"I Haven't Felt Bloated in 2 Months": A Health Editor Shares Her 5 Golden Rules

For most, bloating is an occasional discomfort that follows an indulgent meal or long flight. For others, it's a constant state of being that's provoked by food allergies and intolerances, digestive issues, or more serious conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. If you fall into the latter camp and feel bloated more often than not, it may be time to consider a lifestyle change. That's exactly what PopSugar fitness editor Jenny Sugar did after 20-some years of chronic bloating. "Bloating has been an issue for me ever since I was in college," she writes. "I've seen doctors, gastroenterologists, naturopaths, and chiropractors and have had millions of tests done. Now at age 41, I finally feel like I have complete control over my bloating." After years of trial and error, Sugar has identified a set of eating and lifestyle habits that keep her bloating at bay. In her own words, here's how she restructured her life to cure her chronic bloating.