It can be incredibly frustrating to be doing everything you can think of to try and get the abs you’ve been looking for. You can be putting in hours at the gym & eating (what you think are) the right foods and still have that pot belly keeping you from feeling your best. It can be enough to make you give up and go back to eating whatever you want, slumped on the settee in front of a Netflix boxset.

But it may well be that you’re living with an undiagnosed condition. You might be living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that impacts the digestive system. Symptoms of IBS include stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and…BLOATING.

It could well be that your bloated stomach is your body’s way of saying that it is intolerant to the foods you’re putting into it.bloated stomach nl 242x300 - The Diet To Deflate Your Bloated Stomach

In your quest for weight loss and better health, its likely you’ve been eating fruit & vegetables like apples, broccoli, cabbage, & pears. Living with IBS, many of the foods you think are healthy are likely irritating your condition, which is causing your bloated stomach. To get rid of the bloated stomach and any other symptoms you’re experiencing, its time to consider an IBS diet.

An IBS diet involves eliminating the foods that are known to aggravate irritable bowel syndrome. Often, an IBS diet means a shift to foods with a low FODMAP profile. FODMAPs are a group of short-chain carbohydrates that, if eaten by someone with an intolerance or IBS, can cause severe digestive distress. In this instance, the digestive process is slowed, which results in more gas being released by enzymatic processes. This gas doesn’t leave the body immediately, which leads to a swollen or bloated stomach. Undertaking an IBS diet low in high FODMAP foods speeds up the digestive process meaning less time for enzymes to be producing these gases.

A switch to a low FODMAP diet can be an intimidating prospect, but there are plenty of foods leftover. That means you can enjoy mealtimes without the uncomfortable symptoms that have been making your life a misery. Low FODMAP foods include carrots, potatoes, meats, fish, gluten-free foods. You can still enjoy all the meals you do on a regular diet and finally get that washboard stomach.

Food intolerance

Before making any dietary changes, you should consider any further food intolerances. To find other foods that may be causing your bloated stomach, you should take an intolerance test. We have a range of tests to suit all budgets.