There is nothing more uncomfortable than belly bloating.
It’s one thing to be bloated after eating a larger dinner, when you can sneak on your big pajamas and hide under the covers. But it’s another thing when the weather is warm and you’re expected to be in a swimsuit all week, yet you feel like a burrito baby is permanently lodged between your ribs.
Though some of us are more prone to bloating than others, there are accessible means by which we can prevent that bulging feeling.
According to many medical resources, overeating, often linked to eating too quickly, causes the majority of bloating. When you shovel food in your face, you tend to breathe less, causing air to build up in your belly. Eating fast also causes many people to eat too much because their body isn’t given enough time ot signal that it’s full.
As stated by WebMD, “The remedy is simple -‑ eat more slowly. Satiety signals can take up to 20 minutes to reach the brain and dampen appetite. Many weight loss experts believe that eating slowly helps prevent overeating.”
Another common cause of bloating is a build up of gas in the abdomen. If this is your case, it may be because you commonly drink through a straw, chew gum, suck on hard candies or consume carbonated beverages.
Lastly, bloating tends to be a result of the types of foods we eat. For example, Beans and lentils contain indigestible sugars called oligosaccharides. These sugars must be broken down by bacteria in the intestines.
In summary, overeating, too much gas, and difficult to digest foods should be taken into consideration before a day at the pool.
At Lasair Aesthetic Health, we understand that feeling comfortable in your own skin is important. Thus we want to empower you with resources to help you be the best you.
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For further resources about bloating or issues having to do with being uncomfortable in your skin, make sure to book your appointment today with Dr. Parker at Denver’s Lasair Aesthetic Health.
You can also book by calling us at (303) 782-5082.
It’s our goal at Lasair Aesthetic Health to make you happy in your ski – every season of the year.