Brides tempted to skip a meal on their wedding day – beware.
Not eating regularly can cause your stomach to bloat, but what you eat is just as important.
Accredited practicing dietitian and director of Designer Diets Geraldine Georgeou told Daily Mail Australia short term carbs and foods like beans, carbonated beverages and reheated rice can cause your stomach to swell.
‘It’s important when preparing for your wedding day to don’t not eat,’ she said.
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Bloated bride? To avoid feeling uncomfortably full on your wedding day, try avoid bloat-inducing foods
Feeling full: Bloating can be caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the stomach and some foods can cause gas
‘People who have trouble with bloating are often not eating regularly.’
She said different foods could cause bloating because the bacteria in your stomach is not balanced, they contain artificial sweeteners that can irritate the stomach or create irritable-bowel like symptoms or the foods are gassy, causing wind and bloating.
Here FEMAIL looks at the foods you should ditch before you get hitched to beat the bloating and feel your best walking down the aisle.
Spit it out: Chewing gum contains artificial sweeteners that can irritate the stomach
Chewing gum might seem innocent enough, but it will leave you with more than fresh breath.
‘Chewing gum has artificial sweeteners known as polyols, and polyols are known to irritate or create irritable bowel like symptoms in people,’ Mrs Georgeou said.
Popsugar.com.au reported gum also causes you to swallow more, and the excess air can bloat the stomach.
The musical fruit! A bowlful of beans can cause wind and bloating in some people
They’re not called the ‘musical fruit’ for nothing.
Mrs Georgeou said beans are a high-fructan food which can cause adverse reactions in some people.
‘These foods, for some people, can create more wind and bloating,’ she said.
For your wedding day, she advised: ‘Try not to have a big bowl of beans, like red beans or lentils’.
Put down the bubbles: Carbonated beverages can cause gas in the stomach and bloating
Put simply, bubbly beverages will make you gassy.
Fizzy drinks, Champagne or even sparkling mineral water can make your stomach bloat, and as Mrs Georgeou put it, the excess gas has ‘got to come out somehow’.
To avoid any unpleasantness stick with still, not sparkling.
Not so nice: Reheated rice can produce a gas in your stomach that leaves you feeling bloated
Got leftover Thai food in the fridge? Think again before reheating your curry.
Reheated rice can produce gas, leaving you uncomfortably full.
Mrs Georgeou advised brides-to-be to steer clear.
ONION AND GARLIC
Packs a punch: Onions and garlic are short-term carbs that can cause bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea or constipation
They add an extra kick to any dish, but brides-to-be would be best to avoid onion and garlic.
The potent vegetables are short-term carbohydrates which can make your stomach swell.
Mrs Georgeou said other side effects could be stomach pain, diarrhea or constipation.
Bloating binge: Fatty foods take longer to digest than protein or carbohydrates
It might seem obvious, but junk food is definitely one to avoid in the lead up to your big day.
Pizza, burgers or fries are full of fat, which can take longer to digest than protein or carbohydrates.
The result? You feel uncomfortable stuffed.
Silent side effects: ‘Some people get bloating from lactose unknowingly,’ Mrs Georgeou said
It might be packed with calcium, but dairy products can cause some people distress if they have trouble digesting lactose or milk sugar.
‘Some people get bloating from lactose unknowingly,’ Mrs Georgeou said.
‘Make sure to be aware of that.’
Not today: Certain vegetables, such as cauliflower or brussel sprouts, have sugars and starches that cause gas
Veggies might seem a safe choice.
But brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower or carrots can cause bloating.
These vegetables contain sugars and starches that can cause gas in the stomach.
Salty snack? Try not to, as excess sodium causes water retention in the body
Want to feel slim on your wedding day? Steer clear of high-salt snacks.
Popsugar reported salt can cause the body to retain water.
The trick? Stick to less than 2,000 milligrams a day.
Just water, thanks: Booze can cause sulfur-bearing gases and weaken the digestive system
Drinking too much on your wedding day will leave you with more than just a hang over.
Popsugar reported alcohol can cause sulfur-bearing gases and weaken the digestive system.
To avoid any last-minute bloating, ditch the booze two weeks before your big day.