I remember this one rather embarrassing time when I was so bloated that I literally burst my pants!
Not one of my fondest memories...but before I get into the meat of this now hilarious tale, I wanted to tell you about an awesome offer I'm extending to you for the next 48 hours. Then right after, you can laugh 'your pants off' at me - see what I did there?
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Ok, back to the story...
Remember when sugar-free was all the rage?
Well...I was in NYC for a semester in the CITY from Cornell, and I decided to have sugar-free gum, sugar-free soda on an empty stomach. All I had eaten that day was a fiber one bar (UGH remember those).
Well, low and behold 15-20 min after I sat down to study at the Cornell Medical library – my stomach started swelling up. It got so bad that I was doubled over in pain at my desk- with my head on my chemistry textbook. I thought maybe I would have to go to the hospital because it was so painful and distended.
But like any good pre-med student, I tried to study through the pain. I felt like it was one of those movies where I was battling against the odds. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore I got up my desk in the library and embarrassingly noticed that my pant button had popped and my pants were now wide open!
I ran to the bathroom which was VERY far away. Like the farthest bathroom in the history of bathrooms. I don't know why I was running to the bathroom though because I didn't have a change of clothes and there was basically no hiding it.
That's the last time I ate one of those fiber one bars! And quit most sugar-free goods.
This atomic bomb bloating situation was *one* of the most embarrassing library moments of my life, maybe one day I will tell you the most embarrassing library moment LOL ;)
I'm sure that you guys have had this problem before – maybe not as extreme as mine – here are my for tips to deal with bloating once it's already happened – the four-hour damage control version!
- TONS of water (100 oz)
- Quit dairy grains and sugar for the day
- DO NOT add more fibrous foods- sodas, cauliflower, broccoli, etc
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