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5 Simple Ways to Debloat Your Body

Here is how to “remove the bloat” fast.
FACT CHECKED BY Christopher Roback

Have you ever looked in the mirror one day and felt like your waist looked snatched, but the next, it doesn't? Bloating happens to the best of us, but luckily there are some things you can do to mitigate it. Jada (@digitaljada), an Atlanta-based content creator who regularly shares videos about her weight loss journey, recently addressed boating in a viral video, claiming that she "cracked the code" and her "waist has been snatched ever since." At the start of the clip she shares photos taken two days apart, with her waist looking drastically slimmed down in the second photo. "What in the heck did I do differently in those few days? Because sometimes you think you're not making progress, but you're really just bloated and once you remove the bloat, you see all the hard work you've been putting in. I literally woke up and was snatched," she says, offering three tips on how to debloat your body fast.  

OxyGreen Plus L-Glutamine

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Jada maintains that the "dynamic duo" of OxyGreens and L-Glutamine is a "force to be reckoned with," she claims. "This is so fast acting. I want a quick fix, this is it," she continues. "When I tell you this starts working, you're going to feel it in your stomach."

Prebiotic Foods

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"Diet is definitely going to impact your gut health," she says. This is why "you definitely want to make sure you're including prebiotic" foods, like bananas. Other examples are asparagus, leeks, onion, garlic, berries, legumes, and seeds. 

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Probiotic Foods

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As for probiotic foods, "y'all know one of my favorites are kombucha. Another example here is sauerkraut. So good for your gut," she says. Other example are yogurt, kefir, kimchi, fermented veggies, and miso. 

The Combo of the Three Is Great for Your Gut

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She claims that the combo of the drink plus prebiotic and probiotic food equals gut health. "Your gut is going to thank you," she says. "When I'm in a rut and I'm like, I'm feeling extra bloated and I'm going somewhere and I want these jeans to fit a certain way, I'm going to pull this concoction out and also make sure my diet is balanced."

Boating Changes with Your Cycle

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She also adds that "on different phases of your cycle, you can absolutely be a little bit more bloated than others, so always keep that in mind," but even so, this combo helps. 

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An MD Explains Bloating

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 Kenneth Brown, MD, a Texas-based gastroenterologist, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Atrantil, and the host of the Gut Check Project podcast explains that during the menstrual cycle, hormonal fluctuations, primarily estrogen and progesterone, can have a significant impact on gastrointestinal function for women. "These changes can lead to symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, and changes in bowel habits," he says. 

Here Is What Helps with Bloating

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What else helps with bloating? According to Dr. Brown, a fiber-rich diet, hydration, exercise, mindful eating, limiting trigger foods, and herbal teas. And yes, lemon water can help. "Warm lemon water may help alleviate bloating for some individuals by promoting hydration, stimulating digestive enzymes, increasing bile flow, reducing inflammation, and supporting regular bowel movements," he says. "However, its effectiveness can vary depending on the underlying cause of bloating and individual factors such as digestive health and diet. It's important to note that warm lemon water may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with GERD or acid-related digestive issues."

💪🔥Body Booster: If you are experiencing bloating, make sure to hydrate – even though it may feel counterintuitive. 

Leah Groth
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