It seems like people are always finding ways to put themselves down. It's no surprise because we live in a society that is so obsessed with appearance that we try to set unreasonable expectations upon the general public. All this really serves to do is put people in depressive states and constantly worry about their weight and appearance. For those of you who are glued to the scale (get off the scale!), there is something that you need to be aware of, and that's bloating. People often mistake weight increases or a big tummy for a fat gain, but there's often a good chance that it's temporary and due to bloating.

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Surprisingly, there are quite a few things that will bloat you, but there are luckily a lot of ways to fix it! So, what causes bloating?

1. Insufficient water intake can be a huge problem. Dehydration can be a pretty big issue that most people don't realize is affecting them.

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How do you fix it? Simple, drink more water (or fluids in general). A good minimum is about 8 cups per day (2 liters). Excessive amounts of caffeine could also be drying you out, so maybe tune back the 20 coffees per day. 

2. Constipation is a really unfortunate issue that can cause bloating. It essentially clogs you up, leaving all those gasses inside of you as well. Ouch.

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