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5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Bloat

Chrissy DeBartolo
By Chrissy DeBartolo - October 20, 2017

Holiday meal bloat.

It doesn’t make for a very Happy New Year, does it?

Indulging even a slight amount can leave you feeling bloated, gassy, full and icky for days after your feast.

What can you do to swing back after the holidays without depriving yourself of delicious foods and drinks?

The good news is that you CAN indulge this holiday season without the discomfort and weight that accompanies days (or even weeks!) of holiday feasting.

Here are our 5 BEST tips to have you feeling sexy and slim by the New Year…

 

Vegetables

1.  Don’t Ditch Your Veggies

I like to start my day with a specialg green smoothie that I make with spinach, flaxseeds, WuLong Slimming Tea, ice, and vanilla protein powder.  It tastes great, only takes a few seconds to make and it gives me a digestive upper hand for the rest of the day.

You can also focus on having your plate MOSTLY filled with vegetables at your next holiday gathering.  I try to have 60-75% vegetables with every meal.  The rest of my meal is generally protein… and I try to avoid starches when possible!

A half-cup serving of cooked carrots delivers the same nutrition as one cup raw, but it takes up less belt-bloating room in your GI tract. Keep that in mind during your next meal.

 

 

Fruit Salad

2.  DITCH The Healthy Dessert?!

You may think that fruit salad for dessert is healthy.  Hey, I’ve been making fruit salads as the ‘healthy’ alternative for years!

But, in fact, fruit salad moves so quickly through your body that it creates a sort of ‘traffic jam’ in your intestines creating gas, fermentation and bloating.

What’s more – it prevents you from absorbing all the nutrients from that delicious salad or turkey you ate!

If you’re looking to prevent bloating, go ahead and have some chocolate for dessert after a big meal – just make sure it’s quality, 70% or more cacao without the added sugar and dairy!

 

 

3.  Don’t Taste Everything At Once

Animal foods take approximately 4-5 hours to leave the stomach, while starches take 3-4 hours.

What does this mean?

Well, different foods require different enzymes to break them down.

If you eat, say, a turkey sandwich or meatloaf with potatoes, you’ve now made the time it takes to digest these foods 7-9 hours; as opposed to if you didn’t have so many different digestion-intensive foods in your belly.

I fight the digestive lag time by choosing the foods I want most.  At my parent's house – it’s my mom's homemade rolls.  But I won’t eat half a pork shoulder with it.  I’ll choose to stick to vegetables with the bread.  Same with meat.  If you eat a hearty portion of meat, combine that with vegetables as opposed to starches like bread or potatoes.

This will give you a huge advantage in terms of nutrient absorption, digestion and a flat belly!

 

 4. Create Boundaries

dreamstime_xl_40974606.jpgIf you absolutely must have refined sugars or processed foods with your meal, you’re probably going to suffer from bloating.

My suggestion is to eat these foods with extreme moderation.

I just can’t pass up my Grandma’s homemade peppermint bark… but I shave it into small pieces over coconut ice cream instead of eating massive quantities of the sugar-laden bark.

Pick your favorite indulgent holiday treat and savor every bite, but just remember to stop there. 

I know the temptation is huge when there is a table full of desserts just calling out your name, but picking the best one and enjoying it is way better than stuffing yourself with a few so-so treats.

5.  Hydrate with THIS Fat-Burning Drink

Hydration will help you a TON at fighting holiday bloating.

When you're not drinking enough fluids, your body retains water to prevent dehydration.

So sipping nature's beverage can actually reduce water retention. Drinking water and Oolong Tea also prevents constipation, which is another cause of a bloated belly. 

Every morning you should start your day with a delicious cup of WuLong Slimming Tea.

It will boost your metabolism, digestion and help you regulate insulin spikes when you do eat.

When you drink WuLong before your holiday meal, it will help you make smarter food choices… and it will even help you feel MORE full and satiated from the foods you do eat!

What’s more, each cup of WuLong helps you burn HUNDREDS more calories every single day.

What are some ways you beat the holiday bloat? Let me know in the comments below! 

Yours in Health & Happiness,

Chrissy

 

P.S.

With the New Year just around the corner, have you thought of what your resolution will be this year?

Will it be to lose those last 10 pounds? To eat healthier? To exercise more? To quit smoking? To quit drinking soda? To make more money? To give more? To let go of the little things? To spend more time with family? To travel more?

There are so many options to choose from! Obviously anything that has to do with bettering yourself is a plus and so is doing something great for your family.

Do you know the one thing that will benefit you AND your family?

Keeping everyone healthy and happy with Oolong TEA!

How is this possible? Just think about it for a minute. 

When you are healthy and feeling great you are able to spend more quality time with family and friends, have time to do the things you love to do and are overall happier with life! 

No longer will you be bogged down by sickness, extra weight, or stress. Oolong tea will help will all of that! 

Oolong tea boosts your immune system to fight off those nasty viruses going around this time of year, it helps to increase your metabolism to burn more calories, plus it curbs those nasty sugar cravings that can get us into so much trouble this time of year. Oolong Tea helps to keep you from feeling too overwhelmed by keeping your mind sharp and alert so you don't feel like a zombie going through the day.

Don't take our word for it, though. Try it for yourself and see why so many people love our 100% Pure, Premium Oolong Tea!

Share it with a friend or family member so everyone can benefit from this amazing tea in the New Year! 

What do you have to lose?

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