How to Reduce Bloating and Shed Pounds in One Day

In this video, Dr. Alan Mandel gives tips on how to reduce bloating and lose weight in one day. He advises replacing sugary beverages with water, increasing fiber intake gradually, avoiding excessive consumption of fruits high in sugar, reducing carb intake and focusing on protein and greens, eating slower and avoiding talking too much during meals, cutting down sodium levels and controlling portions, drinking water before or after meals rather than with them, consuming foods rich in potassium to lower sodium levels, taking Epsom salt baths to reduce bloating and water retention, and drinking ginger and dandelion tea to aid digestion and act as natural diuretics.

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  • Drinking water can help reduce bloating and water retention.
  • Avoiding sugar alcohols like sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol can prevent gas and bloating.
  • Eating enough fiber is important for digestive health and can help prevent bloating.
  • Instead of consuming excessive sugar from fruits like peaches, cherries, and mangoes, opt for low-sugar options like berries.
  • Reducing carb intake and increasing protein and greens can help reduce bloating.
  • Eating slowly and minimizing air intake while eating can reduce bloating.
  • Reducing sodium levels and watching portion sizes can prevent water retention and bloating.
  • Drinking water before or after meals, rather than during, can aid digestion and prevent bloating.
  • Foods rich in potassium, such as potatoes, avocados, and bananas, can help reduce water weight and bloating.
  • Taking an Epsom salt bath can help relieve bloating and water retention.
  • Ginger tea can provide relief for digestive issues and reduce irritation caused by sodium intake.
  • Dandelion tea acts as a natural diuretic and can stimulate liver and kidney function.
  • Implementing these strategies can lead to noticeable changes in the body within 24 hours.


Okay, you’re bloated, you’re distended, you’re filled with gas, you just put on a couple pounds. Well, I’m going to show you a sneaky way and how to remove those pounds and bloating in one day. Take all the beverages that you’re drinking right now, your sodas, your carbonated water, and get rid of it. Start drinking only water.

You may think that drinking water is going to make you retain water, uh-uh. Drinking more water is like a diuretic, it will get rid of those fluids. It will get your digestive tract working so much better and your distension will fade away.

Be aware of those sugar alcohols that you’re eating. Sorbitol, manitol, xylitol, those sugars put a burden on the digestive tract. It’s hard for the body to digest, it’s going to give you lots of gas.

Look at the foods that you’re eating and the gum that you’re chewing. Fiber is important for the health of our body. It cleanses our digestive tract, it prevents cancer, it gets rid of that high cholesterol. But if you’re not eating enough fiber, and you decide that all of a sudden you start eating too much fiber, your body is going to react slowly. Add that fiber more and more each day, and that bloating will go away.

Too much of the wrong fruits will cause more bloating because of the excessive sugar. Your peaches, your cherries, your mangoes, and those fruits that have lots of sugars, be aware, cut back on those. Start eating more berries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries. That will keep you from bloating, and you will get your natural fiber.

And one of the most important things is you need to cut down those carbs. Excess carbs attract water that is stored as glycogen. So the more carbs you eat, the more water that’s being stored in your system. It’s going to give you lots of bloating, so cut back on the carbs, eat more protein, more greens, and you’ll see magic.

It’s not always what you eat, but how you eat. If you’re talking too much while eating or you’re eating too fast, you’re going to swallow lots of air. Slow down, eat slower, put your utensils down, your bloating will subside tremendously.

Okay, you may not be adding lots of salt to your foods, but if you’re eating lots of frozen foods or packaged foods, they’re loaded with sodium. Sodium absorbs water, that’s going to put lots of weight and bloating in your tummy. It’s going to make you feel irritable. So cut your sodium levels down and watch your portions. If you’re eating lots of food at one time, it’s going to affect your digestion. It’s going to cause more distension and more bloating, and you’re going to retain more weight.

And one of our worst habits that most of us have is that we drink too much with our meal. So we’re diluting our enzymes because when we get food into our stomach, hydrochloric acid as well as other enzymes is needed to digest our food as it moves into the intestines. But if our enzymes are diluted, we’re going to have lots of gas, a lot of distension, and lots of water weight. So drink before or after your meal, about 10 minutes, or sip in between.

And we know that drinking lots of water will definitely help your kidneys work as a natural diuretic. But did you know that if you’re eating more foods with potassium, potassium will lower sodium? They’re like brothers and sisters. Consuming foods that are rich in potassium, such as potatoes, avocados, and bananas, will stimulate your kidneys and your internal system to get rid of that excess water weight that you’re retaining in your stomach.

And taking an Epsom salt bath will definitely help your body get rid of that bloating and that water retention. Epsom salt contains magnesium which is known to drain the body of excess water and toxins. And a warm bath increases your metabolic rate. It also increases sweating, which can further aid in removing salts.

And if you’re clogged up and constipated, Epsom salt baths will definitely help you, as well as your digestive issues. And I definitely recommend drinking ginger tea. It would do wonderful things for your digestive system, with its anti-inflammatory characteristics that will help relieve the imbalances caused by sodium as it soothes the irritation.

And make sure you’re drinking dandelion tea several times a day. It will help stimulate your liver and your kidneys. It works as a natural diuretic, and it will increase your urine output.

So, I challenge you, put it to the test. You’ll see within 24 hours, big changes. Your body will love you. Share this video with your friends and family, leave your comments below. Most importantly, make it a great day. I’m Dr. Alan Mandel.