1. Get Your Fiber Fix
Get things running smoothly by eating foods high in fiber like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Women should aim for 25 grams of fiber per day while men should aim for 38 grams. .
2. Never Forget Your Water Bottle
Water aids in digestion and gets things moving. Keep that water bottle close and start the morning with a big glass of lemon water to set a healthy tone for your day. .
3. Slow Your Chew Time
Slowing down your chew time will not only help stop the intake of excess air, but well-chewed food is easier for digestion which means less gas and bloating, too. PS – Chewing gum also leads to swallowing air and bloat! .
4. Cap The Fizz
Carbonated drinks like soda and sparkling water cause gas to get trapped in your stomach. To spruce up water and help you sip all day, add fruit and herbs for a fun and tasty twist. .
5. Skip The Sodium
The recommended daily amount of sodium is 1,500 grams Always read the labels before putting an assumingly healthy food in your cart. Your future flat belly will thank you! .
6. Bloat-Fighting Food
Foods rich in potassium like bananas, kiwis, avocados, and pistachios can help prevent water retention and bloating caused by sodium.
7. Pick The Right Moves
To flatten your stomach, you need to work all four main abdominal muscles often. The rectus abdominis runs vertically and is the muscle used to flex the core. The transverse abdominis is a deep muscle that runs horizontally around your body that stabilizes your low back and low abs, a common “trouble spot” for women. Finally, the external and internal obliques run diagonally on the sides of your torso and help you turn side-to-side. .
8. Be A Cardio Queen
If you’re really serious about losing your belly, you need to get serious about taking your current workout up a notch. .
9. Munch on MUFAs
Nuts, seeds, olive oil, olives, avocadoes, and dark chocolate all make the cut. Aim to have at least one MUFA in every meal!
10. Aim To Eat Clean
What does “clean” mean? Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and unprocessed complex carbohydrates.