If you’re thinking of bringing your big tummy down to comfortable size and you’re too lazy to exercise, you may want to consider these five natural remedies.
Stay off the broccoli
Cruciferous vegetables are one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat, but unfortunately they’re also the ones most likely to cause your tummy to inflate.
Raffinose is the compound that produces extra gas as it breaks down, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and it can seriously increase your waistline. You don’t have to stay away from them forever. Just save them for meals where you can wear loose pants.
Move up your bedtime
More and more people are getting less sleep these days and it is taking a toll on our health—most visibly on our waistlines. According to a study done by the Endocrine Society, losing just 30 minutes of sleep per night can make you gain weight.
Furthermore, that weight is more likely to go straight to your tummy. Instead, the researchers found, the best sleep cycle is one that follows your natural circadian rhythms, which means sleeping and waking around the same time as the sun.
Tame your sweet tooth
Sugary foods are delicious but are not too good for your tummy and body generally. Not only do the added calories add inches to your waistline, but sugar overload leads to insulin resistance, which tells the body to store extra fat around the waist.
Sugar also bloats your tummy in the short-term by feeding the bad bacteria in your gut, leading to extra gas. When it comes to having a flat tummy, letting go of sweet foods is one of the best things you can do.
Check your hormones
Irregular hormones have all kinds of uncomfortable side effects and belly bloat is one of them. There’s a reason that bloating is one of the primary complaints women have during menopause!
You can ensure that your hormones are within normal range by having a medical laboratory scientist do a hormonal profile for you. In the meantime, eating right and exercising are natural ways to balance your hormones.
Get down to business in the toilet
A high percentage of people suffer from constipation, and this can affect the whole body, including uncomfortable bloating and swelling in your stomach.