A Dietitian Shares 3 Ways to Relieve Weekend Bloat (and 2 Tips to Prevent It in the First Place)
So you went a little overboard this weekend — hello chocolate chip pancakes smothered in syrup, pizza with extra cheese, and a little too much wine. Enjoying the delicious foods you don't normally indulge in during the week is a must sometimes, but when your belly isn't used to the richness or the amount, you can end up with a serious case of Monday bloat. It's natural to want to let go on the weekends, but in order to not have to suffer from uncomfortable belly pains and gas, POPSUGAR asked registered dietitian Jackie Ballou Erdos, MS, RD, CDN, owner of Balancing Act Nutrition for some advice.
Jackie explained that "if bloating is more of an ongoing problem, consider seeing a doctor to find out if something else might be going on," such as constipation, IBS, or a food sensitivity to something like dairy, gluten, or sugar. But if your bloating is just from going a bit overboard on the weekend (which is pretty common!), here are the five tips Jackie shared to relieve weekend bloating.