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.