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How To Debloat In Just One Day

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No matter how you look at it, being bloated isn’t fun.

And trying to figure out whether or not you’ve actually gained weight or not can be torturous.

If the last sentence confused you, being bloated doesn’t actually mean you’ve gained weight, even though it feels like you have.

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Being bloated typically means you’ve ballooned overnight (or even a few days) with water and gas. So this isn’t true weight gain.

Now, with some assurance that you haven’t actually gained any real weight, the reason question is how do debloat yourself ASAP?

Here’s how:

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  1. Drink water over anything else. Yes, it sounds counterintuitive, but drinking a lot of water won’t blow you up. Promise. Truth is, your body usually stores water so you don’t suffer from dehydration, but if you’re constantly knocking back bottles of H2O, that gives the body permission to flush out some of the water, making it totally okay to consumer water. 🙂 So with that, be sure to consume water consistently throughout the day. (Also, water is great for your skin! Read more here.) It’s recommended to drink at least 1.5 liters a day. Also, if you find yourself tempted to grab a bottle of pop instead, just think about how carbonated liquids tend to build up air straight in your gut – which just adds to this bloating problem we’re trying to fix.
  2. Avoid sugar alcohols. Here’s some knowledge for you (if you didn’t already know): foods that consist of sugar alcohols, which are technically considered natural sweeteners, can still turn you into a pufferfish. These natural sweeteners can really mess with your gastrointestinal tract and can lead to gas, cramping, bloating, and even diarrhea if you eat too much of them
    • Sweeteners to look out for include: xylitol, mannitol, and sorbitol – which are used in everything from gum to energy bars.
  3. Pay close attention to your fiber intake. Note: Fiber is key for staying healthy. Not only does it keep your digestive system running smoothly but it also helps keep your appetite in check for longer, which is a major MAJOR plus if your goal is to lose weight. But the real issue is going from eating very little fiber to taking in way too much. Remember, when you start your health kick, it’s important to do it gradually, as overdoing the fiber when you’re not used to it, can make you really bloated. Too much fiber can be tough to digest and can and will create gas. When it comes to fiber, aim to eat 20-25 grams of fiber per day and drinking a lot of water for easier digestion.
  4. Opt for fruits and veggies, but choose wisely. While everything in the produce aisle is pretty much free game health wise, there are still certain fruits and vegetables that can still make you feel like a roly-poly.
    • Fruits that you should stay away from (they tend to have a lot of sugar or sugar alcohols) when trying to debloat are: cherries, peaches, grapes, and mangoes.
    • When you’re trying to shrink down to your usual size, opt for fruits like: blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, and oranges, which have less sugar content. The fruits also happen to be packed with water, which can help with the debloating action.
    • When it comes to veggies, stay away from: brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower since they are loaded with raffinose (the same compound that produces gassiness when you eat beans).
    • The greens you want to consumer are veggies that have high water content, like cucumber and zucchini.
  5. Lay off the carbohydrates. While carbs are not the enemy (they’re your body’s go-to fuel source, so you need them, period), the more carbs you eat, the more water you hang onto, therefore the more bloated you feel. Ick! So if you want to de-bloat, simply cut down (but don’t eliminate) on your carb intake (for a day or so) and stick to greens and lean proteins during that time. 
  6. Keep your mouth closed when eating. No really, keep it your mouth shut. Sometimes bloating arises from how you eat. No joke. When you talk while you eat or when you eat too fast, you’re actually bringing in a lot of air into your digestive tract along with your food. So instead of talking up a storm as you eat, make an effort to eat slowly (chewing your food as much as possible makes it easier to digest) and talk less. 
  7. Quit salty foods. Note: When you eat sodium, your body retains water to try to maintain the proper balance in your bloodstream. So it’s actually recommended to stay below 2,500 milligrams of sodium a day if possible.
  8. Maintain portions. The more food you have in your stomach, the more bloated you’re going to feel! It’s that simple. So remember moderation is key.

How To Debloat In Just One Day

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    Robin Rue

    03/15/2016 at 12:04 am

    When I need to de-bloat, I do the Jillian Michaels 7 day detox. It works like a charm.

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    Upcycled Jewelry

    03/15/2016 at 3:40 pm

    I am a big fan of Isagenix, a scoop of the Cleanse for Life works like a charm in just a few hours 🙂

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    tara pittman

    03/15/2016 at 5:10 pm

    I hate the bloat. I need to try these tips.

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    Rachel Mouton

    03/15/2016 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for all of the great tips! I needed this 🙂

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    Emma White

    03/15/2016 at 7:37 pm

    oh some great tips to try here anything that helps would be great

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    Nikki

    03/15/2016 at 8:04 pm

    I have found that drinking a lot of water and staying away from salty foods are the best ways to get rid of bloating. It sucks though because when I am PMSing I crave salty foods!

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    Ana De Jesus

    03/15/2016 at 11:30 pm

    I always feel bloated so I need to remember to cut down on my fibre intake!

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    Amy Jones

    03/15/2016 at 11:51 pm

    Didnt know about what bloating feels like, ill be sure to keep these tips in mind.

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    Amy Jones

    03/15/2016 at 11:51 pm

    Didnt know about what bloating feels like, ill be sure to keep these tips in mind.

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    Liz Mays

    03/16/2016 at 2:32 am

    Water definitely helps me when I’m bloated, and I absoluely get more bloated with fiber. Yikes.

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    PATRICE M FOSTER

    03/16/2016 at 3:40 am

    Fiber makes me bloated it’s so uncomfortable. Thanks for the tips will try.

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    Eugenia Nazarova

    03/16/2016 at 9:56 am

    Great advices! I try to lay off the carbs and the sugars and drink more water during the day!

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    Eugenia Nazarova

    03/16/2016 at 9:56 am

    Great advices! I try to lay off the carbs and the sugars and drink more water during the day!

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    Mai C.

    03/16/2016 at 10:02 am

    Love this! I often become bloated or feel bloated when I get my period and it would be nice to make it go away! Lol. I always make sure I drink water and pile up on the fiber.

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    Mai C.

    03/16/2016 at 10:02 am

    Love this! I often become bloated or feel bloated when I get my period and it would be nice to make it go away! Lol. I always make sure I drink water and pile up on the fiber.

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    Lawrence

    03/16/2016 at 1:49 pm

    I learned a lot in this post. I have to remember this!

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    Megan

    03/16/2016 at 3:21 pm

    Fab read. Perfect for traveling for Spring Break

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    Mardene Carr

    03/16/2016 at 3:21 pm

    Bloating…there is that awful word again..LOL….I tell you, the things women have to endure

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    Kathy Kenny Ngo

    03/16/2016 at 6:12 pm

    I can easily do the nonsalty food but I have a hard time with the whole drinking water thing. I’ve always been more into coffee but these are really good tips.

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    mail4rosey

    03/16/2016 at 11:00 pm

    These are good tips. The one about not eating with your mouth open is new to me too!

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    Healing Tomato

    03/16/2016 at 11:38 pm

    This is helpful, but, I find it so hard to cut the carbs. I have always heard about closing your mouth when eating. Now, I will try it.

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    Coralie

    03/17/2016 at 2:49 am

    Water is so important. And fiber. Those are both great tips! Thanks for all the info.

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    Marielle Altenor

    03/17/2016 at 3:17 am

    I didn’t know eating with your mouth open can cause bloating lol I have really bad sinuses and my nose is always congested so I tend to eat a lot with my mouth open.

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    Marielle Altenor

    03/17/2016 at 3:17 am

    I didn’t know eating with your mouth open can cause bloating lol I have really bad sinuses and my nose is always congested so I tend to eat a lot with my mouth open.

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    igf. SARGAS

    03/17/2016 at 4:13 am

    I’m really bloated literally. I’m doing some diet and exercise and so glad that your article really coincides in what I think that I should do. You really help me clear some thoughts about it. Thank you so much for sharing, I really like what your doing here.

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    Tisha J.

    03/17/2016 at 5:43 pm

    Losing weight has been a struggle for me after I had my 2nd baby and the feeling of being bloated really sucks. These tips are really helpful. Thanks!

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    Doran

    03/17/2016 at 5:57 pm

    Salty foods are so hard to avoid. I have taken to making my own everything just to avoid all that extra sodium.

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    Mya Kroeplin

    03/18/2016 at 12:06 am

    Thanks for all of the great tips! I’m really bloated a lot too.

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    Becca Wilson

    03/18/2016 at 1:27 pm

    This is great advice. I feel like this a lot of days and these tips will really help.

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