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.