Different ways to fight thanksgiving Bloat
If there’s one day of the year that our calorie count goes out the window, it’s Thanksgiving. Because let’s be real, who can say no to an extra serving (or seven) of stuffing? It’s called Turkey day for a reason… However, that doesn’t mean you should be punished for your overindulgence and feel sluggish and bloated.
Here are our top bloat-busting tips:
1. Down some apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is pretty much the gift that keeps on giving.Apple cider vinegar aids digestions as it helps balance bacteria in the gut, killing any nasty toxins. It also helps readjust the pH levels in the body, as the increased acidity allows your body to absorb more nutrients.
2. Watch your fiber intake
Fiber is an essential part of any diet (it’s what makes you poop) so incorporating some fiber-rich foods into your Thanksgiving meal will help aid digestion and bust the bloat. Although you have to be careful as too much fiber can upset your stomach. Vegetables also contain a lot of fiber – the general rule is the darker the vegetable, the more fiber it contains, so foods like eggplant or zucchini are ideal!
3. Drink Water
We know it sounds strange to load up on water when you already feel full AF and the thought of putting anything else past your mouth is stomach churning. However, it’s often dehydration that’s causes you to bloat, as when you’re dehydrated your body retains water to compensate for the lack of moisture. By constantly sipping on H2O, you’ll also help flush toxins or excess salt through the body.
4.Sip on some herbal tea
Herbal teas are a fast track ticket to a flatter stomach: think of them as your get out of jail card when it comes to Thanksgiving bloat. One of our fave detox teas is green tea with an added slice of lemon as green tea is an amazing fat burner and lemon will detoxify your stomach, re balance pH levels, and aid general digestion. The cinnamon will stabilize your blood sugar levels, so you won’t get those 9 o’clock sugar cravings.
5. Slow down
We know it’s easier said than done, especially when you have your mom’s annual yams sitting in front of you but try not to eat them as quickly as possible. If you eat your food too quickly, you can end up swallowing gulps of air, which will make you feel bloated. Plus, if you eat more mindfully, you’re more likely to eat less as your brain has time to process what you’re eating.
6. Get up and get out
If there’s one thing we love even more than Thanksgiving, it’s Black Friday – while we can try and fight the urge for a second serving (usually unsuccessfully), we definitely can’t say no to discounted beauty products. Even if you’re not a big shopper, any form of gentle exercise will help debloat as by getting your heart rate up you’ll boost blood flow, which will help move food through your digestive system more efficiently.
We hope your enjoyed reading and will try these tips to have the extra fat off.