Regardless of shape, size, or color, every bride wants to look and feel fabulous and on her wedding day, inside and out. Bloating is a dreadful phenomenon that many of us women have to deal with on the daily, and when it happens while you’re dress-fitting or walking down the aisle, it is with a doubt the end of the world. Lucky for you, here is a short list of foods and substances you should avoid consuming before getting into that puffy white dress.
Stop The Sodium
The main goal here is to be bloat-free, right? If you want to avoid looking like Winnie The Pooh, you must shy away from foods that contain sodium. Most processed and packaged food items are the ones that are packed with sodium. What we’re trying to say here is – steer clear of Cheetos, chips, and Mexican takeout. The best way to keep track of what exactly is going into your body is by cooking for yourself.
Free The Fiber
Try not to overload on the fiber, because that stuff can definitely promote unwanted bloating. Forget about heaping amounts of bran cereal and opt for low-fat Greek yogurt with berries, for the perfect mix of protein and fiber.
Probiotic Powder Power
Probiotics stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in your stomach and aid with proper digestion. Fermented foods like kimchi, kombucha, kefir, and yogurt are full of probiotic properties that will help curb cravings and guard that belly against bulging.
Although many of us think fats are the source of all evil, this is not actually the case. Our bodies require fat to feel satisfied and to metabolize the nutrients we receive from the food we eat. Healthy fats include olives, avocado, coconut, whole eggs, and fatty fish like salmon and tuna.
Jimmy Fallon Asked for the Worst Advice People Have Ever Gotten
Voice Activated Escalator
Well, that had to have been embarrassing for Tim whether or not other people were around to hear him shouting. From the sounds of it, Tim was the last one to get the memo that the escalator was broken. Perhaps he walked by the “out of order” sign without noticing or maybe there was no sign, to begin with. Nonetheless, Tim’s father took full advantage of the situation and tricked his son into thinking that they were riding a smart escalator of sorts.
That Green Stuff
Oh, man — Lucas pulled quite the rookie mistake his first time eating sushi. Still, he definitely wasn’t the first or last person to fall for “that green stuff” trick if we’re all being honest with ourselves. While it was probably hilarious for Lucas’ friend to watch him swallow down the wasabi, there’s no doubt that this Twitter user learned his lesson. At this point, we can only assume that he hasn’t touched the Japanese horseradish since that very day.
Show Them Who’s Boss
Thanks for the sound advice, daddy-o, but perhaps your daughter should refrain from punching her biggest student or any of her students, for that matter. After all, violence doesn’t necessarily set the best example for children not to mention that Christy would get into major trouble. We can only assume that this Twitter user’s father was simply making a joke and if we’re being completely honest, it’s a pretty funny one. We had a few laughs about it, at least…
Banana Peel Diet
While this may not have been the most pleasant way to eat a banana for two weeks, it turns out that Hollie was actually on to something without even knowing it. In fact, not only is the banana peel edible but it also contains high amounts of vitamins B6 and B12, magnesium, potassium, some fiber, and even protein! So really, it looks like the joke is actually on Hollie rather than her little brother because, in the end, his two-week banana peel diet actually benefitted him.
Close Your Eyes
Let’s be real — we’ve all been here before. You’re out and about when the sudden urge to pee completely takes over. Whether or not you’re close to a bathroom doesn’t change the fact that nature is calling, so you have to find a place to go, and quickly! Clearly, Twitter user @jrpinedasanchez was pee-shy at one point or another and had trouble going in public behind the bushes. With that being said, his mother’s advice is pretty sound, although it does sound a little silly closing your eyes…
They Smell Like Cherry!
Oh, A.J. — you are one gullible fella, aren’t you? We can’t entirely understand how this Twitter user could possibly believe that the swimming lines at the bottom of the pool smell like cherry, but we can imagine that this was a pretty funny sight for his friends to see. Still, it had to have been painful for A.J. to smash his face into the ground of the pool only to realize that there is, in fact, no fruity scent but rather chlorine and other pool chemicals.
Just Trash It!
We don’t know how to break this to you, Cobo, but it sounds like your friend really has no idea what a disposable camera is or how it works. Rather than tossing the camera in the trash straight away, perhaps you should think about bringing it to your local Walgreens or CVS to get the photos developed first. Otherwise, there was really no reason for you to spend money on a camera that you’re not going to get anything out of.
Spin in the Other Direction
In all honesty, people, what’s the point of having a younger sibling if you can’t mess with them? Obviously Jon’s older brother couldn’t help himself and decided to have himself some fun by tricking his baby bro into making himself even dizzier. We can only assume that Jon learned his lesson the first time he took his brother’s advice for a spin. After getting so dizzy that he barfed, Jon most likely never tried this ‘cancel out’ trick again.
Don’t Be Rude
Well, now that Ed Hill is a stand-up comedian and podcaster, we think it’s safe to say that he got his stellar sense of humor from daddy dearest. While his father pulled a pretty cruel prank, we can’t help but laugh at the thought that Ed waited all day to open his beautifully wrapped gift alone only to see that he received…nothing. Still, we’re sure his parents made up for it and gave their little boy a present to be remembered. And if not, at least Ed had some bad advice to tweet about…
It Looks Like a Hare…
To be honest with you, Blake, this might be more of a ‘dad joke’ than bad advice. Although you did receive it from grandpa, it seems as though he’s totally ahead of the game when it comes to joking like a dad. After all, he was a papa bear himself before he became your grandfather. In any event, this one gave us a good chuckle but perhaps you should steer clear of tattooing your head once you go bald. Just rock what you have!
That Is No One’s Business
Well, Whitney, your dad has a point — it’s no one’s business as to where you’re going. And while we had a good laugh at this, we’re certainly glad you realize this might not be the best piece of advice. Anyone who doesn’t use their blinkers or directional while driving need to take a second look at the driver’s handbook. Of course, this includes daddy dearest if he truly believes that there’s no need to use his blinkers on the road.
We might have winced once or twice while reading this. Oh, Matalyn — you poor girl! We’re sure her father never actually expected his little girl to run around and grab bees to check the color of their eyes. Still, it happened and we can only imagine how much that had to hurt. And Matalyn’s father must have felt pretty bad about the advice he had given his daughter. We just hope that Matalyn isn’t allergic to bees because that would have made matters even worse.
Math Is Not Real
Let’s be real, here — Twitter user @ChristiTrottie’s friend was on to something. And we can bet that anyone who hates math relates to this more than they’d like to admit. While we wonder if Christi did ever follow this advice during a math test, we can only hope that Christi didn’t take this technique into the real world. Unfortunately, you can’t really just multiply your bills, health insurance, car insurance, and more by zero because that’ll just get you into trouble.
Oh, man. We can only imagine how this whole scenario went down. Hugo climbs up to his girlfriend’s bedroom window late at night while she and mom are having a chat on her bed. Her mom sees Hugo, screams, grabs the broom, and hits him over the head. Well, that’s how we’d react if some strange man was climbing into our daughter’s bedroom window. We’re not entirely sure why Hugo would even take his friend’s advice seriously but we’re sure he was just as surprised to see his girlfriend’s mom as she was to see him…
Just Sleep In
You may think this is bad advice, Gracey, but trust your dad. The day will come when you end up doing something that you’ll regret in the morning, so just take papa bear’s advice and sleep until the afternoon. It’ll solve any and all of your issues! We’re only kidding but it’s clear that Gracey’s father here has a great sense of humor. While other parents wouldn’t even make this kind of joke, this daddy dearest didn’t think twice before suggesting this golden rule to his daughter.
Definitely Not a Suggestion
Ha! Okay, this one is absolutely hilarious. Why @RealSlimAvery would ever believe his brother about the speed limit being a suggestion is completely beyond us. Wouldn’t you want to fact check something like that? Nonetheless, the fact that this Twitter user even repeated what his brother had told him back to a cop just makes this story that much better. What we’re left wondering is how the whole conversation went down between the police officer and @RealSlimAvery’s brother.
I Gained 20 Pounds
Yeah, we all have that skinny friend — they can eat everything under the sun, and rather than gaining a single pound, they end up losing weight. If you can’t think of someone in your life like that, then you are the skinny friend. While some are blessed with these kinds of genes, others tend to worry about whether or not that one crumb from the pound cake their friend had will go straight to their hips. In any event, it’s almost impossible for anyone to lose weight from eating as much as they’d like…
There Goes My Tastebuds
Ouch! Every single person knows what it feels like to burn your tongue or the roof of your mouth on something hot. You have basically destroyed all your taste buds to the point that you can’t taste anything for a while. We’re not entirely sure why Samantha believed her sister and thought this was a good idea but we can only imagine the agony she was in the minute she pulled the piping hot chocolate through the straw.
We can’t be sure whether Chris’ scout leader was just evil or simply uneducated but either way, this is probably the worst piece of advice to land on this list. Considering that we’re talking about boy scouts, though, wouldn’t you think that they’d learn at least a little bit about these kinds of things that they’re likely going to encounter while camping? Perhaps their approach is more of like a ‘trial and error’ type of deal — wipe yourself with poison ivy, break out in a rash, realize that was a terrible idea, never do it again.
Don’t be Trashy
We’re sure that those of you who grew up with a foreign parent can totally relate to this one. Perhaps Michelle’s mom was actually just trying to make a joke about changing her daughter’s name. From what this gal tells us, though, this is was just a hilariously timed mistake that has probably turned into a family inside joke. It’s a joke so funny that this Twitter user decided not to go with “Trisha” and instead went with “Michelle.”
Hidden Headphone Socket
Well, Derek, you’re not the first person to receive this piece of advice. It turns out that there’s a YouTube video claiming that users can add a headphone socket to their iPhone 7 — which only has a lightning port — by drilling a hole into the bottom of the phone. While it’s quite clear to some that this is just a prank, others seem to have fallen for it. We’re glad, though, that Derek isn’t gullible and realizes that this may not be the smartest thing to do.
We hate to tell you this, Jimmy, but whoever gave you this advice isn’t actually wrong. Although it sounds a little ridiculous, there are quite a few benefits when it comes to using horse shampoo. While it may not be advisable to use these products if you’re someone with finer hair, people who religiously use these shampoos have reported faster hair growth and stronger roots. Not bad, right? Still, this trend isn’t necessarily for everyone. Take our good pal, Jim, for instance…
We can’t really blame Alexandra for taking her father seriously. As children — and even as adults — we just trust our parents. Not only was this Twitter user a young girl when daddy dearest gave her this piece of advice but it also makes sense, in a way, that you’d be able to dodge the raindrops by running really quickly. We assume that Alexandra here learned this the hard way when she ran home from school in the pouring rain rather than simply taking the school bus.
It’ll Be Fun, They Said
Oh, no — this is a horrible piece of advice. We just imagined this whole scenario happening and fully cringed. It really must have been so painful for Andrea to get her head bonked from a reclining chair that her older brother decided to jump on. We can only assume that ever since that incident occurred, this Twitter user has stopped listening to anything and everything that comes out of her brother’s mouth. Then again, who can blame her?
The Undie Trick
We all know that these kinds of words would never come out of a mother’s mouth. A mother would never condone her smelly, teenage son to turn his dirty underwear inside out just so he can wear them again. Dad — on the other hand — used to be a stinky, teen boy himself so he’s got all the tricks up his sleeve. Let’s just hope Twitter user @AlexMcAwesum never followed his father’s advice and instead washes his undies after one use…
A Toothpaste Alternative
While the Preparation H medical cream isn’t necessarily intended for your face, it turns out that it’s actually pretty useful in getting rid of undereye circles and wrinkles — according to Kim Kardashian, at least. Still, we don’t really understand what Gerald was thinking by using this product to brush his teeth. Although we’re not really surprised that this Twitter user’s lips shriveled up after using the cream as a toothpaste, we can only imagine how uncomfortable that must have been.
Mouthful of Spice
Oh, Wendy, that had to have been a little traumatizing for you. Don’t get us wrong — your father does have a point. After all, hot foods can keep you warm but that rule really only applies when it comes to eating super, ultra spicy. In other words, a mouthful of jalapenos might make you tear up and sweat but it’s highly unlikely that you’ll body temperature will rise because of it. We bet that after this incident, Wendy never listened to her dad’s advice again…
Watch Out for the Little Man!
From the sounds of it, Leah, you actually believed your brother at one point. While this piece of advice does sound super silly in retrospect, there was a point in time that we were all just gullible kids. With that being said, we can totally imagine Twitter user @leahbale21 slowly and carefully opening the fridge door as to not frighten or kill the little man who so graciously turns on the light every time, without fail. We wonder how long it took for Leah to realize her brother was totally messing with her…
Dora the Explorer
While this may not be the worst advice in the world — considering that hair does grow back — we really don’t know what Gaby was thinking in telling her younger sister that it would be totally okay if she wanted to cut her hair by herself. Then again, most little girls end up giving themselves a botched haircut at one point or another during their childhood so we can’t say that we’re too shocked. That is unless Gaby’s sister was old enough to know better when she did this…
Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder
Let’s just settle this right now, people. While baking soda and baking powder do in fact have similar appearances, they are not the same thing! We repeat — they are not the same thing. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate that requires an acid and a liquid to become activated and in turn, help baked goods rise. On the other hand, baking powder also includes sodium bicarbonate, as well as an acid but it only needs a liquid to become activated.
Build Up an Immunity
Whether or not you can actually become immune to poison ivy — you can’t — this is undoubtedly the worst advice we’ve ever heard. The fact that it came from Leslie’s father makes it that much worse. As we’ve mentioned before, children trust their parents so it makes sense as to why this Twitter user tried her dad’s suggestion and ate a ton of poison ivy. Her first grade school pictures will now forever be a memory of the moment that daddy dearest got it completely wrong…
How to Kill Lice — and Your Hair
Seriously?! It’s one thing if a kid messes up their own hair because they have no idea what they’re actually doing. It’s another for a mother to believe — without doing any research or fact-checking — that detergent could kill lice without also destroying hair. Still, we’re sure Fariha’s mother felt absolutely horrible when she realized that all of her daughter’s hair had completely fallen out. There’s no doubt that after this experience, the both of them learned their lesson and never tried this method again.
Bowl of Fries
This trick has been around basically since smartphones came into existence. If your phone gets wet, you can bury it in a container of uncooked rice for 24 to 36 hours in order to suck the moisture out. The rice attracts the moisture inside the container, which will make the water evaporate faster. While that actually makes a lot of sense, we don’t really think that sticking your smartphone in a bowl of greasy fries will have the same effect…
Only Turn Right
Ha! Here we have yet another golden piece of ‘dad’ advice. Rather than simply helping his son out by bringing his car to an auto repair shop, Scott’s dad told him to only turn right from now on since his left blinker had gone out. While we couldn’t stop laughing when we read this, it’s highly unlikely that Scott had the same reaction when he received that kind of response from daddy dearest. What this Twitter user probably did was give a major angsty-teenage eye roll…
There’s nothing better than having a grandfather who’s not only willing to work on your car but he also gives it a nice, shiny finish — that is until you find out he’s been wiping the car with a towel dipped in gasoline. While everyone has a method to their own madness, it sounds like gramps here might have gone a bit too mad. We can only assume Twitter user @Engineered4Life has since gone elsewhere for any car troubles that arise…
Sizzle it Up
Come on, Hunter! We all expected a little more from you, especially your dad! Didn’t your parents ever teach you never to touch a burning stove? Well, the same applies to a piping hot, firey barbecue. We just hope you didn’t leave your on the grill for a second too long because you’d have some pretty intense scarring if you did. Perhaps, next time, you should just throw the steaks — rather than your hand — on the BBQ and wait to hear a sizzle…
Would You Like Some Cream With Your Ice?
Well, Tyman, you got the “ice” part down. While it’s fairly simple to make your own homemade ice cream, it’s definitely not this easy, if we’re being completely honest. We just hope Tyman’s brother wasn’t actually serious when he gave his bro these instructions. In order to get more “ice cream” than “milk cube,” you’ll need a few things — cream, sugar, milk, and time. As far as these cubes of milk go, it’s probably just best to get rid of them…
How to: Make a Sunburn Worse
Nope, Holly — your friend is completely wrong. Let’s rephrase that piece of advice, shall we? The only way to make a sunburn worse is by wearing tight clothing. If you’ve ever been badly burnt from the sun, you know what it feels like to even have one tiny cloth graze against your body. It’s an absolutely miserable feeling, so we really have no idea why Holly’s friend would ever suggest this. Tight clothing will never get rid of a sunburn but aloe will!
He Told Me To!
Matthew, are you sure you didn’t tell the kid to pull the fire alarm so he’d get in trouble? As a first grader, it seems highly unlikely that you’d ever trust another kid not to go through with a dare. With that being said, you were probably expecting your friend to pull the fire alarm as you told them to do but you definitely didn’t think they’d go ahead and blame the whole thing on you. Hopefully, you learned your lesson after that one.
It’ll Save You Energy
Well, Maisey, your grandmother sounds like a darling woman but she’s totally wrong in this situation. If you’re ever getting chased, you better run as fast as you possibly can with your arms flailing if need be. Putting your hands to your sides will in no way save you energy — it’ll just slow you down. We can only hope granny is never put in this kind of situation because we know how that one would turn out…
I Do Times Three
Being newly married can be difficult, so it’s common to take advice from people who have been married for awhile. This only works, though, when the person is in a successful marriage. After receiving marriage advice, this man realized he was getting suggestions from someone who had been married three times. It’s difficult to trust the advice of someone who has been through multiple failed marriages. Hopefully, this man took what he was told with a grain of salt, and got some advice from someone else.
Write it Down
We all wish we had photographic memories that allowed us to remember everything we ever needed to know. Sadly, this is not usually the case and it takes more effort to remember information. As this person learned all too well, you typically have to write things down in order to remember them. By not writing it down, you run the risk of forgetting later. Whoever told this person that they didn’t need to do so definitely gave them some pretty bad advice.
That’s Gotta Hurt
Everyone knows that siblings fight and torment each other, always trying to get one up on the other. While most keep it rather mundane, some take it to more of an extreme. When this person’s brother got hurt, they decided to take the opportunity to prank their brother. They told their brother that salt could be used to clean the wound, knowing it would burn. This was definitely some bad advice and probably resulted in some retaliation from their brother.
Next Time: A Thermos
One of the best parts about fall is hot apple cider. Perfect for the cooler weather, apple cider is often enjoyed outside. When this guy decided to bring some apple cider along for a fall hike, he needed a way to keep the beverage warm. When he was told to transport it in a crockpot in the trunk, he was in for a big surprise. Hopefully, it’s relatively easy to get apple cider out of trunk carpet.
Not everyone is knowledgeable about how cars work. Some people are such novices about cars that they are completely unsure of how to fix minor problems when they occur. When this woman’s car had a turn signal out, she was unsure of how to get the problem fixed. Her friend told her that brake fluid would fix the problem, prompting the woman to ask for some at an auto parts store. She was in for some embarrassment when she learned she’d been misled.
We’ve all been in a situation where we had to give someone directions. Some of us are better than others at this, and some can barely give directions at all. This person learned her limits in giving directions when they were asked by a stranger. They confidently gave specific instructions, only to realize after the stranger left that the directions went to a completely different place. It just goes to show that taking directions from strangers is always a gamble.
Deodorant becomes a part of life for most people in adolescence. This is one of many aspects of adolescence that can lead to awkward mishaps and funny situations. After beginning to wear deodorant, this young woman’s mom told her that it should also be applied behind the knees in the “knee-pits.” Her mom probably got a good laugh out of this, and this woman learned to think before taking her mom’s advice again.
Applying makeup can take a long time, so it’s important to ensure that it looks good all day. There are a number of ways people do this, some more creative than others. Makeup setting products are the most common way to keep makeup looking good. Rather than using one of those, this woman was told to use hairspray on her face. It might have kept her makeup looking fresh, but it did leave her face feeling sticky and crunchy.
Do You Stop?
Being a new driver comes with a lot of stress. The first few years behind the wheel are typically spent worrying about breaking driving laws and getting pulled over. Having the limited experience of a new driver made this person susceptible to believing the bad advice of their friends. When told that they didn’t need to stop at stop signs with white borders, they didn’t understand that all stop signs look like that. This likely made them confused as to which stop signs they were supposed to follow.
One of the first rules that kids learn is to look both ways before crossing the street. It’s an important safety lesson and saves pedestrians from getting hit by cars. When this woman’s friend told her not to look before crossing the street, it seemed crazy. Her friend’s reasoning was that failing to look before crossing would make the accident the driver’s fault, allowing you to sue. We hope this woman never put that advice into action and continued crossing safely.
Not a Doctor
Food allergies are not only annoying but can be dangerous as well. It’s no surprise, then, that people with food allergies should avoid those foods at all costs. After eating something that they might have had an allergy to, this person received advice on the subject from their friends. They were told that you have to eat more of a suspected allergen to know if you’re really allergic or not. An allergy test might be a better way to handle this one.
When you first start driving it can be easy to be so nervous that you can’t look away from the road. Parents try to discourage this, as it can keep you from checking the mirrors and blind spots. When told to continuously look around to avoid getting hypnotized by the road, this new driver thought it was great advice. The only outcome of this, though, is a distracted driver who isn’t focused on the road. It turns out Dad’s advice isn’t always the best.
The world of relationships and dating is difficult to understand on a good day. Sometimes the best way to understand it better is to get advice from our friends with more dating experience. It seems, however, that this guy received some less than stellar advice from his friend. When his friend gave him the advice to sniff a girl’s hair as flirting, this man took it as honest advice. It wasn’t long until he realized that following that advice would just make him look like a creep.
Trying to get a child to do their homework or study is often an uphill battle. Most kids will do just about anything to avoid having to do their homework, even if it’s to their detriment. The urge to avoid studying was so strong here that they tried sleeping on their textbook to absorb its contents. A valiant effort, but it’s clear that this kid didn’t have those chapters memorized in school the next day. It’s a good thing this person learned this lesson in elementary school rather than college.
Getting bitten by a dog can be a pretty scary event. Not only do you have to be afraid of the dog, but also getting sick from the bite. When the writer of this tweet had a friend who was bitten by a dog, they tried to make them less worried about catching rabies. By telling their friend that dogs only give rabies to other dogs it made the friend less worried, but also made him less likely to see a doctor.
Running on busy trails makes it difficult for runners to get their full workout done. Many runners try to run at off-peak times so the trails are less packed. When this runner was told to run at night to avoid crowded trails, they were given some bad advice. Not only does running at night make it hard to see, but it’s also pretty terrifying being on a trail alone at night. It doesn’t seem like they decided to take this advice.
Preparing for college is a stressful time for most teenagers. It can be hard to know what classes to choose to ensure that they are equipped for higher education. When this student was trying to prepare for college, they were told to take a math class so they wouldn’t have to later. This was unnecessary, though, as this person wasn’t a math major, but an English major. With luck, this satisfied at least one requirement for this student.
There are some things in life that we all just know are bad. Whether it’s an ugly fashion trend or unappetizing food, there are some things that most of us can agree aren’t good. When having a conversation with someone who said that experience is necessary for having an opinion on something, this person had the perfect response. Without missing a beat, they listed off a number of things that most of us agree aren’t great. The man on the other end was left speechless, with his point swiftly proven wrong.
Cold Solves it All
It can be stressful when your phone malfunctions. Whether your phone has water damage or is overheating, it can seem like the end of the world is it isn’t fixed. After being given some bad advice, this person’s friend thought they could fix their overheating phone by putting it in the freezer for an hour. Not only did this not fix the original problem, it probably created a few more problems as well.
Most kids get bloody noses from time to time, usually from playing outside. They aren’t usually a big deal and the school nurse patches them up fairly quickly. While most school nurses have good advice for kids, that was not the case for this person. When they showed up at the clinic with a bloody nose, the nurse told them to blow their nose as hard as they could. This most likely scared that kid into playing less rough in the future.
There are fewer things more satisfying than freshly washed sheets and blankets. This wonderful feeling goes away quickly, leaving some people searching for ways to keep their bedding fresh. When this woman was told that sprinkling baby powder on clean sheets would keep them fresh, she put that advice to the test. Fresh or not, it did leave her looking like a powdered donut right out of the bag. It’s probably better to stick to detergent on this one.