If your gut suddenly feels puffy to the point where your pants become uncomfortably tight, you’ve experienced the misery of bloating.
Bloating’s not just a problem for women: Guys can bloat, too. For men, the problem often has to do with something that you eat or drink, says Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center gastroenterologist Ashkan Farhadi, M.D. (Whereas with women, bloating is often related to hormonal changes.)
The same foods or drinks don’t affect everyone in the same way, but there are some common culprits that are notorious for making you look like you’ve gained a gut a big, fat gut in no time. Here are 7 to keep in mind.