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5 common foods that cause belly bloat 

Do you ever wake up with a flat tummy only to feel like you can’t button your pants after a meal later in the day?   

There’s a multitude of reasons why your belly may feel inflated and uncomfortable after eating, but one thing’s for sure. You want to get to the bottom of it and avoid any further discomfort.

It can be extremely helpful to keep a food-symptom diary where you keep track of what you’ve eaten and how you feel within 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and a couple of hours after each meal or snack. 

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Questioning if you have food sensitivities? 

If, while I was getting my dietetics degree, you would have told me that I’d be coaching people about food sensitivities, I honestly would have thought you were joking.

When I was in college (and during my medical internship), gluten-free was a thing we only talked about when someone had diagnosed celiac disease. Peanut allergies were definitely on the rise (as were peanut and nut-free schools), and I was under the impression that every American should be consume three servings of milk (cow dairy) per day.


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Why I went dairy-free and what I noticed

Giving up dairy was super hard for me. I grew up drinking full-fat milk and pouring it over my breakfast cereal, and cheese is one of my all-time favorite foods (common for most Midwest folks).  In college, I started noticing stomachaches after drinking milk. Because I was studying nutrition, I figured I had Lactose Intolerance (stomachaches are a common symptom) and stopped drinking milk. Because I wanted to make sure I was still getting my calcium in, I switched to a low-fat yogurt.  I’d even eat three yogurts a day because I wanted to make sure I was getting enough calcium. 

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Beat the Bloat: 5 Foods That Inflate Your Belly

They’re the foods that leave you struggling to fit into clothes that appeared easy enough to put on just this morning!

What is it about certain meals that seems to change our waist measurement almost instantaneously?

There’s a multitude of reasons why your belly may feel inflated and uncomfortable after eating, but one thing’s for sure – you want to get to the bottom of it and avoid any further discomfort.

Check out these top five offenders for belly bloat.


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6 Ways Food Sensitivities Influence Weight Loss

Fifty years ago, food allergies seemed almost non-existent.

In the last few years, however, gluten-free, yeast-free, or nut-free have become commonplace dietary approaches. There are allergen-free cookbooks, peanut-free schools, egg-free cupcakes and so on. 

Unfortunately, it’s not just a fad. By the time you’re done reading this article, someone will have been rushed to the emergency room for an allergic reaction to food. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have increased by 50%, and the numbers are growing. The fair and necessary question arises: what’s going on here?


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6 Tips for Eliminating Gluten

With all the marketing and medical hype around gluten lately, maybe you’re wondering whether it’s time to take the plunge and see what a gluten-free lifestyle might do for you. While it’s unknown just how many people experience gluten sensitivity (in addition to those with actual celiac disease), my clients have overwhelmingly benefited when they dropped gluten from their diets, particularly when weight loss was their central goal. What does it mean to go gluten-free, however? Just how much of our eating is affected, and what are the best strategies for success? Read on for six tips that can help you let go of gluten.


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