MORE Tips On How To Reduce Belly Bloat.
We're all girls here and I felt it was time to go back into the archives and update this specific piece. My goal is throw out as much relevant content that can make life or monthly transitions like this just a little bit easier. I know you ladies feel me. There is nothing fun about that frequent and regular monthly occurrence that only us females have to endure. It's that time of month. When we are combating a fast hormonal shift. One, that leave us tired, moody and uncomfortable. Some of us bloat, get constipated, experience back pain or even feel sick. Men if your reading this. I bet your feeling lucky right about now. However, we can be grateful for it's consistency and can plan to reduce some of the discomfort with just a few tips. These tips will help you maintain your focus, reduce bloating and leave you feeling in more control of your hormones.
1. Stick to your workouts. This is a great time to workout, it can relieve pressure. Helping relieve you of those cramps and lower back pain. Plus the more frequent you are with exercise it can help reduce your flow.
2. Exercise can reduce bloating. It's simple really, when we sweat we sweat out water. During our periods we retain water, some as much as 2-7lbs. Drop those pounds and sweat it out ladies.
3. Do HIIT or high intense, functional training. During our periods our estrogen and progesterone drop because of this it allows women to access glycogen easily. The shift makes fuel more accessible during our periods meaning we burn up carbs(sugar) more as our energy source. This allows you to perform better during these workouts because the easy access to sugar, creatine and phosphates.
I GOT MORE
I know so far the tips are all related to exercise but it is such an easy and effective way to counter those annoying symptoms plus you will stay on track for your goals. The exercise will also help you feel good because of the endorphin release, so you may not feel so under the weather when that time comes. BUT THERE IS MORE!
FAT, FLUSH AND DETOX
Still got the cramps and bloating? Been keeping up the workouts? Try these additional tips.
1. Have a bath in Epsom salt. Not other will draw out that retained water but it has a great detoxifying component. Plus, it will help those sore muscles from the workouts you put in this week;)
2. Each potassium rich foods like avocados, apricots and asparagus. They help promote a good balance of fluids.
3. Eat foods that are natural diuretics like celery, lemon water, ginger and garlic. These too can help you ease the bloat during your period.
4. Eat a good ratio of healthy fats on the regular. Eating fats on the regular can really reduce your hormonal symptoms. This is because they keep hormones balanced and help reduce inflammation.
It may be a touchy subject but come on ladies, we all know what it is about. Now, you can find a little comfort in the process. Give the tips a try and let me know in the comments which one is your favourite.