Learn the simple diet tricks to practice every day to prevent waking up feeling bloated and uncomfortable from Vincent Pedre, MD.
You wake up feeling full, puffy, and distended wondering what you ate last night for dinner. You’ve done elimination diets, but you still don’t understand what you should be eating to feel well. If you want to fit into your skinny jeans or that tight-fitting dress by tomorrow, you’ve got to start by feeding your gut flora the right types of food. Why? New science is showing the major role your gut bacteria play in how you feel around the waist, and you can actually alter your gut bacteria in as little as one day by the way you eat. For a long-lasting change, follow this plan for 28 days from Vincent Pedre, MD, internist, certified functional medicine practitioner, and author of Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain.
Charge Up Your Day With a Low-Allergy Protein Smoothie for Breakfast
First thing in the morning, you don’t want to make your gut work too hard, because delays in your stomach show up as bloat in your belly. A lot of protein powders out there contain bloat-causing whey or casein. Instead, use a low-allergy protein source, like pea or hemp protein. A smoothie will be easier on your digestive system, because the blender has done most of the digesting for you! Try this chocolate-covered almond smoothie recipe from Happy Gut.