10 Reasons why you're feeling bloated!

June 08, 2018
Lucy Mecklenburgh

Do you get bloated? We ALL do! ūüĎéūüŹľ


  1. ūüćīOften bloating¬†might not be¬†caused by what¬†you are eating¬†but how quickly¬†you are eating. Always¬†sit down¬†to eat and take¬†your time to¬†enjoy each¬†mouthful‚Ķaway¬†from you¬†phone,computer¬†etc! ¬†Don't get¬†up and rush off as soon as you¬†are¬†finished¬†either. Allow¬†time for your¬†food to ‚Äėgo¬†down‚Äô.

  2. ūüí®Excess wind¬†can be caused¬†by¬†swallowing¬†more air than¬†usual or eating¬†food that's¬†difficult to¬†digest. These¬†foods difficult to¬†digest can be¬†different for¬†everyone¬†but¬†common things¬†which cause¬†bloating include¬†lentils, beans,¬†apples, foods¬†high in salt and¬†fizzy drinks.

  3. ūü¶† It is not only the way you eat or the¬†food you eat which can¬†cause excess¬†gas in your¬†digestive tract.¬†Gas produced¬†by bacteria in¬†your intestine¬†can be a¬†contributor to¬†bloating. We¬†have¬†so many¬†different types¬†of bacteria living¬†in our intestine¬†that it¬†is¬†important to¬†help your body¬†keep the¬†‚Äônatural¬†balance‚Äô of¬†these. It is¬†suggested¬†probiotic¬†supplements¬†can help reduce¬†both gas¬†production, and¬†therefore¬†bloating,¬†especially in¬†people with¬†digestive¬†issues.

  4. ‚ėĻÔłŹ Stress has a¬†massive impact¬†on¬†our digestive¬†health. It can¬†be exhausting¬†getting¬†everything done¬†day¬†to day so¬†be sure to take¬†time out when¬†you need to.¬†Your digestive¬†system¬†goes¬†into 'sleep¬†mode' when¬†your body is¬†flooded with¬†stress¬†hormones¬†making¬†bloating¬†worse.

  5. ūüí© Constipation¬†can cause¬†bloating - again¬†this may be¬†caused by an¬†allergy or¬†intolerance but¬†can also¬†be¬†associated with¬†a lack of fibre,¬†stress and poor¬†lifestyle¬†choices.

  6. ūüí¶ You should be¬†aiming to drink at the¬†very least¬†1.5L¬†of water a day a dehydration¬†can be a cause of¬†constipation¬†and bloating.

  7. ūüíĖ PMS can cause¬†bloating and¬†it‚Äôs¬†simply¬†unavoidable for¬†some. So as difficult as it may¬†be don‚Äôt be so¬†hard on yourself¬†around that time¬†of month as you¬†can make it¬†much worse. Some have¬†seen benefits¬†from taking¬†Evening¬†Primrose Oil to¬†reduce the¬†feeling¬†of¬†bloating at this¬†time.

  8. ūüć≥ Food¬†intolerances¬†and¬†allergies¬†can cause¬†bloating. Common foods¬†you may be¬†intolerant to¬†include: lactose,¬†fructose, eggs,¬†wheat and¬†gluten. Avoiding¬†these can¬†help¬†you establish¬†any allergies or¬†intolerances¬†however if you¬†believe¬†you¬†have a food¬†allergy or¬†intolerance, it is¬†best to visit your¬†GP who can¬†refer you on to¬†someone who¬†can help you¬†further.

  9. ūü§Ę Eating a big¬†meal can cause you to feel bloated. This is¬†natural, but in¬†the morning you¬†will wake up¬†feeling¬†back to¬†normal.

  10. ūüŹčūüŹĽ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ Although¬†inactivity itself¬†may¬†not directly¬†cause bloating,¬†being active will¬†get your blood¬†pumping which¬†improves the¬†oxygen supply¬†around your¬†body including¬†your digestive¬†system. This can¬†help¬†improve a¬†sluggish¬†digestive¬†system and¬†help¬†reduce¬†bloating!

You're not alone when it comes to bloating, as it's something pretty much all of us experience! It's good to know (if you can identify) what is causing your bloating and if there are any ways you can avoid it, so I hope these suggestions can help you ease the bloat.


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Lucy Mecklenburgh
Found & Fitness Guru

Lucy founded Results with Lucy to help ladies transform their health & lives. 

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  • Bryony September 17, 2019

    I can relate to so many of these reasons as to why I feel bloated an sluggish. Thank you for highlighting this to me Results with Lucy!

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