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How to Lose 5 Pounds of Bloating ASAP, According to an Expert

You can debloat fast with these simple tips.

Bloating – it happens to the best of us. The NIH explains it as "a condition in which the belly (abdomen) feels full and tight. Your belly may look swollen (distended)," adding that it can occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from, get this, swallowing air and constipation to overeating. According to one online fitness coach, Alexandra (@alexx.fitt), there are a few easy ways to un-bloat your body fast. "What to do when you're bloated ,,, after a weekend, a trip, or just overeating? I'm sure u hear this a lot but realize it's okay and it's gonna get better," she writes in her Instagram post. "I know bloating is super uncomfortable and can make u feel really insecure so try this." Here is what she says to do – and what The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, says about her recommendations. 

Drink Warm Lemon Water

Her first recommendation? "Warm lemon water," she writes. "Make sure it's warm this will help your digestion and helps break down food to absorb nutrients."

Go for a Walk

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Next up, get your steps in. "Go for a walk this also helps with digestion and getting movement in is crucial," she suggests. 

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Eat High Fiber Foods


Next, in order to get your digestive wheels turning, "eat foods high in fiber," she recommends. 

Pump Up Your Probiotic Intake


Next, pump up your probiotic intake. She recommends kefir, sauerkraut, and yogurt. "This helps your gut health," she says. 

Accept It


And last, but not least, remind yourself that bloating is temporary. "Accept it and move on you're gonna be fine in a couple days," she says.

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RDN Agrees


"These are all great suggestions for reducing bloating, especially waiting it out," says Collingwood. "Sometimes it does just take time for your body to return to normal. Light exercise is great for getting the digestive tract moving. Fiber can help things move, but could also produce more gas and bloating depending on how much you are eating. Fiber and probiotics are a great strategy for everyday eating to keep the digestive tract moving and prevent acute bloating. I like the warm lemon water just to soothe the gut a bit as well," she says. 

💪🔥Body Booster: If you are experiencing bloating, try starting your day with warm lemon water and taking a short walk. 

Leah Groth
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