Are you struggling to get a flat stomach? Do the clothes that fit you in the morning feel stretched and tight by evening? Does your tummy feel heavy and bloated even after small meals? Have you tried every pill, potion and diet on the market only to find that despite losing weight your stomach still remains swollen?
IF THE ANSWER TO THESE QUESTIONS IS YES, TAKE COMFORT IN THE FACT YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Abdominal bloating is not simply an inconvenience. For those who suffer from it, it can be extremely distressing and at times incapacitating. Quite often it is not taken seriously by medical professionals and dismissed as something that merely has to be endured rather than treated and cured.
Wanting a flat stomach is not always a simple matter of vanity. Abdominal bloating can be painful and embarrassing. When your stomach is constantly severely bloated it can undermine your confidence as well as your health.
But how often have you spoken to your doctor about your digestive disorders only for it to be diagnosed as just another case of i.b.s (irritable bowel syndrome) and offered no real solution to the problem? And although i.b.s. is an unpleasant condition to live with it is often used as a blanket term to cover every single abdominal problem from constipation to diarrhea, heartburn, wind and flatulence to name but a few.
It must also be pointed out that abdominal bloating can sometimes be a symptom of serious illness, however once this option has been eliminated by the appropriate medical investigations sufferers should consider the possibility that the culprit may lie in the food they are eating.
So where do we start?
In today’s hectic world few of us have the time to devote to creating the plain wholesome food enjoyed by our predecessors. We have come to rely on ready prepared meals and seasonings to provide our dietary needs. Unfortunately along with the ever growing list of convenience foods is the endless array of additives contained within the package. Much has already been written about additives, e-numbers etc and their effects on our health and it is not the purpose of this site to investigate other problems or symptoms which may be related to them. The sole problem we are concerned with here is bloating and the possible causes of it.
For although in many people abdominal bloating and not having a flat stomach will be regarded as nothing more than an annoying inconvenience, rather like waking up with a nasty spot on your face on the day of an important interview for example. For others it can be far more worrying. The abdomen may be completely flat first thing in the morning only to become hugely distended throughout the course of the day. Some sufferers complain of looking pregnant by the evening and are often troubled by crippling painful cramps.
So what is the answer?
Well in most cases, just a few basic modifications to the diet are all that is required to get a flat stomach. Of course most of us are already aware that certain types of food are known to cause excess gas, for example: onions; broccoli; cabbage and beans etc but how often have you avoided these foods and still found your stomach swelling and your clothes pulling uncomfortably tight? You may have also tried other popular remedies such as peppermint tea and charcoal tablets which may help to ease the cramps but somehow never seem able to get to the root of the problem. So that leads us to the question about other possible causes of abdominal bloating and particularly the role of additives in our food.
But why should additives cause bloating?
Quite possibly because our systems are simply getting overloaded by them. Unlike the diets followed by our parents and grandparents, convenience foods play an enormous role in the lifestyle of today’s generation. In years gone by meals were far simpler and usually prepared using fresh produce.
Nowadays we are more likely to buy a pack of ready battered fish rather than whisking together the ingredients to make our own. Spaghetti Bolognese will probably be made with the assistance of a packet or jar of ready prepared sauce instead of blending the herbs ourselves. Even salads can be bought pre-packed with little sachets of dressings included. The corner shops and market places that were so prevalent a few decades ago have been overtaken by super stores with a massive range of mouth watering convenience food and drinks. It’s no wonder our meal choices have changed completely. So it’s probably fair to say that it isn’t necessarily the additives themselves which are the problem, it is the sheer quantity in which they are consumed that often causes the symptoms. You could therefore argue that to prevent abdominal bloating all you need to do is follow a strict diet using only natural ingredients. That may well work for you, however in reality it would probably make more sense not to reject all convenience foods altogether. Not only would that be impractical for many people, in most cases it is also unnecessary. As far as abdominal bloating is concerned we need only control the ingredient that causes the problem.
So how do we know which ingredient causes bloating?
Quite simply by a process of elimination.
The Flat Stomach Diet is a tried and tested plan that has been proven to reduce abdominal bloating by literally removing ONE SINGLE INGREDIENT from the diet. You can expect to see results in as little as 3-5 days and once you have learned how to control your intake of this ingredient you will be able to control your bloating PERMANENTLY and completely naturally without the use of drugs or any other type of medication.