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7-Day Challenge to Get Rid of Bloating by Improving Your Gut Health

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7-Day Challenge to Get Rid of Bloating by Improving Your Gut Health

Is your stomach feeling full, tight, and uncomfortable? With approximately 16%-20% of the population suffering from bloating regularly, you are not alone. While bloat can make it hard for you to zip up your jeans, it also causes physical discomfort. It is often caused by excess gas or disturbances of the muscles of your digestive system. And, more importantly, it may be a sign that something is going on in your gut.

We used to think of the gut as a relatively simple system, essentially one long tube through which our food passes is absorbed, and wastes removed. We now know that the anatomy of our gut is much more complex. And we also know that there are many ways the gut microbiome affects your health, so improving your gut health may help ease bloating.

What to Expect from This Challenge

Throughout the 7 days of this challenge, I’ll be giving you tips and techniques to help improve your gut health and reduce or eliminate bloating. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to banishing bloat, but by testing out these tools, you’ll be able to form a strategy that works best for you.

  • GR8 recipes for improving gut health
  • How to keep your diet gut-friendly
  • How self-care can help your gut

After seven days, I can’t promise that you’ll never be bloated again. But what I can tell you is that your bloating episodes will be less frequent and shorter.

Ready to banish bloating? Let’s get started.

7-Day Challenge to Get Rid of Bloating by Improving Your Gut Health

Day 1: Check Your Gut Health

Take the quiz to see where you stand.

Day 2: First, Do No Harm

Eat, sleep, workout for better gut health.

Day 3: Add Prebiotics and Probiotics

Take a prebiotic and probiotic supplement to balance your gut bacteria.

Day 4: Cook at Home

Make a healthy meal for yourself and a loved one tonight.

Day 5: De-Stress Your Life

Try a quick mini-meditation or breathing exercise.

Day 6: Set a New Sleep Routine

Turn off all screens at least an hour before you go to sleep.

Day 7: Re-Check Your Gut Health

Keep up the good work, and share your progress at #GR8Gut.

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Gina is a GR8NESS Contributing Writer covering self care and parenting. She is the proud mom to two sets of twin girls, ages 5 and 9, and is always looking for new ways to manage work/life balance. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her art directing, designing, reading, cooking healthy meals, practicing barre, laughing with her girls and snuggling with their dog.
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