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Saturday 23 August 2014

How to beat the bloat

Published 19/03/2013 | 13:34

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7 tips to get your belly back on track

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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?

 

 

 

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