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How to Get Rid of Weekend Bloat

Do These 4 Things on Monday Morning to Get Rid of Weekend Bloat

You worked hard all week, ate clean, and followed the 90/10 rule all five days, so you let loose a little (well, a LOT) on the weekend. This included, but was not limited to, a huge pancake and omelet brunch (yes, mimosas were sipped), hitting up a friend's delicious barbecue, and a decadent dinner with dessert to celebrate your best friend's birthday. And that was just Saturday!

Sunday was all about bagels, pizza, and baking (and devouring!) cupcakes with your niece. You thoroughly enjoyed yourself, but come Monday morning, you're paying the price with an uncomfortably balloon-like bloated belly. Do these four things to get some relief.

  1. Drink tons of water: Not just a big glass — grab a reusable water bottle and aim for 90 to 128 ounces (a gallon). It'll help flush your system of those not-so-healthy foods and will also help you poop.
  2. Nosh on fruits and veggies: All the vitamins and nutrients will replenish your energy, but what's important is the fiber that will help move things along. Avoid fruits and veggies that personally cause you gas, like pears and broccoli.
  3. Ditch dairy, gluten, sugar, and alcohol: All these foods tend to cause bloating in people, so it makes sense to leave them off your plate for one to three days.
  4. Exercise: If you're constipated as well as bloated, getting moving first thing in the morning is one way to get your digestive system moving, too. This debloating yoga video may be just the thing you need.
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