Waistband digging into your sides? Stomach weirdly hard when you poke it, but your body fat percentage definitely isn’t low enough to have abs? Normal from the front, but twice as wide from the side view?
Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Nah—you’re just bloated.
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It can be a part-time job trying to keep excess gas and or water from accumulating in your body (cute), but fitting into your trousers and feeling Bella Hadid-ish make the food-consciousness and timing-your-water-breaks all worth it. (Take it from a girl who’s got such a hair-trigger digestive system that a pair of vintage bell bottoms can fit one day and become a size too big the next. True story.) Here, five behaviours that are sneakily inflating you like so many Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons.
1. You’re chewing gum
2. You’re not drinking enough water
Sodium ➡️ water retention ➡️ you gotta drink *more* water to flush everything out. Counterintuitive, but what *can’t* surgically attaching a S’well bottle to your hand fix?
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3. You’re not mindful about *when* you’re drinking water
4. You’re eating the wrong kind of fruits and vegetables
Gluten and dairy = puff for some people, but did you know PLUMS (the sugar alcohol thing again) can do the same? Also on the no-fly list: cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, *raw* vegetables (cooking breaks down some of the tougher fibers), and legumes (the schoolyard ditty was true—it’s all true).
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5. You’re using a straw
Meaning you’re ingesting air with every gulp of iced almond latte, so perhaps save for when you’ve got to keep 20 minutes of brushwork intact.
From: Marie Claire US