{ How to fight bloating & speed up metabolism }

So bloated. 

Bloating is extremely common and totally sucks! I feel like just about every time I eat, my stomach automatically swells up and I look like I'm about 5 months pregnant. Which I'm not, so we definitely don't want that look lol. I've been battling a bloated tummy for years now and have just accepted the fact that whenever I eat, I will just look that way for a few hours. However, recently I decided to do something about it and read about some ways to reduce bloating and figure out what is actually causing all this bloating and swelling in my abdomen. Today I wanted to share some tips I've learned about bloating and how to reduce it and make it stop! 

Things to limit: 

Salt (Sodium) 

Alcohol 

Soda ( try green juices or smoothies) 

Processed foods 

Onions

Mushrooms

Gluten

Diary products (try almond or coconut milk instead) 

Raw vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower ( try steaming veggies instead to soften tough fibers) 

 

Things to do & eat/drink :

Water 

Cucumbers 

Mint

Brown rice 

Chia seeds 

Kiwi 

Sweet Potato 

Quinoa 

Pineapple

Celery 

Lemons 

Green tea 

Peppermint tea 

Chamomile tea 


Healthy looks different on every body.

Unfortunately, as we get older, our metabolism slows down on us. I remember the days when I could feed my body all this processed crap and never gain a pound. I ate McDonald's and other fast food nearly 3-4 times a week. Besides it effecting my skin, my weight was always staying the same. I couldn't even complain about that. People would always tell me, "just wait, it'll catch up to you", but I never believed it. Fast forward to me being almost 25, I'm noticing some body changes now.  No, I do not think I am fat or unhealthy in any way, but I do know my body doesn't react the same way it used to whenever I eat something processed. My metabolism is most definitely not at the same speed it was when I was in high school, so I know I have to do something about it. Eating healthy should not be a diet. Eating healthier and cleaner should be a lifestyle; it is a commitment. Making healthier choices will result in numerous benefits for your body, skin, hair, and even your energy level. I know this is a difficult lifestyle to commit to and it will require a lot of self control and of making better choices, but everyday gets easier and once you cut out that junk from your life, you will notice your cravings for it will also decrease. 

 

Foods that speed up your metabolism:

Bananas 

Blueberries

Oranges

Grapefruit 

Avocado 

Strawberries 

Green apples

Green tea 

Spicy peppers

Garlic 

Cinnamon 

Ginger

Yogurt 

Almonds 

Coffee (Yes!)

 

 

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