Okay, so I'm 16 and suffer from bloating, especially around the time just before my period and during ovulation. My stomach is never totally flat but sometimes it gets so bad I look about 4 months pregnant :( I just loose confidence and want to cover up in the baggiest clothing I can find which isn't like me, I have a fairly healthy diet with fruit, veg, salad, pastas, meat etc. I will admit I have a love of crisps and do eat then quite a lot, could that be making it worse? Also I suffer with sore throat a lot cos my mouth gets really dry so I drink a lot (not alcohol much though)Please, I need advise. It's getting to me. I'm single atm and want a boyfriend but I feel so self conscious about it. It makes me want to stay in until it passes.
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Most guys aren't likely going to be overly bothered by this, and if you get to know them a bit better, and let them know that this is a specific problem you deal with, they'll totally understand.
And, yes, the crisps (what we call chips) you eat are contributing to the problem, because they have a lot of salt, and anything that increases your salt intake will cause you to retain more water. You need *some* salt to survive, but salty snacks have tons of salt and aren't helping this issue for you. Find ways to reduce your salt intake, and you should see some improvement.1