Is It Possible to Change Your Habits?

lifestyleIf you have been following me for a while you may know that I have a healthy interest in Psychology, Behaviour change & Mindset Coaching.

in fact, I have been working with many of my clients both on & offline using mindset coaching for quite a while now, and I have seen some incredible results from both them, and myself.

It’s quite incredible how strongly mindset affects your actions and decisions.

In February of this year I held a free workshop and spoke to a room full of women who wanted to transform their habits, change their mindset and ultimately improve their health, fitness, body and life.

Here is what I told them: Get your pens & Paper ready!

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You can now learn how to apply the mindset coaching online. 

The world is Technology mad, and everything is available Online these days, and that includes my awesome Mindset Course.
You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

Click Below to Find out more

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If you would like more help with transforming your body, then please visit either http://www.lmfitness.info or http://www.thebodyboutique.club and claim your free Breakthrough Call, so we can start to work through what may be holding you back, what your personal goals are and what actions you may need to take in order to start seeing the results that you desire.

Why Motivation Isn’t Enough

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Motivation…. we all have it and we all lose it. But why?

Why do we lose the motivation to achieve the results that we want? The body that we want? The Life that we want?

If you are losing motivation and failing to achieve your transformation results, this video may explain why.

You see, we need to be more about “ME” and less about “them”. It really is time to start thinking about yourself, doing things for the reasons that you want to do them and above all, doing them because they mean something to you!

The world is Technology mad, and everything is available Online these days, and that includes my awesome Mindset Course.
You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

Click Below to Find out more

https://lm-fitness.thinkific.com/courses/The-Successful-Mindset

If you are struggling with your own results and would like more help with transforming your body, then please visit either http://www.lmfitness.info or http://www.thebodyboutique.club and claim your FREE Breakthrough Call, so we can start to work through what may be holding you back, what your personal goals are and what actions you may need to take in order to start seeing the results that you desire. 

Are Your Goals Even Yours? 

Since spending time with some of the UKs very best Transformation Coaches in London, I have come to understand a lot more about the psychology of behaviour change.

Psychology has always been something that I have found particularly interesting, and I have continued to study the topic in many different ways. NeuroPlasticity being one of them!

And this was when I came up with the concept that people’s “goals” may not even be based on who they are and what they want.

Stay with me here, it’s going to take some explaining!

I recently read a book by the late Alan Watts, which discussed how “genuine” or “natural” we are. In his lectures he suggested that the moment that we are born and for just a short time after, we are at our most genuine.

This could be the only moment in our lifetime that we are free from opinion, influence or perception.

From that moment on, every person and everything that we encounter, bears an influence on us that, over time, forms the person that you are today.

From what foods you like and eat, what to shows you watch or sports teams you support.

But these influences are not necessarily a true reflection of who we are, we just slot in where we fit.

Over the past few months I have been coaching some amazing ladies through their transformations and at the first coaching call I asked them all the same question “Who Are You?”

The answers didn’t really have any passion, conviction or believable feeling attached. In fact, most initially answered with their name… that’s not what I wanted to know, otherwise I would have asked “what is your name?”

So we went through a series of exercises to establish some good old fashioned truths,  and we dug deeper into their thoughts, wishes and inspirations.

Once we had completed all of these exercises, I went back and asked them the same question, “Who Are You?”, and the answers were totally different. I then went on to ask them what they wanted to achieve in their transformations and their goals had totally changed from what they had said originally as well.

This wasn’t a one off experience, it’s happened numerous times with clients all over the UK and in other countries as well.

What I now believe is that their original goal was not in fact their own, but a combination of what they thought they should be, mixed up with what they thought others wanted, or expected them to be.

And this would explain why so many people fail to achieve their final desired goal, because it simply doesn’t hold any importance to them!

So, I challenge you to to think about this, and think about whether your goals are your own, or a manifestation of all of the influences that you have experienced throughout your life time!

What do you truly want most in life???

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CAN I HELP YOU ACHIEVE MORE?

The world is Technology mad, and everything is available Online these days, and that includes my awesome Mindset Course.
You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

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https://lm-fitness.thinkific.com/courses/The-Successful-Mindset

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Comment below or email me (lesey@lmfitness.info) if you have a question, want some help or if you would like to find out more about my online lifestyle coaching services. 

 

 

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Train your Brain to Crave Healthier Foods

NUTRITION logo copyYou may have heard me bleating on about mindset and understanding how you think recently on my Social Media posts, and this is because using your brain as the biggest and most powerful tool for weight loss could be the difference in achieving your goals or not.

So can you train your brain to crave healthier foods? Sure you can, with a little practise and listening to your body, anything is possible!

For some people, eating healthy is a laborious task, and leave them feeling as though they are depriving themselves of all those deliciously naughty and unhealthy snacks, treats and take aways. Truth is, there is no deprivation in healthy eating… but lots in unhealthy eating.

Mindless eating of high sugar, high calorie nibbles and meals could be down to your brain… yep…. the brain!

It’s normally thanks to a designed habit that you have formed over time, something that you treat as a go to simple choice. It takes NO thought, NO time and NO effort to do this… because it is a habit. When you create a Habit, it creates a pathway in your brain. Neurons fire every time you happy or unhappy chemicals are released, creating this pathway that leads to, and wires you to repeat behaviours that felt good in the past. These pathways start to form when you are a child, and continue to form throughout your life.

The problem is, what once felt good, may not feel so good now that you are older, wider and needing to shed a few pounds.

There is some good news though… It is possible to “rewire” the brain, deleting old pathways and creating new ones. YES!

You need to understand that doing something once, isn’t going to create a new pathways, you need to repeat it over, and over, and over, and over again. Building a bridge between neurons until the pathways is built and strong enough to become a natural action… a habit.

Have you ever swapped sugar for sweetener? It didn’t come naturally to start with, but over time, it got easier and easier to use the alternative sweetener didn’t it… until now, it is just the norm. Thats because your repeated this over & over until the bridge was built and the pathway was there. Now it required No thought!

So how can we train the brain to Crave healthier food?

REPETITION!

The process works the same as anything else! Doing the same thing again and again.

Here are my top tips for rewiring your food craving Neurons:

  • Keep healthy food available to hand. Use things like nuts, fruit, chopped veg or healthy alternative home made oat cookies to avoid the temptation of eating something that will not support your goals. My personal favourite is my nut box, which has a range of different nuts & dried fruits available at all times.
  • Mindful Eating is an action where you take your time eating, you chew your food slower, taste the foods and actually aid the digestion of your food as well. Many people rush their food, don’t chew as much as they should and certainly do not savoury flavour. This is partly due to eating processed junk for so long, there is little flavour there to actually savour, but with a healthy diet… ooooh the tastebuds are having a party!
  • Present your food well, making food look nice gives your brain the idea of something more exciting. This is why posh nosh in restaurants is all dressed up, despite there not being much on the plate. Pretty food is a feast for the brain & belly!
  • Add variety… When you eat a healthier more nutritious diet, you actually open up so much variety. Variety is the spice of life, and this saying didn’t come around from jokers… Adding variety gives your brain something toward on, and experience. And that experience starts to form a new pathway!
  • Visualisation… not only do you want to see your goals, but you want to feel the as well. Being able to relate to your goal in an emotional way is far stronger than any motivational meme you will see on Instagram. Your goal needs to link to you emotionally in order for you to DRIVE towards and be inspired to achieve it!

 

Give these tips a try & start to make mindset changes that will shape you and your future!

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The world is Technology mad, and everything is available Online these days, and that includes my awesome Mindset Course.
You can joint The Successful Mindset Online Course TODAY and start applying the techniques to totally transform your life and lifestyle.

Here’s a bit more information:

What could you apply the Successful Mindset to?

I have been applying Mindset changes to both myself and my clients for some time now and seen a dramatic improvement in their results. Not only in health, fitness and weight loss, but lifestyle and behaviours that genuinely impact their lives.

I have created The Successful Mindset Online course so that people can learn how to apply the techniques, understand why they do what they do and find out how to inspire great changes in their actions and behaviours.

Although this particular course has been created to inspire transformations of the body, it can be adapted to suit just about any area of your life, from business, finances, relationships, careers, hobbies and so much more.

Find out more about the course and enrol today. You will have immediate access to the content, which includes written lessons, videos, audio downloads and activities to help you each and every step of the way.

What could you improve?

Click Below to Find out more

https://lm-fitness.thinkific.com/courses/The-Successful-Mindset

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Can Exercise Improve Sex?

lifestyleEXERCISE logo copy 2Sex, it may be a taboo subject to some or a little embarrassing for others, but the long and short of it is…. we all do it!

Some of us love it and do it a lot, some of us are just not bothered.

Now, I am not going to profess to being the worlds best romper, or some kind of love doctor, but what I can tell you is that exercise CAN improve your sex life… go on, read on!

I am not going to delve into different positions or oral techniques here, this is just going to be about exercise boosting and improving your life between the sheets… and I know from listening to clients stories that many women head through life bored in bed…. (being a personal trainer is a lot like being a hairdresser, we get all the details😋).

Let’s just keep this short & simple, and say that long and slow all night isn’t really what we want, but neither is the “2 pump shuffle” (I seriously hope I don’t have to explain that term?)!

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If you suffer with a low sex drive, then exercise isn’t necessarily going to improve that, although having increased energy may give you the oomph that you need to bump uglies after a long day at work.

Some things that can affect and reduce your libido include:

  • Stress, Anxiety & Depression
  • Underlying Health Issues
  • Exhaustion, Fatigue & General Tiredness
  • Age and the dreaded Menopause
  • Alcohol or Drug abuse
  • Medication and Contraception
  • Relationship Problems
  • Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

If you feel that one of these issues is causing your sex life to take a down turn, then you can seek help from your GP or a Sex Counsellor (yep, there is such a thing). If all of this is good, then maybe you just need to find something to “spark” the fire between your thighs!

And this is where exercise may be able to help you. Increasing your fitness & strength means greater blood flow, greater stamina, greater flexibility and greater confidence, and this goes for the boys too!

Being Body Confident is always going to improve your desire to get naked in front of someone of the opposite sex, or even the same sex. But being confident about what your body can do…. well, that increases your “get up and go” even more.

Exercise, just like sex, releases endorphins, the feel good hormone. And just for the record, headaches are no longer a viable excuse to avoid sex! Endorphins will in fact mute any headache as well as, if not better than any OTC painkiller. So… next time you have a headache, jump in to a workout or the sack!

The main complaint that I hear from women is flexibility! There is nothing worse than muscle tension or pain when you are trying to be all sexy & amorous. So you need to work on the flexibility of your hip flexors and hamstrings.Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 07.58.49.png

Then there is thrust, and here it is all about your legs, butt and abdominals… and how long you want to go at it for, comes down to your cardiovascular fitness.

In the most part, a lot of your sexual fitness can be achieved from classes like Yoga and Pilates, where there is a great deal of focus on your pelvic floor and core muscles. Having the ability to contract and release your PF (pelvic floor), is going to have a great impact on how good (or bad) your sex is.

Your PF is especially important if you have had children, and participating in Kegel exercises before and after childbirth could give you a huge advantage (your midwife should advise you on these, if not ASK!).

So, having a sexually fit Foo-foo, is definitely going to increase both your pleasure… and his! Win-win!

Check out the SexFit Workout below

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As with any workout, make sure that you are warmed up and your body is ready to exercise. The last thing we want is a pulled muscle that is going to stop you from putting in the effort in bed!

#1  Bridge

Laying on your back with your knees bent and your feet tucked up as close to your bottom as you can, inhale and tilt the pelvis towards the ceiling. As you exhale, roll the spine upwards off of the floor. As you do this, think about tightening your pelvic floor as if you are trying to stop yourself from urinating. Similarly, tighten your abdominal muscles just a little bit and keep them braced. Inhale at the top of the move, and exhale as you roll the spine back to the floor. Keep your knees stable through the move, you can hold a football between the legs to help with this. Repeat this move 10-12 times

#2  Roll Up

Starting from the floor with your body stretched out, arms over the head on the floor. Brace the abdominals and pelvis floor. As you exhale, float the arms up towards the ceiling, and as they come level to your chest and shoulders start to roll yourself up to seated. Keep the movement going as you lean forward to stretch the back and hamstrings, stretching the fingers towards the toes. Exhale as you roll down in a controlled movement back to the floor and repeat. Try not to allow the use of any momentum during the move, slow and controlled is key. Perform 8-10 repetitions.

#3  Clam

Lay on your side with both knees bent. Keeping your abs and PF braced as before, and your feet together resting on the floor, one on top of the other. Exhale and open the hip by lifting the top knee upwards. Inhale at the top of the movement and then exhale and you lower the knees back together. Make sure that you keep both feet touching, and try not to roll back onto your bottom. You can keep your hand on the floor to stabilise yourself throughout the move. Repeat 10-12 times on each leg.

#4  Cat Stretch

Kneeling on all fours, brace the deep abdominals and PF and exhale as you arch your spine towards the ceiling. Imagine an elastic band from your forehead to your pubic bone, trying to pull your head and hips under and towards each other. As you do this contract the tummy muscles a little, pulling your navel upwards towards your spine. As you exhale, reverse the arch, taking the spine down and the head and hips upwards. Move with each exhalation and repeat 8-10 times.

#5  Boat Pose

Sit with your knees bent in front of you, and lean your torso back to a 45° angle, brace your core muscles and keep your back secure, long and protected. Exhale and lift both feet up off of the floor, keeping the knees bent. Hold your balance on the sit bones. You can advance this move by straightening the legs out or by taking your arms up above your head or out the sides, or even alternating between the two. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds.

Now it is time to take it up a level, and for this you will need a kettle-bell. 

#6  Double Arm Swing

Stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder width, holding the kettle-bell with both hands in front of you. As you exhale swing the kettle-bell up in front, bringing it just a little higher than your eye level. Brace the abdominals and glutes, and allow the bell to swing down, under and between your legs, keeping your core braced, swing the bell back up. As you do this, clench the butt and push deep into your heels, thrusting the pelvis slightly to push the bell upwards. Repeat two sets of this exercise and complete as many reps as you can in 30 seconds.

#7  Romanian Deadlift

Bring your feet in to hip width apart, keeping the kettle-bell held in both hands in front of you. Exhale, and keeping the legs straight lower your torso forwards and take the kettle-bell towards the floor. Brace your abs as you do this to protect your spine. Keep the abs braced as you exhale and draw your torso back up tall. Repeat two sets of this move 12-14 times SLOWLY! This move is going to strengthen your lower back, whilst stretching your hamstrings.

#8  Wide Plie Squat

The pièce de résistance in any PF or Glute strengthening workout is the Plie squat. Stand with your feet wide and your toes pointing outwards, brace your core muscles and keep your upper body tall (imagine a rope holding you up straight). Activate your pelvic floor and as you exhale bend the knees and drop into a low squat, whilst tightening your glute muscles. Inhale as your pause at the lowest point, and exhale as your push into your heels and raise to standing. Repeat this exercise 14-16 times for two sets.

#9  Downward Facing Dog

Finish your workout with a really good stretch of your back and legs. For this, I prefer to use the Downward Dog position. Stand tall with your abdominals braced and PF activated. As you exhale roll your spine & torso forwards and take your hands to the floor. Walk your hands out until your hips and bum point to the ceiling. Try and draw both heels into the ground. If you are a little tight in your hamstrings or calf muscles, try bending one knee and pulling the opposite heel down to the ground and then alternate, keep walking the heels into the floor. Hold this stretch for 20-30 seconds.

And there you have it, the SexFit Pelvic Floor, Glute and Abdominal workout to help you increase your foo-foo’s strength for improved sexual pleasure. Don’t forget to work on your cardio fitness as well for added stamina in the sack, try an aerobics class or DVD that you can do at home.

Happy Love Making! 😁💑

 

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Is Your Sleep Affecting your Weight Loss?

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Sleep, we all love a good sleep don’t we! But what if you are only getting a couple of hours a night, or your sleep is constantly broken and disturbed? How can this affect your weight loss results… and your health?

Sleep is a BIG part of being healthy, and for those of you who brag about being able to function on a few hours a night, well more fool you! When we sleep we hit a massive big reset button on our bodily systems, hormone production & regulation, appetite regulation, mental clarity & focus and much, much more!

It’s a bit like when your PC isn’t working and your I.T department advise you to switch it off and back on again! REBOOT!

If you are eating healthy, working out and still not seeing the results that you think you should be, then poor sleep may be the problem here.

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Everything from lucid thinking, to good decision making, to proper digestion, to high performance is heavily dependent on getting good quality sleep.

The minimum requirement for an adult is 7 hours of sleep per night! 😳 Are you getting that? 😴

I know that if you have younger children, then this is likely to be wishful thinking, but we all need GOOD sleep! regardless!

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Whilst we sleep, our body continues to function, calories are burnt and hormones are balanced, if we break our sleep or get disturbed regularly, or if we have too little sleep this reset of hormones cannot be completed, like I said above its like rebooting your PC, if you don’t do it properly, or don’t leave it to close down for long enough, then the system will open with an error, things will not have been saved properly and the drive (brain) will not function correctly until it has caught up!

So how can we improve our Sleep Quality?

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How to get rid of Bloating in 5 Easy Steps!

lifestyleBloating seriously SUCKS!!!!

And for many it can be a daily nuisance and in some instances really quite painful & uncomfortable. I can sympathise, I use to and still do occasionally look about 3 months pregnant if I so much as look at the wrong foods.

Obviously in summer, the worries about bloating are exacerbated, as clothes are smaller, tighter and obviously if travelling and eating new foods, the next day on the beach can be a whole new level of discomfort.

Panic over though, as with a few simple tips you can relieve the bloat and feel better in a short space of time.

But, it is important to understand WHY you are bloating in the first place, and as many of our bloating issues start with dehydration, constipation and/or trapped gas within the digestive tract, it can take a few days to see the results, so hang in there!

POOR HYDRATION!

Hydration is key to reducing and eliminating the bloating and puffiness of the stomach, but remaining hydrated isn’t just about drinking plenty of water, it also comes down to eating the right foods to help maintain the right level of electrolytes in the body. These little electrolytes are minerals and they are responsible for the balance of fluid and hydration levels within the body. nhc_hydration_main-new

When you feel bloated, you may not really feel like putting more in, but you MUST drink water. Although you already probably feel heavy, drinking water WILL make you feel better, so you should aim to drink about 8 glasses a day.

You will also need to eat plenty of fruit & veg, not only are they low in calories, but they are  packed with anti-oxidants and bloat-bashing fibre. Fruit & Veg is also really good at keeping you hydrated! In fact a study once found that the natural balance of minerals, vitamins, amino-acids and natural sugars can be almost twice as hydrating as water. So if you are eating plenty of the good stuff, you can afford to reduce your water intake slightly. Aim for colourful fruits and veggies, especially those that are high in water content like celery, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, leafy greens and cucumber.

I’ve already mentioned electrolyte minerals, and one of those is Potassium, along with sodium, calcium and magnesium. So add some potassium rich foods to your diet. These screen-shot-2015-01-14-at-10-13-08-am-300x195electrolytes are really significant in your hydration, as they keep you balanced, and not in a stand on one-leg kind of way! Sodium is notorious for causing water retention, and is often found in high levels in processed and fast foods, so avoid these at all costs! Potassium however, can help to balance the sodium and reduce fluid retention. Try & include banana, avocado and watermelon in your diet to keep your Potassium levels up.

KEEP YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM WORKING!

It feels awful when things aren’t moving through you as often or quickly as they should, and bloating is a natural side-effect of this. In order to avoid bloating you need to keep your body regular and make sure that it is eliminating all the waste properly. Scarily in the UK £67million is spent annually on laxatives…. That’s insane!!! Even more insane is in the US it is recorded to be around $725MILLION (WHOA!).

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Try drinking water with a slice of lemon in it, or squeeze some lemon juice into the water. A glass of room temperature water with the juice of half a lemon, although bitter to taste will help to get things moving and stimulate the bowels.

You can also try & increase your “friendly-bacteria” by using pro-biotics. The gut has a natural balance of good & bad bacteria and if these are “out of balance” then the results are uncomfortable. In a perfect scenario the good bacteria is meant to out number the bad, but in todays society & with our current lifestyle choices, this is often not the case. When the bad bacterias take over the good, this is when bloating and constipation occur. Try eating fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir and introduce a probiotic supplement or yoghurt.

If you bloat up really quickly after finishing a meal, say 30 minutes or so after finishing eating, then you may be lacking digestive enzymes. It is these enzymes that break down the food in out gut and help it pass through the digestive system. Again, with the lifestyle choices that we make these enzymes can be reduced. To help stimulate the body to produce enzymes, try drinking a small glass of water with some lemon juice in it or something bitter before your meal.

LET OFF SOME GAS!

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Now I am not telling you to trump yourself thin, but when gas starts to build up in the digestive system, thats when bloating can start to get really uncomfortable and visible.  You need to try & reduce the gas that is building up, not only to reduce the bloat, but also avoid those awkward situations when you may resemble a trumpet! (how embarrassing!)

Start by avoiding things like carbonated drinks, chewing gum and eating too quickly, oh and talking whilst you eat! All of these actions can lead to you basically swallowing air into the digestive system. If you don’t want a load of hot air in you, don’t ingest it!

Herbal teas are also a good remedy to help relieve bloating, I can personally vouch for ginger & peppermint teas, although chamomile is also regarded as helpful.

Try taking up yoga, although this sounds like a bizarre way to prevent or reduce bloating, IMG_7077some of the twisting and turning motions often used in yoga practise can help to expel unwanted air from the digestive tract. In fact, any exercise can help to release trapped gas.
Haven’t you ever wondered why you hear so many accidental trumps in yoga & pilates, or suddenly feel the need to go to the loo after, or even during a class? Movement which strengthens the abdominal wall, like pilates will also help to pull your tummy into a flatter position.

Bottoms up! 🙂

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