Start the Year Off Right – With No Bloat!

By on 01/04/2018

bloatingWe’re going to go out on a limb here and guess that right about now you are feeling pretty full and bloated, right? All that holiday eating has caught up and those pants are probably digging in just a bit, right?

We are a few days into the New Year but you’re probably still feeling a bit bloated and sluggish and wish for the relief that comes with healthy eating.

However, snapping right back to clean eating and moderate portion size sure is hard after the holidays! You’ve adjusted to larger portion sizes most likely, and your previous moderate eating no longer fills you up!

Oh, and let’s not forget all this cold weather too! Did you know that it has been proven that cold weather actually boosts your appetite? It’s an old survival tactic we no longer need – we now have homes and heaters and can do without all those extra layers of fat our instincts are telling us to pack on!

So how can we combat this New Year bloat and also get our eating and portion sizes back under control?

First, you need to understand what causes bloating.

Yes, overeating causes weight gain in general, but did you know certain foods are even worse for causing massive bloat and discomfort?

The main bloat-offenders are:

  • Raw veggies
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Alcohol
  • Onions
  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Dairy
  • Grains

foods that cause bloat

As you can see, even some healthy foods are big bloat offenders… But what is so bad about bloating anyway?

Well beyond the physical discomfort and digestive issues, it also contributes to a larger waistline and bulging belly. When paired with overeating during the holidays, or in general, weight gain and bloat work together to both make you feel uncomfortable and also look much larger rather quickly. 

So what should you do?

Stop the Bloat!

Listen, facts are facts. Eating healthy, well rounded whole foods and avoiding sugars and empty carbs, along with a steady exercise routine is the absolute best way to lose weight and combat bloating.

However, while this is a very simple concept, it doesn’t mean it is an easy one. If it were, we would all be in great shape and very few people would struggle with weight and bloat issues.

Bloat

Sometimes we need a little help. Beyond eating well and exercising your options basically, include gastric bypass surgery or dietary supplementation.

Gastric bypass surgery, or stomach reduction surgery, as you probably know, is an invasive surgical procedure where a band is placed around the stomach to reduce its size. Sometimes an entire portion of the stomach is completely removed. The goal here is to manually reduce stomach size which physically restricts how much food you can eat. As you can imagine, this is risky, painful and expensive.

Weight loss supplements are another alternative and come in many forms. Some boost your metabolism and others attempt to reduce your appetitive. However, we think the most successful strategy is one that combines the benefits of both stomach size reduction as well as providing a supplemental health boost. For example, Lean Response is filled with natural fibers that expand when they enter your stomach, reducing its size and making you feel full while also providing you with energy. You will take in less fat and burn off what you have stored much faster without feeling hungry.

Start 2018 off right, with a clear understanding of how to trim down your waist and retrain your body into proper eating and portion control. Then get ready for a fantastic, healthy and energetic year!

About modernhealthproject

Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna

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