Tips to Help Banish Bloat, From How You Eat to What You Drink

We're not going to sugarcoat it — bloat sucks. It's uncomfortable and unpredictable, and it oftentimes leaves us feeling so yucky that all we want to do is relax at home in the world's largest sweatpants. While chilling on the couch is tempting, there are days when the show must go on, and we'd rather not face those days feeling like we need to hide beneath a baggy sweatshirt. The good news is we're not destined to forever sulk in our unwanted bloat!

Ahead, find tips to help you feel your very best. From drinking tea to going for a walk, these simple practices can help support your metabolism, combat bloat, ease cramps, and even reduce nausea.

Slow Down

Slow Down

Bloat banishment can be attacked from a variety of angles, and of course, different approaches work differently depending on the person. But no matter who you are, you can start by slowing down — literally. Take your time eating, and make sure to chew and swallow without gulping air. Eating slowly will also help prevent overeating, as you'll be able to recognize more quickly when you're full.

While limiting your intake of carbonated beverages or gas-inducing foods such as beans, onions, or wheat is also a healthy strategy to reduce bloat, so is adding certain foods or supplements — think probiotics — into your diet. Fruits and vegetables such as bananas, avocados, kiwis, ginger, and cucumbers are known for helping to reduce bloat and ease stomach discomfort.

Take Time For Tea

Take Time For Tea

With over 2.5 million social media followers and over one million products sold, Flat Tummy Co has gained a loyal fan base since its launch in 2013. The products, which are specifically designed for women, by women, feature active ingredients that are supposed to help reduce bloat, support your metabolism, and boost your energy.*

Their Original detox tea is designed to cleanse and debloat, kick-starting your immune system and metabolism and working to eliminate sluggishness.* It should be noted that this is not a quick fix, but with ingredients such as peppermint, lemon balm, and fennel, it is meant to help give you relief from buildup that can linger and cause mega-bloating in your digestive system.*

Get Moving

Get Moving

Regular exercise will preemptively help with bloat, but when bloat does strike, a few jumping jacks or some yoga poses can go a long way. Try Child's Pose, Happy Baby Pose, or squats to help relieve gas buildup quickly. If you're looking for some at-home workout inspo, try Flat Tummy Co's 7 Day Challenge.

Even something as low-key as going for a walk can help your system start to move more regularly while providing relief from gas pressure. If walking or yoga poses are out of the question, give yourself an abdominal massage — one that follows the path of the large intestine is especially helpful.

Prioritize Your Digestive System

Prioritize Your Digestive System

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, traditional medicine uses green tea to treat gas and reduce bloat. Flat Tummy Co's Metabolism Support Iced Tea uses ingredients that are packed with antioxidants — think ginger, green rooibos, and green tea — which contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help you feel less puffy and sluggish.*

With a mild ginger flavor and a hint of citrus, this iced tea makes it a refreshing pick-me-up designed to kick-start your metabolism and digestion.*

Sip Away Discomfort

Sip Away Discomfort

You deserve to feel your very best 24/7, no matter the phase of life you're in — or the phase of the month. Similar to the above teas, Flat Tummy Co's Organic Pregnancy Tea was created specifically for mamas-to-be to help reduce occasional nausea and support digestion.* It's caffeine-free and loaded with all-natural ingredients that are USDA Organic Approved. The taste is super mild, too, as pregnant taste buds are usually ultrasensitive.

Meanwhile, the Menstrual Cycle Tea was made for you to feel your best during that time of the month and to help with everything from cramps to bloating to mood swings.* With an all-natural herb blend designed to help ease cramping and support digestion,* this tea also boasts that it helps support a positive mood. It has a mild apple cinnamon flavor (the cinnamon is mood-boosting!) and contains ingredients like ginger, chamomile, blood orange oil, and fennel seed.

If you're ready to give one of our tips a shot, Flat Tummy Co has 25 percent off sitewide right now.


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary for Flat Tummy Tea.