A stylist widely known online for her enviable figure has recently revealed how she has been battling with ‘really bad’ bloating.
‘I could feel it, every time I’d eat I’d literally blow up like a balloon,’ she said in a
‘I’m not kidding, no matter what I ate I’d look eight months pregnant, no matter if it was a salad, piece of toast, a bowl of oats or McDonalds.’
Now she is on the road to remedying her bloating for good and she has shared all of her tips.
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Emily Davies, 23, who is known online for her enviable figure has recently revealed that she has been battling with ‘really bad’ bloating (left before and right after)
‘I’m not kidding, no matter what I ate I’d look eight months pregnant, no matter if it was a salad, piece of toast, a bowl of oats or McDonalds,’ she said
Whether someone’s goal in the gym is to lose fat or gain muscle, she said it was difficult to achieve that goal if gut health wasn’t in peak condition .
‘Your gut is like the brain of your body, it’s so important to have good gut health. When it’s not 100 per cent it’s really hard to see results,’ Emily said.
The 23-year-old told her viewers that she has tried a variety of different things to fix her bloating issues but not everything has worked.
One product she has noticed a difference while using is the ATP Gutright, which is a supplement people are encouraged to take three times a day while also following a certain diet to help fight bugs in the stomach.
Now she is on the road to remedying her bloating for good and she has shared all of her tips
But it took a while to work.
‘I did that and oh my god guys I had literally never been bloated like that before, I could tell something was dying in my belly,’ she said.
‘As I was doing the 10 days I could feel something going on in there, my stomach was constantly churning, I was so bloated I literally looked pregnant.’
The 23-year-old told her viewers that she has tried a variety of different things to fix her bloating issues but not everything has worked
What causes bloating?
– Too high a salt intake
It makes people retain water and can cause more serious health problems like high blood pressure.
– Too many carbohydrates
Eating too much at once can make people retain water.
– Consuming soft drink
Bubbly drinks are filled with gas and they can fill up the digestive system.
– Eating dairy
Foods like milk and ice cream can cause gas, belly pain, and bloating if people’s body can’t easily digest a dairy sugar called lactose.
– Consuming fructose
This is harder for the body to break down, which can lead to bloating.
Due to her body’s response to the product Emily said she was ‘freaking out’ but it was after the 10 days that she really started to notice a difference.
‘I then dropped down to one serve of Gutright a day and went back to my normal diet,’ she said.
‘It didn’t cure whatever is going on in my gut but it definitely helped.’
Emily said tackling stress was also important to improving gut health, particularly given she’s a ‘really stressful person’.
She has been using a meditating app called Headspace which she implements into her morning for 10 minutes.
‘I’ve been decreasing my workload which can be really hard when you work for yourself and stress is overlooked a lot,’ she said.
‘Stress can really cause havoc on your body and it’s not good for you at all, it’s really not helping my gut and neither is travelling.
One product she said she noticed a lot of difference while using was the ATP Gutright, which is a supplement people are encouraged to take three times a day
‘I’ve had to say no to jobs with some brands over on holidays which sucks because I love doing brand trips but sometimes you’ve got to put yourself and your health first.’
Dr Gabrielle Lyon, who spoke to
She explained that when someone is under chronic stress, cortisol and other hormones are often dominant.
‘Under this situation [of intense or chronic stress], the body does not see digestion as a priority; the sympathetic system redirects blood flow away from the intestines to what the body perceives as more important needs,’ she said.
Dr Gabrielle Lyon, who spoke to Popsugar, supports the notion that stress can wreak havoc on the stomach
‘This redirection of blood can lead to diminished enzyme and stomach secretions, resulting in slow digestion, food breakdown, and assimilation,’ Dr Lyon added.
‘The result of this is bloating and gastrointestinal distress.’
In an Instagram post Emily also revealed that she has been using another supplement to help with her bloating.
‘Sup Supplements probiotic has helped me along my gut journey so much,’ she said.
‘Your gut seriously runs the show when it comes to health and fitness. Just one of these little babies has eight different strains of probiotics.’