The 1-Day Plan to Beat Bloat

Look slim and trim for your event with this plan.

The 1-Day Plan to Beat Bloat

By Toni Gasparis

If you tend to bloat up during the day but don’t want to be bloated for an upcoming event, try out some of these tips from a few of The Dr. Oz Show experts. Simply follow this plan up to 24 hours ahead of time to beat your bloat.


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Eliminate Trigger Foods

According to Dr. Aviva Romm, an integrative women’s health expert, “50 percent of people are triggered by dairy, gluten, and fruit when it comes to bloating.” The simplest solution is to eliminate all of these foods from your diet leading up to an event. This way, your diet will not be causing you to bloat. Make sure you eat regular meals, however, as not eating can cause stomach discomfort. Eat small portions of foods like non-starchy veggies, lean protein, nuts, and seeds.


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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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