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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Swap Out Your Veggies

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and Brussels sprouts can actually produce gas in your body. While you want to eat only fresh foods, like vegetables, Maya Feller recommends swapping out any cruciferous veggie with leafy greens.

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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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