How to stop wedding day bloating

Bloating can be reduced or eliminated if you understand what causes it and what to avoid.
Feb. 19, 2014 | By: The staff

Let’s face it, your wedding day is the most important day of your life and you certainly don’t want to be bloated! Bloating can be reduced or eliminated if you understand what causes it and avoid the things that can add to this awful phenomenon. The body is made up mostly of water. When you eat or drink certain types of foods and beverages it can add to water weight gain – also known as bloating.

Foods and Drinks to Avoid

It’s best to avoid foods and drinks that are known to increase bloating. Bloating can occur for a day or two after eating these items so be aware of what you’re eating for the few days prior to your wedding.

  • Salty foods
  • Caffeine
  • Gassy foods
  • Alcohol

Salty foods increase thirst and add more water to your diet. Avoid eating overly salty foods for the week prior to your wedding. Some of the most notorious salty foods to avoid include pretzels, nuts, potato chips, and other snack foods. Caffeine and alcohol can both increase water retention. For this reason you’ll want to cut out caffeinated beverages and reduce alcohol intake in the few days before your big day. You’ll also want to avoid eating foods that produce excess gas since these also promote bloating. Some of these foods include Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and green peas to name just a few. Fatty foods should also be avoided.

What to Do to Avoid Bloating
Some foods are naturally cleansing and help to keep the bloating to a minimal. Drink plenty of water every day. It’s also helpful to drink natural juices such as apple, pomegranate, cranberry, and blueberry. These and other juices help to naturally clean out the system and keep it running smoothly. Drinking clear broth is also an option for those who wish to avoid excess bloat. However, make sure that you steer clear of overly processed foods and drinks that are full of salt. While the time before your wedding may feel very celebratory, you’ll want to watch what you eat in the days and weeks prior to your wedding day. It’s also essential that you try to reduce stress. Stress can take its toll on the body and can also be a source of bloating. Plan on taking a day off of wedding planning to visit a spa and have a massage. These activities will help you lower your stress and give your body more protection against bloating. You’ll also want to stay active. Exercising will help your body remove excess water through sweating. Finally, if you are feeling bloated on your wedding day don’t let it bother you – nobody will notice!

The staff.