Apart from food intolerances, there are other reasons we may be feeling bloated and suffering with gas which are simply down to how we eat our meals and when.
Try these simple tips to help aid digestion and reduce the after bloat:
* Drink a glass of water before eating – this will help you feel a little fuller before you start your meal
• Eating slowly and chew your food properly and avoid swallowing large chunks of food. By taking time to chew your food properly will allow time for the enzymes in your saliva to work at breaking down the food before it hits your gut. Therefore, the gut not having to work as hard in the digestion process.
• Allow your food to cool down try to eat with your mouth shut while chewing which will stop you drawing in extra air while eating.
• Sit with a straight back while eating and avoid slouching over
• Make time to eat. Sit down while eating. Don’t eat on the go in a rush which as a result will cause you to not only not chew your food properly but possibly overeat as it’s not a planned meal
• Try to wait at least 2 hours after eating before going to bed. Sleeping on a full stomach will cause broken sleep as you gut is still working hard yet your mind is trying to relax and switch off
• Finally, it’s worth noting that your brain and gut are heavily linked and it can take up to 20 minutes for your brain to register it’s full. So if you finish your meal and still feel hungry, have another glass of water first and give it 20 minutes.
As well as bloating other digestive problems can also include:
Diarrhea, Heartburn, Acid reflux, Cramps, Nausea, Headaches, Skin problems, Irritability, Indigestion

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