I wrote an article in May about reactive foods that can cause inflammation (click here to read it). My dietician Lyn Genet explained to me that some foods are more reactive than other foods and can cause inflammation that makes you feel bloated. Click to view the full list of Lyn's reactive foods.
Recently, Dr. Andrew Weil wrote an article on Huff Post Healthy Living that further explains how inflammation "in short, helps make you fat." He states that, "increasingly, chronic, inappropriate inflammation is widely recognized as a driver of obesity." No wonder inflammation makes you feel bloated. Dr. Weil also says that "obesity and inflammation feed each other in a destructive cycle. This may help explain why weight, once gained, can be so difficult to lose."
Make sure you know what foods are reactive to your body so you can avoid them. You need healthy pure foods in your diet to avoid that bloating feeling and of course to fight the bulge. You can check out some of Lyn's suggestions for pure foods on her website here: www.lyngenet.com.