MY TRIED & TRUE DE-BLOATING TIPS
I started Emma Lou because I always struggled with stomach bloat and wasn’t in the market for fat-loss pills, bloating supplements, or a waist trainer to help me combat it. I eat healthy 80% of the time, and workout 5x a week, have no food allergies or sensitivities (that I know of), but for some reason, I’m just super prone to bloating. Luckily, as a previous personal trainer and years of experimenting, I have a few easy tips and tricks for helping stomach bloat.
♡ Glow Band
I thank my lucky stars for the Glow Band. What once started out as a neoprene band in our leggings, now stands as a recycled thermoplastic that has been scientifically proven to help with stomach bloating and water weight. I wear my Glow Band leggings constantly. I don’t even have to be working out and I will wear them, although wearing them to Pilates class always gives me a little more ~glow~ than everyone else. The heat trapping material is so good for targeting your lower tummy and I have seen such a difference in my stomach not only with bloat, but tightness too. Girlies will DM me and say they feel like everything is more regulated and tight down there and I am here for it.
♡ Lemon Water & Peppermint Tea
Lemon water has been used for decades to help aid indigestion, improve skin & detox the body. I always drink lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. I know some people go all out and drink the water warm, but honestly, that just doesn’t appeal to me so I drink it cold or room temperature. And, to make it more fun, I drink it in the cutest handmade heart mug. For nighttime, I found the best tasting Peppermint Tea (imo), and I love that it’s caffeine free too. Peppermint tea is also fantastic for helping de-bloat and aid any stomach indigestion. A huge plus is that is can receive menstrual cramps, and I don’t know about you, but I need all the help I can get in that department. It’s extremely soothing and yummy. Get yours here.
♡ Leisurely Walks
I can’t be the only one who gets restless during the work day. I love working from home, but sometimes it can get super boring. I try to take a 10-15 walk after lunch and unplug for a bit. I noticed that when I get up and walk, stretch, or just stand up and breathe, I feel lighter and tighter. So don’t forget your cute little mid-day walk!
♡ Cat Cow Pose
I LOVE a good cat cow pose any chance I get. This pose is not only great for relaxing tension in the back and neck, but strengthens your spine and stimulates your stomach organs. I do about 5 really deep breathes with these and it helps calm your mind too.
So with these 4 tips, I hope you find one that works for you! (or if you're like me and do all 4). What's your go-to bloating tip?