Eliminating bloating can result in losing inches in many cases, but for most cases a long term solution is required. If you have a specific event you are aiming for, and ONLY for those without underlying health issues, I recommend a 2-week schedule leading up to it with each step being additional to the last:
Step One: measure your vital statistics and note them down. Eliminate all processed sugar from the diet to starve yeasts in the gut which are fermenting the sugar and releasing gas! Start to drink 8 glasses of boiled water daily (allow to cool but drink while warm). These should be taken first thing in the morning upon rising and between meals throughout the day. Before 3pm do 2 workouts each lasting 15 minutes; anything that raises your heart rate and makes you sweat lightly. This step lasts 3 days.
Step Two: cleanse the colon. First thing in the morning, eat nothing, stir 2 heaped teaspoons of Unrefined Sea Salt into 1 litre of boiling water; keep stirring until the salt dissolves; add 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Allow to cool but drink warm and quickly. Lie down on your right side and massage your abdomen, turn over onto your left while continuing to massage. Retain liquid for 20-30 minutes at which point you will need the bathroom urgently. You may need to use the bathroom frequently over the course of the day before the colon is empty.
Step Three: Organic Bone Broth Fasting. On the same day as your colon cleanse, eat no solid foods but drink as much organic bone broth as you desire. This will nourish your cleansed intestines and heal any excess permeability. Continue your exercise and get to bed early.
Step Four: Start Anew. Day 5 eat lightly today, continue to exclude processed sugar, increase your intake of vegetables and proteins. Increase your exercise on a gradient by adding 5 minutes every 2 days to your 15 minute workouts until you are managing 2 workouts of 30 minutes each. Aim for total one hour per day, 4 days per week. Short bursts of intense exercise are easier to maintain, better for your body and hormones, and more fun. Continue until day 14, measure your vital statistics and compare to the start.
By Lisa Borg
In House Nutritional Therapist