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?
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.