It can be tempting to reach for a snack before going to bed, thinking it can’t possibly ruin your diet. It’s all fun and games until you start to notice your little pouch. The problem is that late-night snacks aren’t the only thing that’s preventing you from burning stubborn tummy fat.
There are lots of unhealthy daily habits that are ruining your weight loss efforts. And now that you’ve got a big event coming up, you want to fix it asap. Well, we’ve got good news and bad news! While slimming down your stomach will take time and dedication, there are a few quick tricks you can do to make your belly flatter in a matter of hours.
Ditch Gluten And Dairy For A Day
You may be intolerant to certain food groups without even knowing it! As a matter of fact, most people are intolerant to some foods but they haven’t been diagnosed yet. So what better way to test if you’re intolerant than by removing certain food groups from your diet? Cut out dairy and gluten for a day and see if you feel less bloated. If the discomfort goes away, you might want to decrease your daily intake ideally for a month.
Watch Your Sodium Intake
When you eat foods that are high in sodium, you end up feeling (and looking!) bloated. Sodium causes the body to retain water temporary. Sadly, almost all foods contain sodium or salt, and they both make your body swell up. So drink tons of water, load up on fruits and vegetables, and stay away from salt (at least for a day!)
Start Reaching For Pineapple
Whenever you’re craving a little extra something, reach out for pineapple or papaya, instead! As it turns out, pineapple is packed with an enzyme called Bromelain, which helps digestion by breaking down proteins in the stomach, which, (you guessed it!) helps eliminate bloating. Keep your belly in check by sipping on an all-natural belly flattener smoothie!
Steer Clear From Alcohol
Alcohol not only causes your body to have digestive issues, but it’s also loaded with sugar, which leads to bloating, inflammation, and dehydration of the skin. To get rid of the swelling fast, stay away from alcohol all day and start drinking tons of water instead. You can even add a few slices of pineapple to add some flavor.
Eat Lots And Lots Of Fiber
To flatten or debloat your belly in less than 24 hours, you’ll need to try every trick in the book to reduce inflammation. And nothing helps your digestive system function to its full potential than eating foods that are packed with protein and fiber such as blueberries, pears, eggs, almonds, quinoa, and tofu. But be careful with beans and cruciferous veggies as they can actually make you bloated!