We've all been there. Often it's not clear why your belly suddenly looks like a balloon, but we'll do anything to feel better. Being bloated isn't just about how you look: It's uncomfortable! There are myriad reasons behind bloat—overeating; eating too fast; eating rich, fatty, "gassy" foods; irritable bowel syndrome; and other food sensitivities.
In addition, it could be a food allergy, nonfood-related stress, or inflammation. No matter the reason, the fact is that you're feeling it. Here's the 24-hour go-to plan I practice myself and recommend to my patients for speedy relief when that unwanted balloon belly comes along.