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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Get Some Sleep

Sleep deprivation causes a whole slew of problems, not the least of which are bloating and puffiness. As Feller explains, “When you’re not well rested, your brain wants more energy. Carbohydrates –specifically refined carbs – give your brain immediate energy,” explains Feller. This is a bad cycle, however, because refined carbs are not good for your body or for reducing bloat. So make sure to get the recommended seven to nine hours of rest the night before an event (and maybe even the nights leading up to it too).

More: 5 Easy Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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