I Feel Less Bloated because of These 5 Things


Let’s face it, it’s summer and we all want to look “bikini ready”. Am I right? Let’s associate “bikini ready” not particularly as swimsuit prepared but more so being comfortable in the skin you’re in, whether you have a muffin top or tone abs. Summer means wearing bare-all tops but whether you have a 6 pack or a soft belly showing your tummy can be a bummer if you feel bloated.

Feeling bloated slows you down, makes you tired, look like you gained 5 pounds after one meal and adds a dark cloud over wearing your favorite outfit. So, I wanna share with you the five things I started doing to repair my gut.

I’m a HUGE foodie, I don’t work out, nor do I have a flat stomach but these 5 tips help control my gut health.

Being a southern girl from Texas, it’s inevitable to avoid fried catfish, buttermilk fried chicken, spicy jambalaya, brisket Texas-sized nachos, country fried steak  with gravy and any other high caloric dish.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my Texan-southern meals but if you’re trying to eat healthy, lose weight or stay fit, this style of cuisine will take a toll on you, especially eaten ALL the time.

If you enjoy indulgent meals every now and then, how do you avoid that bloated feeling but still revel in those comfort meals?

Let me start by saying, I’m not a nutritionist just giving you tips based on my experience. Please consult your doctor if you are having serious discomfort or need more information about what proper action to take for a healthy gut.

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Water Intake

Drinking water is the quickest and easiest way to detoxify your body. Increasing my water has helped tons, aiding in flushing out the toxins and limited snacking throughout the day. My mother told me to drink ice water because it speeds up your metabolism and helps burn fat. Listen to your mom:) Another benefit from water is eliminating the excess salt and sugar, which makes you bloated and stores in your body as fat.

Green Tea

The antioxidants in green tea produce fat loss and lower blood sugar. I drink a cup everyday for one week per month or I’ll have a cup two hours before I eat certain meals. I use this method in moderation because too much green tea for me leads to constipation.


I try to eat yogurt daily but on some days I take probiotics. When I was on antibiotics from my dermatologist, the pills through my whole system off by snatching not only the bad bacteria but the good stuff too. Probiotics balances my gut, making it more healthy by adding back the good bacteria.

Repairing your gut not only makes your stomach regular but helps eliminate bacteria, which can possibly cause acne.


Since I don’t work out, it’s important for me to get my body moving by going on walks or vacuuming the house. At grocery stores, I park in the farthest space of the lot or walk the mall for a couple of hours. Exercise keeps EVERYTHING flowing.

Fruits and Veggies

I still eat my southern-style dishes but just less and with more veggies. Fruits are great for breakfast, adding necessary energy for the day and cool for a snack or sweet treat. Eating a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables gives your body the right nutrients and vitamins to aid in proper digestion.

Drinking water is the quickest and easiest way to detoxify your body.

Although these tips are pretty simple, sometimes they get lost in the social atmosphere or even daily routines. You get so busy you just don’t have time to drink a gallon of water or you’re at a party, which only serves Doritos, chicken wings, jalapeno queso-chorizo dip and no veggies. Hey, life happens but we are suppose to enjoy it so I hope these quick tips bring some peace to your minds along your journey of health and wellness.

What tips do you do to control that icky bloated feeling?

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. This is honestly so good to know! I have not felt the best lately and now that i know these tips, i can improve!

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    1. justnatonya says:

      I’m so glad this post brought you some relief Corinne. Makes my day to know I influenced and inspired someone for the better! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  2. lhope884 says:

    This post is really helpful. I definitely drink a lot more water these days but could increase the amount of green tea and yoghurt I drink. I usually exercise regularly but this past week I’ve unfortunately had to rest permanently due to a torn calf muscle. So my warning to people who do go to the gym is don’t overdo it! I can walk around for hours in shopping malls – even if I end up buying nothing! You look great btw! Great post.
    Luce xo

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    1. justnatonya says:

      First off, I’m sorry Lucy you hurt your calf, that sucks. I remember those days back when I dance the couple of times i sprung my ankle. A torn calf sounds painful. Get well soon. I absolutely think you will see benefits from drinking green tea and eating yogurt. If you get tired of eating yogurt, then take a probiotic it has the same effect. Thanks for commenting 🙂


  3. It’s so true about the water intake! It really helps fill you up! I’ll have to try the probiotics too!

    Rhianna x

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Hi Rhianna! Yes, take probiotics because they certainly balance the gut by adding the good bacteria into your system, which helps reduces bloating! Thanks for commenting 🙂


      1. Such a good tip! Will defo be investing! Thanks Natonya! 😘


  4. I swear by green tea honestly to help reduce bloating! That and ginger tea are my go to after a big meal. xoxox

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Hey Belle, I will need to check out ginger tea! Sounds like a treat. Thanks for commenting 🙂


  5. sara says:

    Thanks for the tips! Drinking water is always my number one thing!

    Sara | http://www.copperandsun.co.uk

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    1. justnatonya says:

      I agree Sara! Water is definitely the quickest solution! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  6. Bexa says:

    These are fantastic tips! I used to get really bloated too and was amazed that drinking water actually reduced it. I thought it would make it worse. Great suggestion with the probiotic yoghurt and getting exercise, those really help too! Thanks for sharing your tips Natonya 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks for commenting Bexa, I always enjoy you stopping by my blog 🙂 Yea, I thought the same thing too because of the whole water weight issue, I was so wrong! Water is definitely the quickest solution for bloating!

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  7. Andrea M says:

    These are some great tips! I get bloated quite a lot and I’ve heard great things about green tea, so I definitely need to try it! Definitely agree about drinking water, I’m trying to drink as much as I can over summer to help with my skin as well! Xx

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    1. justnatonya says:

      I know right! Water certainly works wonders for the body, it’s a multi-purpose solution! Thanks for reading Andrea! 🙂


  8. sharnahsblog says:

    I hate that icky bloated feeling, especially when it is before I go on a night out and my dress goes far too tight around the belly area haha! Everybody gets blotted so this blog post is really helpful! Eating more fruits and veggies is such a beneficial thing to do too! xx

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    1. justnatonya says:

      I so relate, it always seems when I’m headed out the door to do something fun my stomach bloats. haha! Thanks for commenting, glad you could relate Sharnah! ❤


  9. katedaysaweek says:

    You look fantastic, Natonya. Thanks for the tips.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thank you so much!!

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