Don’t look bloated in your LBD this Xmas

Want to avoid fes­tive bloat­ing? Us, too. But why do we get so bloated around Christ­mas time?

Woman's Own - - HEALTHY EATING -

1 You’re eat­ing too fast

Ingest­ing food at 100mph robs your body of the chance to reg­is­ter the food and send the ap­pro­pri­ate ‘sat­is­fied’ sig­nals to your brain. This means you end up feel­ing over­full, with a dis­tended tummy. 2 You’re wear­ing tight cloth­ing

You squeezed your­self into that new pair of jeans but ended up putting pres­sure on your ab­domen so di­ges­tion is re­stricted – this can re­sult in gas get­ting trapped and caus­ing your tummy to bal­loon. 3 You have an in­tol­er­ance At Christ­mas par­ties, you may be

forced to try things you don’t usu­ally eat. Foods that can of­ten cause bal­loon­ing in­clude ap­ples, onions, beans and cru­cif­er­ous veg, such as cab­bage. 4 You’re de­hy­drated

You’re so busy min­gling or wrap­ping presents that you haven’t drunk enough wa­ter. Just like crash di­et­ing, de­hy­dra­tion makes your body go into star­va­tion mode, which causes your stom­ach to swell. 5 You’re con­sti­pated

It’s Christ­mas and the last thing your think­ing of is get­ting enough fi­bre in your diet, or hit­ting the gym. This leads to con­sti­pa­tion, which can cause your tummy to bloat.

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