If you're someone who is getting started with an intermittent fasting program and suffer from bloating, you may wonder whether intermittent fasting can help..

So will intermittent fasting help you get over bloating?

Let's take a look at what you should note.

The Reasons It Helps

One big reason it does so is because we get bloated due to the foods that we're eating and on this diet plan you're not eating for much of the day, there's nothing that could

potentially cause you to become bloated.

Going through the period of fasting tends to make one's skin nice and tight as well, so this can further reduce any puffiness that you have about your look.

For those who typically retain extra water throughout the day, intermittent fasting may help offset that.

The Reasons It Hinders

That said, there are some reasons it may also make bloating worse. The first reason is because due to the reduced eating period, you'll need to be eating a much higher calorie intake than normal during a short period of time. This means a lot of food going in, which will cause you to bloat this point.

So while you may spend a good part of the day in a non-bloated state, you're also going to spend a good part of the day in a bloated state. So it's a trade-off.

Fortunately for most people they're doing their eating phase in the later evening when they may be at home anyway, so this tends to limit the amount of bloating that's experienced.

Additional Factors To Consider

Some additional factors that you'll want to consider is first the fact that bloating due to food sensitivities will not be cured by intermittent fasting. If eating dairy causes you to bloat normally, shifting over to this approach isn't going to magically stop it from doing so. You'll still get bloated when you consume any sort of dairy food.

Likewise, the same applies to wheat. Some people notice they become highly bloated after eating any wheat based products and using this approach isn't going to change that.

Finally, also remember that exercising will help to decrease bloating, so make sure you do include regular sessions while doing this plan.

So there you have the main points to note about intermittent fasting and bloating. It can help this problem if set up and structured in the right manner.

About the author: Shannon is a fitness trainer and freelance writer who has written for Bodybuilding.com.

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