I Get Really Bad Gas

He's still cute when he passes gas.

Hi Heather,

Any time I go on a date I get really bad gas! I was at the cinema last weekend with a boy I like and cringed when he bought me a coke as I know the fizz makes it worse. But he was being polite. It has happened a number of times in the past and although I know the boys can’t hear when it happens I am still very self-conscious about it, HELP!

While getting gas can be totally cringe-worthy, it’s a normal thing that happens to everyone. Still, I know that it can be pretty embarrassing sometimes, especially when you’re trying to make a good impression. On the bright side, there are some easy ways to prevent it.

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Gas is created in the stomach, and comes out through burping or farting. There are some foods that are way more likely to cause gas, such as beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bananas, eggs, cabbage, dairy products and onions. Carbonated beverages like soda or beer are also really big contributors. The next time you go out, try to stay away from these foods throughout the day — especially the soda, since you know it’s a trigger — and drink plenty of water.

If you feel a little gassy before going out, drink peppermint or green tea to soothe your stomach. If it’s really bothering you, try an over-the-counter medication, such as Mylanta or Gas-X. Your nerves can also stress your stomach out, so try to keep yourself relaxed.

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And if you’re in another situation where a crush buys you a soda (and you’re too self-conscious about turning it down), you can always politely take it and just not drink it. Easy, right?

What about you, gURLs? Do you have problems with gas? How do you prevent it? Share your tips and advice below.

take care,

heather

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5 Comments

  1. avatarKate says:

    Well done for coming out and saying your problem! you have probably helped gurls out there who were too shy to say anything :)

  2. avatarSuzie says:

    hahahaha this is fucking hillarious!

    oh not your problem thats a serious matter there!

    i mean the answer to it from Lyric..

    gassy cousin eh ;)

  3. avatarLyric says:

    I usually make sure i get all or most the gas out before i leave. try doing that it may help. i don’t get gas as much as i used too but i still do and it definately makes me embarressed when people know or when it accidentally slips out. good luck with future boyfriends. ha maybe you will find one who is gassy too. my cousin is a guy and farts alot and says “wait listen” and then lets out a big juicy fart so you never know if you will.

  4. avatarSuzie says:

    wow :O someone else out there has the same problem as me!
    i felt so alone, but after reading this , i feel much better!

    well yeah it sure is embarassing it has put many boys off me, one just left the cinema after it happend and refuses to talk to me anymore :(
    i feel like such a freak!
    & i know you do too!

    so what i do is when i get gas i blame it on him
    & it gets him reaaaly paranoid, its quite funny actually

    but when that doesnt work they always know its me and get freaked out!

    heres my advice
    EMBRACE THE GAS!

    LEARN TO LIKE THE PERSON THAT YOU ARE, A PERSON WHO GETS REAALY BAD GAS! AND WHO CARES ABOUT THE HATERS, THEY WILL JUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT! & YOU NEVER KNOW PEOPLE MIGHT BE INSPIRED BY YOU AND DECIDE TO EMBTACE THE GAS TOO!

    i know i do ;)

    later,

    Suzie x

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