How to Get a Flatter Tummy Almost Instantly

What You Eat & Your Tummy

You probably know by now which foods to avoid if you want to get healthy and fit, but you may not be aware of the foods that cause bloating.

Avoiding excess bloating is an easy way to keep your tummy flat and feel healthy and toned. Some foods are really big offenders when it comes to bloating. Here’s what to look out for…

4 Foods that Cause Bloating

Salty & Processed Foods

Sodium is the one you’re probably most familiar with. Sodium rich foods or those high in salt cause your body to retain water, and this can make your waistline feel a couple of inches bigger than it really is. If you want a flatter tummy, cut down on the salt.

Nine times out of ten, this also means cutting out processed foods, which tend to contain a lot of salt. Salt is used a preservative in packaged foods.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Despite their many health properties, veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts can really expand your tummy. This is due to their high fiber content. I’m not suggesting you avoid these items altogether (because they are healthy), but instead time them appropriately when you know you’re going to be exposing some skin! For instance it may be a good idea to avoid these veggies just before heading out for the evening, or before your yoga session.

Artificial Sweeteners & Diet Foods

I’m always pushing for a whole foods diet, but one of the reasons is that it’s also less likely to produce bloating. Artificial foods with tons of chemicals, including artificial sweeteners, are likely to make you feel gassy and puffy. They can also screw up your appetite and blood sugar levels.  In fact, I found out that most protein powders are full of these artificial chemicals and that is what causes the intestinal discomfort and hence why I recommend a natural protein powder like Optimum 100% Natural Whey which is nice and clean and doesn’t cause any bloating.

Soda & Carbonated Beverages

Anything carbonated is just putting a lot of air into your tummy, and that’s going to make you feel a lot bigger (and less fit) than you are. If you’re on a healthy diet, you should be avoiding soda as it is, but if you want to enjoy a carbonated beverage, this may be another one that you want to time accordingly.

Need to get a little more serious about burning belly fat? Check out my article on How to Torch Belly Fat in 6 Weeks.

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