Beat That Bloated Feeling

The bloated feeling that you get after a heavy meal is all to familiar. It makes you feel tired and sluggish, preventing you from being active or productive. So many of us make the mistake of eating too much on our lunch hour, then the afternoon is spent in discomfort. Your trousers can become too tight and you feel like you’ve swallowed a brick – hardly a desirable state to be in!

The best way to prevent uncomfortable bloating is to avoid it in the first place. This doesn’t mean that you can’t eat any nice foods, nibbling on lettuce leaves like a rabbit; all you need to do is have everything in moderation. Don’t overdo the carbs; too much bread or pasta is just asking for trouble. Avoid foods that are particularly stodgy or have a high content – that means pies and burgers are out. If you’re really hungry and want a large meal, vegetarian options are often a better bet; meat based dishes are more likely to leave you with a heavy stomach.

It’s very common to mistake thirst for hunger; drink a glass of water before tucking into your meal so that your body can recognise when it’s full. Don’t wolf it down at top speed otherwise you will definitely eat too much, and you’ll probably be left with indigestion too. Graze slowly sipping water throughout, and you’ll find that you’re left comfortably full by the afternoon.

A popular habit when eating out is to have a coffee after your meal. Instead, why not try drinking a mint tea? This will aid your digestion, leaving you in a much better state for the rest of the day. Some of our Highgate escorts drink it on a daily basis, and it works wonders for them! It’s also sensible to skip the desserts, but if you really can’t resist your sweet tooth, opt for a sorbet – light and fresh.

This advice is all very well if you read it before you eat, but what if it’s too late? There’s not much you can do to make the food go down more quickly, only time will make a difference. However, there are certain supplements on the market to ease indigestion and heartburn, and anything containing globe artichoke will help your body break down fat more quickly by encouraging the production of bile.

For repeat offenders, try adding a probiotic yoghurt to your daily diet; this will get your digestive system in tip top condition, and more able to cope with large meals!