Feeling Fat? These Tips Might Help Instantly
By Genevieve Cunningham
There's no worse feeling than that of your jeans cutting into your stomach. We all know that dreadful sensation of feeling a little bit chubby. It's unpleasant, to say the very least. And while this sometimes means that we really have put on a few extra pounds, many times it actually means that we're simply bloated. The unfortunate part about that bloated feeling is that it can make us feel drab, uncomfortable, and much bigger than we really are. But what can we do about it? If you're ready to beat the bloat and feel good in your own skin all the time, take a look at these tips for instantly transforming your body and mood.
Change Your Clothes
Depending on the time of day, what you've consumed, and other factors, your body may be a few pounds heavier due to water weight. If this is you, just change your clothes. Clothes that are too restrictive make us feel fat no matter what. If you're having one of those days, don't choose the clothes that are likely to restrict your thigh or stomach area. Get comfortable! Clothes that are comfortable can make you feel more confident in your body and less bloated and uncomfortable.
Get Some Exercise
If you have the time, go break a sweat. In some cases, this can actually eliminate the bloat. Exercise forces your body to rid itself of water, and it may also move digestion, which can get rid of some of that bloated feeling. At first, you might feel worse, but stick with it. By the time your exercise routine is over, you're likely to feel strong, capable, and much more comfortable in your own skin.
Drink Cranberry Juice
Yes, it's super tart and not likely on anyone's favorites list. But cranberry juice -- the real kind without added sugar -- is good for cleansing the body of excess toxins. It aids the kidneys and can even help ward off kidney and bladder infections. Some people swear that regular consumption of cranberry juice is their secret weapon to keeping the bloat away.
It's OK to feel a little bigger sometimes. But it's also OK to want to rid your body of that feeling. Use these tips to beat the bloat, get rid of that puffy feeling, and feel good in your own skin. The better you feel, the better your life. So get to feeling like yourself for a healthier, happier life starting today.
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