2019 has come, and the fireworks have been lit and gone, but are the signs of the holidays still lingering in your figure? Are you feeling bloated from all the partying this past season? Get ready to kick the bloat out! From using a portable infrared sauna to not skipping your breakfast, here are four surefire ways of getting rid of that holiday bloat.
FROM PORTABLE INFRARED SAUNA TO NOT SKIPPING BREAKFAST: SUREFIRE ANTI-BLOAT REMEDIES
- Try infrared sauna
Skeptics have always asked: does sauna burn fat? Studies have shown that it certainly does! Because of the high temperatures in an infrared sauna, weight loss is achieved as the body burns additional calories to keep the body’s core temperature down. Not only that.
Aside for weight loss, regular use of infrared saunas has proven to lessen stress, improve endurance sports performance, and bolster the immune defense. So, hop on the sauna bandwagon and get your personal infrared sauna now
- Cut down on salt and sugar
If there are two things that the party food you consumed over the holidays have, it is lots of salt and sugar. You will need to cut down on both of these right away! Salt helps retain water in your body, hence the bloated appearance. Cutting back on this will not be as easy as it seems as almost 80% of the food we consume contain sodium.
The same is true with sugar. It is not enough to consume sugar-free drinks as these may contain sugar substitutes—xylitol, maltitol, isomalt, mannitol, erythritol, sorbitol, etc.—which are equally as bad.
The safest way to go is eating as fresh and as natural as possible.
- Go natural
Going natural means taking advantage of natural remedies that can help with bloating. For example, apple cider vinegar is a natural digestive enzyme supplement, a spoonful of which taken with lemon, honey or even just water before, during, or after a meal can significantly improve digestion.
Fennel seeds are also great aids for digestion. Indians have been chewing fennel seeds to promote digestion and are openly served and available in Indian restaurants.
Another helpful herb is ginger—also an excellent help for your digestive system. A couple of capsules can do the trick, or you can also brew your own tea by boiling sliced ginger root.
There are other natural options that you can explore! Just keep testing which ones fit you the best.
- Don’t skip on breakfast
Simple rule: everything is better when you eat right! That is why start the day by doing so! Never skip the most important meal of the day. Choose a balanced breakfast, which includes lean protein and fiber. Christine Bransford, MS, RD, dietitian at DayOne Health says that insoluble fiber can help eliminate bloat.
Complete your breakfast with fruits like melons, which are high in liquid and can help flush out toxins, bananas, which are a good source of potassium or vegetables like artichokes, which are high in fiber and low in carbs and leafy greens, which are packed with vitamins and minerals.
Start the year right! Get your figure back and kick the bloat out!