I've ready in a couple of the discussions about some of us getting bloated during the day. I also have this problem. By the afternoon, it looks like I have a little pregnancy pooch. It's really frustrating, especially since I've worked so hard for my abs, but am still too self-conscious about wearing a tight shirt (due to impending bloat). I can't really figure out what's causing the bloat. My sodium intake is very low, and I don't consume dairy (lactose intolerant). I generally just eat a lot of brown rice/lentils/barley, beans, veggies. My bloating problem did not start until maybe about a year ago (maybe two years ago?). It became very noticeable to me now because I had lost about 10 lbs and have toned up my abs a considerable amount. It's so disheartening to see difference in my abs from morning to night. I have a couple of questions. Is it possible that soy can be causing the bloat? I do consume a fair amount of soy each day. And, my main question is if anyone knows of any natural remedies to get rid of the bloat (besides just sleeping it off during the night)? Is there anything I can eat/drink etc that will help? I've heard about certain teas that might help.
I just ate lunch and realized something. Have you tried fennel seed? I chew on it after I eat for fresh breath. I think it's also good for digestion and bloating. My best friend from India turned me on to it. IF it's caused by digestions, peppermint or ginger tea could help.
Try adding more fiber to your diet. That helped me out immensely. I use this stuff, Invisifiber, (GNC) and its a powder you can put in hot and cold drinks, or even in your food. I swear by it. It flattens my tummy out, just in case I do eat something I am sensitive to.
I am having this problem too..I eat very healthy but the past few months feel very bloated.
It's very disturbing to me now since I feel this way even if i don't eat for the whole day. I have not gained any weight but my clothes are tight. Some say its your metabolism changing and weight shifting as you get older. Could this be a fact?
What really helps me is the (ayurvedic) remedy of chewing on cardamom seeds immediately after my meal, or adding them to a drink. Not delicious, but oh so worth it. And chewing your food properly also helps.
It could also possibly be a fructose intolerance (the natural sugar found in lots of fruits/veg). Of course that doesn't mean that ALL fruit and veg would be a problem (its only an issue when the ratio of fructose and glucose are out of wack), but it's worth getting checked for!