6 ways to debloat if you have overindulged in eating way too much CNY food
We know you can't resist the good food and if you're too stuffed for that, these are some tips to help ease your belly ASAP.
The first reaction when you see Chinese New Year reunion dinner dishes on the table “Oh, yums~” but right after huge feast, you’ll feel painfully bloated and you hating every food in sight at some point. And that, is a bad sign of overeating! This shitty feeling of your overstuffed stomach is extremely uncomfortable and the only thing that you wish to do is to quell your bloated belly. When you happen to face situation as so, there are the 6 ways you could ease upset stomach ASAP.
1. Drink some tea
That’s a reason why a lot of Asian food is served alongside tea. The therapeutic effect of tea can settle down your mood and help debloat your upset stomach. Try peppermint if you’re a fan of minty beverage as it relaxes the opening between your oesophagus and stomach to allow acid flowing back upward.
Relax! We’re not taking about doing a HIIT workout after eating but a slow stroll when you’re overstuffed yourself can promote digestion. Force yourself to stay upright instead of relocating yourself from the dining table to the nearest couch as quickly as possible (how exhausting!) though if that’s just moving dishes to the kitchen. Lying down straightaway after a meal can cause uncomfortable heartburn when there’s extra pressure on your stomach.
3. Avoid alcohol
CNY is not CNY when there’s no alcohol. The cartons of beers in the kitchen or refrigerator are totally a nightmare especially when you have a bloated stomach. You may think a part of wine or brandy is fine but the sugars in alcohol can be difficult to digest, and beers will definitely make you feel more gassy. Why burden your stomach even more when it’s already suffering?
4. Chug some coffee
If you happen to be a coffee person, a cup of it can actually move your bowels so that you’ll feel less stuffed. But be sure to steer clear of any extremes like drinking too hot, too fast or too much. Be warned that the caffeine’s effects are highly individualized as some might feel worse if they’re sensitive to it.
5. Do some stretches
If the fullness still lingers after about an hour, do some simple twists and stretches. These simple moves can get things moving and support digestion and you probably can have some fun with the kids in the house to get them moving along than snacking or sipping soft drinks, too!
6. Give your stomach a break
After a food coma, freshen up your belly with lemon water in the morning and grant yourself a healthy smoothie. A gentle cleanse can spare your stomach from digesting solid food. Also, make the smoothies on your own so you can pack them with detoxifying ingredients and veggies to add up some nutrients.
Is there any method you have used to debloat your stuffed belly? Share with us!