How to beat the bloat
Published 19/03/2013 | 13:34
7 tips to get your belly back on track
1. Get a reality check
Take a flattering picture of yourself, then look at it during the day. You'll be quickly reminded of your real body - not the food baby growing inside you.
2. Work those abs
Rotating your core muscles helps force gas out of your intestines. Do 5 reps on each side, in bed or on your living room floor, and you'll soon notice a difference.
3. Get your body moving
Exercise might be the last thing you want to do, but trust us and give it a shot. According to a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, it will help relieve discomfort - even a brisk walk.
4. Eat vitamin and mineral rich fruits
Water-rich fruits and vegetables are your new best friends. Think pineapple, grapes and strawberries to help flush out the toxins.
5. Strategically massage your stomach
Apply gentle pressure to your belly to help relieve gas and constipation. Rub counterclockwise and you'll feel immediate relief.
6. Don't drink water during meals
The golden rule of H20 consumption. Try to avoid drinking anything during your meal - fizzy drinks included - as they disrupt digestion.
7. Wear high heels
They're naturally slimming and confidence boosting. What's not to love?