Weight Loss

Feeling bloated? Here are 6 common reasons why!

That bloated feeling is one we all know FAR too well! It’s usually related to what and how we eat, but there are other reasons too.

So if you’re trying to lose weight and are fed up of feeling like you have a food baby, check out these reasons why you may be feeling bloated.

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6 reasons why you’re feeling bloated

1. You’re eating the wrong foods

Rich, fatty and salty foods like fast food are never beneficial when losing weight. But even certain HEALTHY foods like apples, broccoli and beans are known to cause bloating so with these, it’s best to have smaller portions and eat them with other foods.

But the good news is that there are certain foods that can help! Foods like bananas, avocados, asparagus, ginger and yoghurt with probiotics are great anti-bloat foods – though too much dairy can make it worse.

2. You’re choosing fizzy drinks instead of water

Subotica, Serbia - March 9, 2016: Glass bottles of famous coca-cola drink in the fridge. Picture was taken in Alloro, one of the restaurants in Subotica, Serbia. Photographed through fridge window.

Fizzy soft drinks and sparkling mineral waters can cause your tummy to puff out, due to those bubbles of carbon dioxide.

Soft drinks have little nutritional value so try to wean yourself off them and opt for water or green tea as your main drink choices.

3. You’re eating too fast

When you swallow lots of air when you’re eating, this can lead to that stuffed feeling.

Savour your food and chew slowly to prevent this, and this can also help you eat smaller portions.

4. You’re not exercising enough

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Exercise is great for digestion and effective digestion is the key to avoiding a puffy belly.

There are over 350 convenient workouts designed for busy mums on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge including our new Core Workouts designed to work your tummy muscles!

5. You’re overeating

It’s very easy to pile up your plate, especially when you’re STARVING!

Try to eat small portions regularly throughout the day so you don’t end up feeling hungry and overeat as a result.

6. You’re on your period

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When it’s that time of the month, some women feel the bloat.

If you are one of those women, try upping your calcium and magnesium as both nutrients have been found to have a positive impact on reducing PMS symptoms, including bloating.

Beat your tummy bloat with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an affordable, customisable program designed to help mums reach their weight loss goals and tackle their health.

Our Challenge entails:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

Our October 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is our BELLY BLASTING CHALLENGE. We are helping you flatten your tummy and work towards getting rock hard abs in time for SUMMER! This means you will get access to even more fat burning recipes and tummy-toning specific exercises.

You can learn MORE about our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge here.

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Alex Lilly

Alex is a social media addict and food lover from Sydney's northern beaches. When she's not writing, you can usually find her waiting for the next royal wedding or baby to come along.

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