‘Tis the season to celebrate!
The holiday season is the period when we should allow ourselves to enjoy the pleasure of indulging our favorite foods, but it’s also a time when most of us tend to overeat.
Even though feasting on those scrumptious looking holiday food at the dinner table seems to be the most favorable thing to do, it’s best to eat everything in moderation to prevent that uncomfortable “bloated” feeling.
Here are 4 tips to help you beat the holiday season belly bloat:
1. Eat smaller meals
It can be tempting to pig out and eat all those delectable food at the table but you’re not doing your stomach any favors by doing so. By frequently eating large meals in one sitting, you’re wreaking havoc on your digestive system.
If you don’t want to slow down your digestion and experience being less gassy and bloated then do make it a point to eat smaller meals rather shamelessly devouring every appetizing food insight.
2. Avoid too much soda, beer, and champagne consumption
You’re probably not aware of it but you do swallow air every time you eat food and drink calorie-dense beverages, the excess gas that you unintentionally swallowed will enter and accumulate in your digestive system which can cause stomach bloating.
If you ever notice that your belly reacts after consuming drinks containing carbon dioxide bubbles then it’s best to avoid these fizzy drinks to avoid any bloating triggers.
3. Skip fatty, fried and greasy foods as much as possible
There’s no denying that food served during the holiday season tends to be on the creamier and richer side. It’s also one of the reasons why it can be hard not to give in and eat our hearts out. However, if you’re aiming to be bloat-free during this festive season then try your best to stay away from heavy foods that are hard to digest. Opt for foods that are lower in fat and fresher. Your stomach will thank you later!
4. Don’t go to any celebrations feeling hungry
The holiday season is a great time for indulgence and partying. It’s also the season when it can be a struggle not to get stuffed, especially if there’s an overwhelming number of mouthwatering food choices/options.
If you haven’t eaten anything filling before you go to a party/gathering then there’s a high chance that you’ll be starving by the time that you get there. Avoid doing this at all costs if you don’t want to overeat and suffer from a bloated tummy.
There’s no denying that bonding with family and friends over a delectable feast is one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season. But do keep in mind that it can take up to 20 minutes for fullness to reach your brain so you’ve probably eaten way more than you should before your stomach signals that it had enough.
There you have it. If you want to experience less belly-bloating then remember these 4 tips so it’ll be easier for you to find the balance between satisfying your cravings without going overboard.