Those who dealt it, felt it.

Did I swallow a basketball?

What the hell happened to my shoes and why can’t I button my pants?

Gas. Bloaty, smelly, gurgling gas.

No one likes to talk about it but when it happens…everybody knows.

Being someone with gluten, soy, yeast and dairy allergies I really have to watch what I put in my body.  Lucky me.  When I have an allergic reaction, I don’t break out in hives.  I blow up like an air balloon ready to fly around the world.  Not a trip I’d sign up for.  Well, I wouldn’t sign up for hives either (touche) but life is all about overcoming challenges, right?

Here are a few things that can help relieve that rock hard paunch according to Redbook.

Pick a potassium rich food like a nanner.

Keep your mouth shut.  Just chewing gum, drinking from a straw or talking while you eat causes you to swallow excess air!  While I tend to blow out hot air it seems I may be taking in just as much.

Cut the nightly carb munch-fest!

Cut the carbonated drinks too.  Ever notice how much you burp after downing a soda?  Yeah, we do too.

Limit sugar substitutes.  This stuff is gross and real sugar won’t give you the runs. Or cancer for that matter.

Parsley is a natural diuretic so add it to your meals.

Pop a natural probiotic.  Good bacteria that helps things “flow” smoothly.

Move!  Exercise is the best thing you and your body can do together.

And if you’re somewhere where you can pop a squat, try this move.  Apparently, it is the best position for someone in a gassy situation.









And finally, don’t be this dude.  Gross.