink a glass of water with one teaspoon of baking soda after meal to reduce gas.
9. Eat Smaller Meals More Often.
Instead of three big meals per day, try eating smaller meals more often. This can keep you free of the bloated feeling that often follows large meals. Eating more frequently can also help control blood sugar and manage hunger.
So go for five to six small meals each day, but make sure the quantity of food and calories are proportionate to your needs.
10. Try Anti-Bloating Foods and Drinks.
A few studies suggest that peppermint tea, ginger, pineapple, parsley, and yogurts containing probiotics("good" bacteria) may help reduce bloating.
"These are safe foods that are good for you when used appropriately, so why not try them and see if they help you de-bloat?" Blatner says.
A Final Word About Stomach Fat
Experts agree that you shouldn’t fast, skip meals, or use laxatives or water pills to help you de-bloat or lose weight.
If you're looking to flatten your belly for the long term, there's no substitute for losing a few pounds.
When you lose total body fat, your body reduces belly fat preferentially.
People lose weight differently but there is a little more lost in the abdominal region than elsewhere.
Experts also say that doing exercises all day long won’t get rid of the excess belly. Although you can’t necessarily spot reduce, you can strengthen abdominal muscles with ab workouts. Stronger muscles can help your belly appear flatter.
Toning and strengthening the abdominal muscles can help you look less big, improve your appearance, muscle tone, and posture, which is also very good for your back.
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By Robynne Chutkan, MD, FASGE, Special to Everyday Health
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