Beat the bloat while still having a good time this Christmas 🎄
Our top five tips on how to beat the bloat, while still having a good time!
1. If you're not sure what food will be at event, eat before or bring snacks
Of course when it comes to family dinners, it might be more likely that you'll find something especially for you, but with work and social events, it might just be that your dietary requirements have been overlooked, in which case it's always good to come bearing snacks!
Or to take the worry out of what's on offer, eat before attending the event, so you can focus on mingling, and you won't need to keep eyeing that cheese pizza you know won't be good for your lactose allergy or something else that might cause a flare up...
2. Chew food properly
For our digestive system to work properly, chewing is a must. I know it's easy to forget to chew when you're chatting up a friend and just want to finish your food quickly, but trust me, your gut will thank you later!
Research suggests that you should chew your food up to 30 times before swallowing, but with softer foods you can get away with 10.
Chewing ensures that food gets digested correctly, and this prevents bloating. Beat that bloat one bite at a time!
3. Don't forget to hydrate with plenty of water!
I know it's easy to forget to hydrate when you're jumping in between conversations at a party, or too enamoured by all the festive chocolates, but it's so important to keep drinking that water, your gut will thank you for it!
Water also can help keep hangovers at bay!
One way to ensure you get your recommended daily intake of water, is to have a timed reminder on your phone, or keep a big water bottle with you everywhere you go.
That might not be easy at an event so at the very least, make your first and last drink at the event a water - you won't regret it!
4. Relax and enjoy it - if you're concerned or feel guilty then it's not worth it!
We just want to stress the importance of listening to your body.
And if your body is overly stressed, let yourself relax and just enjoy the holiday season!
If you plan to indulge in all the lovely things on offer, there's no point feeling guilt - if you're gonna do it, enjoy it.
Top up your good gut choices as much as you can, and then when you want to enjoy some treats, you have enough credit in the 'gut health bank' that you don't regret it!
5. Take your Gut Wealth sachets
And lastly, stay consistent with your Gut Wealth sachets - so you know you've made an early good gut choice to prevent the dreaded the bloat, and easing abdominal discomfort, while also helping with your bowel regularity.
You know they're an all-rounder for digestive wellness but it's easy to forget your routine at this time of year.
And there we have it, our top 5 tips to make sure you feel great throughout the festive season and have a great time.
Happy holidays everyone - enjoy!
Sarah from Team Gutsy