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How to Stop Weight Gain and Stomach Bloat

by
author image Heather Topham Wood
Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.
How to Stop Weight Gain and Stomach Bloat
To reverse the trend of weight gain and bloating, you need to make specific lifestyle changes. Photo Credit tetmc/iStock/Getty Images

Weight gain and bloating are often brought on by lifestyle factors that you can control. Reversing the trend takes a deliberate strategy, but with persistence, you can do it. But bear in mind that certain medical conditions, like thyroid disease, can lead to unwanted weight gain. If you make changes to your lifestyle and the trend persists, consult your health care provider to see if other factors are involved.

Step 1

How to Stop Weight Gain and Stomach Bloat
Reduce your portion size. Photo Credit Warren Goldswain/iStock/Getty Images

Reduce your portion size. By downsizing the food items on your plate, you can make a significant cut in calories throughout the day. Set your fork down between each bite and chew your food thoroughly to enjoy the aroma, texture and flavor.

Step 2

How to Stop Weight Gain and Stomach Bloat
Eat plenty of fiber rich-foods. Photo Credit Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Getty Images

Eat fiber-rich foods. Fiber prevents weight gain by keeping you full for longer. Fiber is also helpful for reducing bloating by regulating bowel movements. Fiber-rich foods include whole fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds. If you are gaining weight, eat whole grains sparingly, and avoid all processed food.

Step 3

How to Stop Weight Gain and Stomach Bloat
Drink plenty of water. Photo Credit Warren Goldswain/iStock/Getty Images

Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Trading out high-calorie beverages for water helps you skim calories off your daily intake. Water also flushes out sodium in the blood to diminish bloating.

Step 4

How to Stop Weight Gain and Stomach Bloat
Weight train all your major muscle groups. Photo Credit Antonio_Diaz/iStock/Getty Images

Do resistance training for all your major muscle groups. Weight training makes you stronger and corrects poor posture, while revving up your metabolism. Added muscle strength means higher energy all day long, enabling you to perform daily tasks more easily. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends two to three sessions per week, on non-consecutive days.

Step 5

How to Stop Weight Gain and Stomach Bloat
Increase your physical activity. Photo Credit kzenon/iStock/Getty Images

Increase your physical activity. For weight loss, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends you do 250 minutes or longer of moderate-intensity endurance exercise weekly, like walking, running, cycling or swimming.

Step 6

How to Stop Weight Gain and Stomach Bloat
Manage your stress. Photo Credit Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Getty Images

Get adequate sleep and manage stress. Sleep deprivation and stress alter your body chemistry, making you more prone to weight gain. Your judgement may also be impaired, leading to poor food choices and low motivation to exercise.

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