Five ways to deflate your bloated tummy

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Kick-start your fitness and diet routine a la Jessy Mendiola, Anne Curtis, and Agot Isidro with celebrity nutritionist Nadine Tengco's new book Sexy at Any Age. Book is available for PHP 295 in all bookstores nationwide.

Hate that bloated tummy feeling especially after a good meal?

Here are a few de-bloating tips suggested by celebrity nutritionist Nadine Tengco in her new book, Sexy at Any Age:

Pace your eating.

Eating too fast can lead to overeating, because you won't have the chance to realize that you're already full.

"Chew well, eat slowly," says Nadine. "You also tend to swallow a lot of air when you chow down your food too fast,"

Temporarily stick to non-bloating vegetables.

There's no arguing that vegetables are good for you, but some contain too much fiber that can cause bloating.

So, for this quick cleanse, temporarily opt for veggies like squash, asparagus, zucchini, and chayote.

While you're at it, make it a point to skip broccoli and cabbage, too.

Don't overload on the salad.

Despite being everyone's go-to diet food, salads aren't very effective for beating bloating.

The excess fiber from the veggies will blow up your tummy, and most salads aren't very filling at all.


Don't overexercise.

You might be tempted to go all out at the gym for a big event, but Nadine discourages it.

"Resting from your usual beast mode routine will bring down hypertrophy, swelling, and inflammatory," she advises.

This doesn't mean that you should stop exercising, though!

Yoga and walking at a leisurely pace are still worthy alternatives.

Cut back on the gluten and dairy.

Most "cheat meals" contain these two ingredients, and should therefore be off-limits for quick results.
So, for a few days, say goodbye to candy, pizza, and your other beloved processed junk food.

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