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7 Simple Tips to Get Rid of Bloating Fast

Updated on August 26, 2013

Stomach Bloating

Have you ever felt like your stomach is about to explode after eating a big and scrumptious meal? You have to unbuckle your belt and unbutton your pants to make room for your stomach and feel more comfortable. Bloating can be painful and disturbing. You feel guilty and wish you haven’t eaten too much of that favorite food of yours. But did you know that bloating is not only caused by eating too much? Many factors come into play when it comes to bloating. If you want to know how to get rid of bloating fast, read on and follow the tips below.


What Causes Bloating

Before you learn how to get rid of bloating, it is first important to understand what causes it. Bloating usually occurs after eating too much and too fast. But sometimes, you can still experience bloating even if you eat at a slow pace. In this case, bloating might be caused by the foods you eat. Some people have difficulties digesting certain foods, which leads to the stomach getting filled with gas. Inhaling too much air also makes you feel full and cause bloating and stomach pain.


How to Get Rid of Bloating Fast

1. Drink plenty of water.

Water? Who would want to drink water when he/she is bloated? As uncomfortable as it may seem, drinking plenty of water actually helps get rid of bloating by flushing out toxins from the body and keeping the digestive tract moving. Avoid soda and other carbonated drinks. These beverages will just add gas to your stomach.

2. Eat small meals.

Your digestive system might have a hard time digesting large amounts of food. Try eating 4-6 smaller meals instead of 3 large meals. This will allow your digestive tract to work more efficiently.

3. Watch what you eat.

Do you notice that you experience bloating after eating certain foods? If so, try to determine exactly which foods trigger bloating. The most common culprits are dairy and other milk products. Millions of people are lactose-intolerant which means that they cannot completely digest lactose. This fills your stomach with gas and causes abdominal pain.

4. Eat foods high in potassium.

Potassium is a mineral which helps excrete sodium from the body. You might ask why you should excrete sodium. The answer is simple: sodium makes you retain water. This means that consuming more salt makes you more likely to get a bloated stomach. Potassium-rich foods include bananas, papayas, potatoes, and nuts.

5. Eat slowly.

Yes, it’s hard to take your time and eat slowly when a delicious dish is in front of you. Enjoy your meal and savor every bite. When you eat your meal like you are in a hurry, you swallow more air which can lead to bloating.

6. Get moving.

You have a distended stomach and you feel like lying in bed all day. But make no excuses; you should get up and do your daily exercise routine. Exercising is actually one way to move gas and get rid of bloating fast. Take a short walk, dance to your favorite tune, ride a bike to the grocery store. Just get moving.

7. Consult your doctor.

Most cases of bloating are not serious. However, if you suffer from chronic bloating, it is highly recommended to consult your doctor immediately. Chronic bloating might be a sign of a serious digestive disease so have an expert assess your condition so as to avoid further complications.


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    • Cliff Mendrez profile imageAUTHOR

      Cliff Mendrez 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      Hi learner! Thanks for reading, rating, and dropping a comment!

    • learner365 profile image

      Saadia A 

      6 years ago

      A useful Hub concerning the problem of bloating.Good,helpful tips you have shared.

      My vote up and useful!!!

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