You have literally been working out 24/7 for the past three months to get ready for bikini season. But the last thing you want is to have a bloated belly when you finally get to the beach.
Here is a list of foods that will help you keep that belly in check, some even help to reduce bloating after eating foods that leave your tummy looking a few months pregnant.
Cukes are packed full of crunchy wholesome goodness and loads of water, which helps to reduce bloating. Cucumbers are low in fiber, which means you will pee more and the more you pee the less bloated you will feel (and look).
Watermelon even has the word “water” in it, meaning that is loaded with, yep, you got it – water. One large wedge only has 100 calories, meaning you can eat it guilt free, making it the perfect summer snack on a hot day.
One of the main reasons for the belly boat is water retention. But asparagus can actually help you to reduce your belly. Just make sure to steam a few branches of asparagus the night before and magically watch your tummy shrink back to its normal size.
Surprised to see this item on the list? Even though bananas are high in sugar they are high in potassium. Potassium, especially when consumed, is high in qualities such as a banana can actually offset the affects of that salty meal you just ate.
Get your protein fix before you hit the beach by eating a yummy egg white omelet. Since it is packed with good-for-you protein, you will feel full for hours and it will act as a diuretic to help you eliminate the water retention that’s bloating you up.
Not only is Greek yogurt a delicious snack, it is jammed-packed full of protein. Plus, it contains probiotics that help improve your digestion, giving you a flatter, trimmer stomach in no time. Just be careful, some products contain more than 20 grams of sugar per serving.
Iced Coffee or Tea
Steer clear away from any iced drinks that contain sugar, milk products or carbonated sparkling water. Sugar will cause you to retain water and carbonation and milk will leave you felling bloated and gassy.
Avocados have loads of healthy fats that your body loves, plus they leave you feeling full longer. Since they are easy to digest, they won’t leave you feeling bloated.
Love nuts? Nuts love you too, especially almonds and pistachios. Make sure you look for nuts that are unsalted otherwise say hello to that belly bloat. Plus, they are packed in protein so you will feel full longer.
Zucchini is great on the BBQ with other grilled vegetables. Low in fiber and loaded with water, but it will leave you feeling full. Fill up your plate with zucchini and steer clear from that potato salad and potato chip section.
The healthiest way to satisfy your sweet tooth, without the extra calories is munching on some grapes. Not only are they delicious they help to reduce bloating and gas.