The holidays are finally over and if you’re feeling a little extra bloated from all the food you’ve been eating, don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
It’s easy to forget about your waistline when it’s the holiday season but it’s the aftermath that causes all the drama (we’re talking stomach pains and feeling lethargic).
To help you get back on track, here are a few ways you can ease the pain:
Get Up and Walk
Sitting or lying down on a couch isn’t going to help you to relieve a painful, bloated stomach as this will put pressure on your stomach and cause acids to creep into your esophagus causing heartburn.
A better solution? Get up and go for a stroll. A little physical activity never hurt anyone but it’ll also assist the food in your stomach to move through your body faster when you go walking.
You don’t necessarily have to go all out when you walk; just a simple stroll will work its wonders to relieve that tight, bloated stomach.
A bloated stomach can be filled with gas which causes discomfort and pain. Try applying a hot compress to your stomach and wait for the gas to leave your body (maybe just make sure you are not in a public area).
Sip Some Tea
Tea has been known to help in digestion so it is no wonder people stir up a nice cup of tea when they’re feeling stuffed. Ginger tea helps to move your holiday food from your stomach to your small intestine more quickly and more efficiently. It can also help to relieve your upset stomach and the feeling of nausea.
Chamomile tea can also help you with indigestion, stomach cramps and diarrhea.
The beat-the-bloat- MVP (Most Valuable Player) though? Peppermint tea.
Watch What You Eat
At this point, you are probably feeling guilty for binge eating so much. While there’s no going back now, watching what you eat and taking a break from stuffing yourself will help you. Give your stomach the chance to empty itself before you go ahead and put more food into it. And when you do get to eat again, make sure the foods that you choose are healthy and nutritious.
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