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I Tried a Pooping Stool and This Is What Happened

I Tried a Pooping Stool and This Is What Happened

I’m pretty comfortable talking about poop. And no, it’s not just because I’ve pooped in front of an entire hospital room while giving birth, or that I’ve been pooped on more than once, have accidentally stepped in a dirty diaper (also more than once), …

Bloated? These Foods May Be the Culprits

Bloated? These Foods May Be the Culprits

The gift of a bloated belly isn’t only reserved for women during that time of the month. Sometimes it’s the foods we eat that can cause that full, gassy feeling. Here’s a list of foods that may be contributing to your balloon-like belly, so you may wan…

Watching This Woman Transform Her Body Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Watching This Woman Transform Her Body Will Make Your Jaw Drop

#RealTalk We ALL suffer from being bloated and we ALL suck in and use angles to our advantage. Stop comparing yourself to the perfectly posed pics you stumble across. Perfection doesn’t exist so why chase it?
A video posted by Fit Model + Trainer i…

Feeling Bloated? Do This Now For Quick Relief

Feeling Bloated? Do This Now For Quick Relief

If you want to fight belly fat, burning calories and fat through cardio – especially interval training – is your best bet. Bloating, on the other hand, is its own beast, and you can’t feel confident rocking your fitted shirts if your belly is superpuf…

How to Ditch That Pudgy Pooch

How to Ditch That Pudgy Pooch

Eating 80/20 and hitting the gym have helped you reach your weight-loss goal, but you’re still trying to get rid of that little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do every week to help you achieve a trimmer belly.

When E…

4 Most Common Causes of Belly Bloat (and 4 Cures!)

4 Most Common Causes of Belly Bloat (and 4 Cures!)

It’s normal to feel bloated after a huge bowl of spicy chili or after eating three pieces of birthday cake, but if you’re constantly feeling bloated every single day and are feeling extremely uncomfortable and depressed about it, we asked certified die…

14 Simple Tricks to Debloat Instantly While on Vacation

14 Simple Tricks to Debloat Instantly While on Vacation

There’s a particular devastation that comes with working hard toward your own body goals, preparing yourself physically and emotionally for stripping down to a bikini, and then bloating for seemingly no reason at all – right as the time comes to hit th…

Dietitians Say to Do This 1 Thing to Beat Belly Bloat (Hint: It Doesn’t Have to Do With Food)

Dietitians Say to Do This 1 Thing to Beat Belly Bloat (Hint: It Doesn’t Have to Do With Food)

You already know that if you eat crap all day, that’s how you can expect to feel. Aside from being low in energy and foggy headed, an upset stomach complete with belly bloat is on your horizon. But what if you eat healthy, drink enough water, and avoid foods that make you bloated, like dairy, and you still feel bloated? Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh of C&J Nutrition, registered dietitians and authors of Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook, have a quick tip that has nothing to do with what you eat.

Their simple advice is “to implement a daily stress reduction technique, whether this is deep breathing or five minutes of meditation daily.” There is a strong connection between your brain and your gut, and not just for people with IBS or other digestive issues. Your emotional state directly affects how your belly feels. You’ve no doubt experienced this when you’re nervous about a flight or if you’re going through a breakup — you either have to run to the bathroom or feel too nauseous to even think about food.

Deep breathing, mindfulness, and meditation can help keep your digestive system calm and running smoothly, which in turn reduces the chances of recurring bloating. “In addition, deep breathing and mindfulness can help slow down your eating at meals, and that can also help to reduce bloating because you’ll likely swallow less air if you eat more slowly, chew thoroughly, and take deep breaths between bites.”

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Don’t worry if you’ve never meditated a day in your life. Start off with an easy approach: first thing in the morning, sip on a hot cup of tea, breathe deeply, and set an intention for your day. Try it every single day, for five to 10 minutes, for a week and see if you notice a sense of calmness that resonates to your belly.

This Is What Solved My Extreme Bloating Problem That 4 Doctors Couldn’t Figure Out

This Is What Solved My Extreme Bloating Problem That 4 Doctors Couldn’t Figure Out

A lot of things changed when I moved to San Francisco. I was much colder. I bought my first real jacket. I tried Philz Coffee for the first time. I started a new job. And, out of nowhere, my stomach started ballooning arbitrarily throughout the week m…