Feeling Bloated After Eating Small Meals: Here's Top 4 Foods To Avoid

Keep in mind that your stomach is only about the size of your fist. Although it’s able to stretch to accommodate more food, eating excessively can also make you feel bloated.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Jul 02, 2019 15:20 IST
Feeling Bloated After Eating Small Meals: Here's Top 4 Foods To Avoid

Feeling sick and bloated after food: How many times have you felt bloated? Have you ever noticed the kind of food which makes you feel bloated? Or have you ever thought about the timings and schedules? If not, then you need to find out what makes you feel so? It is generally noticed that if you eat more than required then you might feel bloated. Even if you intake carbohydrates in a huge amount, you may feel the same. But sometimes you may have seen that an empty stomach also causes bloating. Hence, overeating is not always the reason behind it, there could be several other food and beverages with versatile ingredients which may cause bloating.

What is bloating?

Usually after your meals or daily diets, whenever you feel a certain discomfort in your stomach is called bloating. People who tend to gastric order often have issues of bloating. In other terms, bloating is also known as the compilation of gas in your abdomen and intestines, which puts pressure on it. It is also seen that females are often likely to experience this as compared to men. You must be surprised to know that, not long ago, health experts reported bloating just an imagination of patients.

Causes of bloating

  • Indigestion
  • Physical and mental pressure
  • Food bigotry
  • Reaction to certain food
  • Hormonal imbalances

But, there are certain foods that should avoid if bloating is a problem for you.

Too much of salt

Whenever you increase your intake of salt, also known as sodium, an average human body holds the liquid which however makes you feel bloated. Hence, water retention also causes bloating. There are a few instances of food which you should stay away from,

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  • soups
  • cutlets
  • bread rolls

Therefore, it is significant to avoid foods with high-salt.

Excessive fat

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Foods with a high content of fat can usually lead to bloating, as they are slow to leave your abdomen. So instead of saturated fat consumption, such as,

  • crispy fried chicken
  • pakoras
  • potato salad

You should  opt for low-fat foods such as

  • baked items
  • baked potato
  • salad
  • roasted chicken

Soda and aerated drinks

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Drinking aerated drinks can lead you to inhale excess air, which can cause bloating. That excess inhaled air has to come out from your body with the help of burps and gas. However, there is no use of burps if the excessive air has already gone through the abdomen to the intestine.

Milk products

If your body is intolerant to lactose, then you may feel highly bloated after eating dairy foods such as 

  • milk
  • yogurt
  • curd
  • ice-cream
  • cheese

But it is for some patients, as not everyone has problems with dairy products. However, when your body does not break down the lactose easily, there are several chances of

  • bloating
  • stomach pain
  • gastric pain

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